Fall 2017 Contributors
Bill Bly The first volume of Bill Bly's ongoing hypertext We Descend was published by Eastgate Systems in 1997; recently, it was one of five early digital works included in the Pathfinders project (2014) and its print companion The Traversals (MIT, 2017), by Stuart Moulthrop and Dene Grigar. Volume Three is under construction. Bill's previous work includes Wyrmes Mete, a hypertext chapbook of poems, and the obligatory academic fiction The Romance of Lost Causes, also in hypertext form. There exist print stories and poems in such publications as 5 AM, Amelia, Antigonish Review, Encore, MacGuffin, Runes, Yahoo! Internet Life, and Zone 3. He has won the Stanley Drama Award and (with John McDaid) the John Culkin Award for Outstanding Praxis in Media Ecology. Bill was a founding member of the Hypertext Writers Workshop, and served as recorder for the legendary Cybermountain Colloquium. He has taught hypertext theory and practice at New York University and Fordham University, and was Director of Writing Programs at Wagner College.
Alan Bigelow is the recipient of the Robert Coover Award for Electronic Literature (2017); the Laureat du Prix Poesie Media, BIPVAL international Prix de Poesie Media (2011); the Judge's Prize, Opening Up Digital Fiction Writing Competition (2017); and First Runner Up, Digital Humanities Awards (2016). His work, installations, and conversations concerning digital fiction and poetry have appeared in the Library of Congress (USA), SFMOMA, La Bibliotheque Nationale de France (Paris), Turbulence.org, Rhizome.org, The National Art Center (Tokyo), Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts, FAD, VAD, FreeWaves.org, The Museum of New Art, Art Tech Media, FILE, Blackbird, Drunken Boat, IDEAS, New River Journal, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, and many other places worldwide. He is currently a Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Medaille College in Buffalo, New York, USA.
Andy Campbell is the Digital Director of UK-based arts/media charity One to One Development Trust and the founder/lead writer for Dreaming Methods, One to One's award-winning in-house electronic literature and narrative games development studio. His latest work includes All the Delicate Duplicates with digital artist Mez Breeze which won The Space Open Call competition, the Tumblr International Prize, Best Overall Game at the UK's GameCity Festival 2016 and Best Experimental Game at the Dundee Games Design Awards 2017; and two works with writer/film-maker Judi Alston--Dreamcatcher, supported by Jumped Up Theatre/Platform8; and WALLPAPER, an immersive game/installation supported by Arts Council England and Sheffield Hallam University with a VR adaptation funded by Creative England. He is the lead developer of Inanimate Alice, an episodic work of digital fiction for young adults written by novelist Kate Pullinger with digital artist Chris Joseph and used extensively in multilingual education worldwide.
Juli Alston is an artist and film-maker who founded and is currently Creative Director and CEO of One to One to One Development Trust, a UK arts/media charity originally established in 1988. She has a track record as a camera person, editor, director and producer (over 500 films) in commissions for charities, television, festivals and with arts organizations. She has an extensive portfolio as a project manager and producer of arts and research projects, often working as an advisor and consultant to NGOs both in the UK and overseas. She has co-authored many works of electronic literature with Andy Campbell including WALLPAPER, Inside: A Journal of Dreams, Clearance, Joyride and Nightingale's Playground.
Mirri Glasson-Darling is an MFA candidate at Virginia Tech in Fiction. Short stories and poetry of hers has appeared in Willow Springs, Crab Orachard Review, Passages North, South Dakota Review, the Dr. TJ Eckleburg Review, Switchback, and Bosque Literary Magazine. She has also received an honorable mention from Glimmertrain.
Lotte Mitchell Reford
Lotte Mitchell Reford is an MFA candidate in Poetry at Virginia Tech. She has an MLitt in Fiction from the University of Glasgow, and prefers the term 'multi-genre' to 'indecisive'. Lotte has had work (of various genres) published in MISO Magazine, National Collective, Far off Places and The Cadaverine. She ran From Glasgow to Saturn for two years, and worked as Editorial and Production Manager for Luath Press, Edinburgh. She enjoys drinking, hand-rolled cigarettes, vegetarian pho, and long walks on icy beaches.