ELO Electronic Literature Organization

The Winners!

Fiction short list

Poetry short list

Judging criteria

2001 Awards Ceremony


Judges for the 2001 Electronic Literature Awards

Larry McCaffery, fiction judge

Larry McCaffery has published numerous scholarly books and essays dealing with postmodern literature and culture including four volumes of interviews: Anything Can Happen (with Tom LeClair), Alive and Writing (with Sinda Gregory) and Across the Wounded Galaxies, and Some Other Frequency. He is the editor of the influential Storming the Reality Studio: A Casebook of Cyberpunk and Postmodern Science Fiction, and of After Yesterday's Crash: The Avant Pop Anthology. McCaffery has also co-edited the FC2's Black Ice Books since 1992 with Ronald Sukenick. He is currently Professor of English at San Diego State University.

Read Larry McCaffery's comments on the short list and his final selection of Caitlin Fisher's "These Waves of Girls" for the 2001 ELO Fiction Award.


Larry McCaffery
Larry McCaffery

Heather McHugh, poetry judge

Heather McHugh is Milliman Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at the University of Washington in Seattle from January to June each year, and a visiting faculty member at the low-residency MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, N.C. from July to December. Her most recent collections of poems are Hinge & Sign (Wesleyan University Press) and The Father of the Predicaments (Wesleyan); her translations of Euripides' Cyclops (Oxford) and Paul Celan's poetry (under the title Glottal Stop: 101 Poems, with co-translator Nikolai Popov) are forthcoming in 2000. Her essays are collected under the title Broken English: Poetry and Partiality, and her web page is accessible at spondee.com.

Read Heather McHugh's comments on the short list and her final selection of John Cayley's "Windsound" for the 2001 ELO Poetry Award.


Heather McHugh
Heather McHugh

ELO acknowledges the support of our global sponsor, the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation for their generous support of the Electronic Literature Directory project. We also thank our hosts at UCLA: the Center for Digital Humanities, the English Department, the Design| Media Arts Department, the School of the Arts and Architecture, and SINAPSE. We thank also the Illinois Humanities Council and the Illinois Arts Council, who supported the 2001-2002 Interactions program, 2001 Awards and founding sponsor ZDNet and founding sponsor NBCi.