Critical and Creative Works Needed

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We are seeking both critical and creative works that make interesting use of the possibilities of a web-based journal like Technoculture.

You are encouraged to email us at inquiries at tcjournal dot org to send us abstracts of work for consideration before writing up a full version of the text. If we think your project is right for Technoculture, then we'll write back and discuss the specifics of your submission process with you.

Our intended readers are not necessarily academics. In any event, jargon and stilted language should be avoided; readers should not have to parse a sentence six times before proceeding to the next sentence.

For both critical essays and creative works, we will provide peer review, though the exact details of our peer review process are currently under discussion. Any historical period or kind of technology is of interest to us. Critical papers should exhibit some theoretical underpinning or thought, and not be just close readings of texts. Generally, we use the most current version of MLA style for all critical works.

We also welcome creative submissions from our authors as well. We particularly encourage authors of new media pieces using audio or video as their primary medium to consider submitting their work to Technoculture. We no longer are publishing print-type poems that could be printed out.

We encourage all authors to use of audio or video—we'd rather see or hear you read your work, rather than merely putting it on the screen in words. We would also like to have artists submit documentation of installations and of performance in works that engage the idea of technology or use technology in new and exciting ways. While full MLA is not necessary for creative works, please include a credit for all contributors (musicians, designers, actors, readers, etc.) in your text, however it is delivered. Please write our editor at editor at tcjournal dot org for more information or inquiries.

In order to make our articles and other works accessible, you will need to provide a transcript of your work.. Media (such as film clips) should be embedded directly in the HTML code for a page. We use MP3 and Ogg for audio and Ogg, Webm, and MP4 for video.

TC Journal does not use links to existing materials on the web; instead, all materials should be archived directly on our site.

We respect intellectual property—but also support mashup of existing materials if significant artistic or critical value is added in that process.

All in house materials (such as this page) are licensed as open source for non-commercial use. For critical articles, creative works, and reviews, we will display a traditional copyright note on behalf of our authors, who retain all rights. In addition, we ask and encourage authors to make their materials open source via such means as a Creative Commons license. In either case, we require a permanent license to publish in Technoculture. Once you have signed an agreement with us, you may not withdraw your article without our permission. However, our license allows you to use your work in any way you see fit post publication in Technoculture, while preserving our right to keep your article or work in print for the lifetime of the journal.

Hypertexts are welcome but must be archived on our site. No remote hosting by link. A link back to our website must appear on every page of your hypertext. Print texts are acceptable, and should be submitted in Rich Text Format. We will convert submissions to PDF or HTML. If we use PDF, we will embed it on a web page of its own (with an associated stable URL). We encourage the use of media.

We do not accept or even consider articles on pedagogy; the use of technology in the classroom is handled well by other journals.