the html review

issue 02, spring 2023

What is this?

the html review is an annual journal of literature made to exist on the web. It is run by Maxwell Neely-Cohen (Publisher/Editor) and Shelby Wilson (Artistic Director/Editor).

Are there other things like this?

Some friends, inspirations, and idols —

How do submissions work?

Submissions are open from November 1st–December 1st for the next issue, which releases the following Spring. In addition to completed work, we also welcome works-in-progress and pitched ideas.

We pay $500 per contribution. All contributors own their own work in perpetuity and are free to iterate and publish it elsewhere. the html review wants to be more of an incubator and cheerleader than a traditional publisher. Anything contributors make belongs to them and them alone.

While we are happy to take on the cost and logistical burden of hosting, one of the beautiful things about the web is that hyperlinks make centralization unnecessary. While we keep a copy of the code for archival purposes, contributors are totally free to host their work somewhere else if that makes the most sense for them.

Please send your pitch and a bit about yourself to [email protected].

What type of work are you looking for?

Poetry, fiction, non-fiction, graphic storytelling, and experiments that highlight the web as a medium are all welcome.

Some stuff we would love to see— Digital journeys; Word cities; Cellular automatas; Linguistic instruments; Gif operas; Gamelike things, literary games, games that aren’t games but are games but aren’t games; Typewriter art; Concrete poetry; Ascii lyricism; CSS still lifes; Hyperlinked fantasies, travelogues, and histories; Love letters to obsolete formats; Uncanny calendars; Narrative charts; Artistic weather reports; Explorations of ancient music; Browser-based sculptures; Laptop-melting sonic art; Libraries real and imagined; Texts with too many links.

Do you have social media accounts?

No, not right now... Maybe not ever? At the moment we prefer to direct all engagement and attention to our contributors.

Say hi!