Submission Guidelines

Hyperrhiz, the peer-reviewed new media satellite site of Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge, is seeking web-based electronic literature/poetry/art contributions. We also consider essays and reviews that take as their subject matter electronic literature, art and culture. Hyperrhiz affirms and extends the mandate of Rhizomes, which is to publish curated and/or peer-reviewed electronic works based on or responding to Deleuzian analyses of culture, but we welcome works with other theoretical foundations. All contributions will be evaluated editorial board using the peer review guidelines listed below. Accepted contributions will be prepared for web presentation in conjunction with the technical editors.

Peer Review Process

Hyperrhiz publishes both scholarly and creative works. Traditionally, the academic and artistic/creative communities have practiced different models of peer review and curation, respectively. Accordingly, we approach peer review in keeping with those customs. Thus:

  • Academic articles and essays are fully peer reviewed by at least one (but preferably two) scholars in the appropriate field of inquiry.
  • Gallery works and artist statements are selected and curated by editorial review in keeping with the aims & scope of the journal.
  • "Hybrid" works (e.g. creative-critical works that do not easily fall under the rubric of either scholarship or art) are evaluated using one of the above methods, at the discretion of the editor.

In all cases, we follow COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. See our Statement of Publication Ethics for more details.

Timeline and Guidelines for Submission

Submission to Hyperrhiz should be in a format that is user-friendly and accessible. All submissions, in addition to undergoing blind review, will be assessed for their usability, accessibility and adherence to technical conventions.

Submit via email or Dropbox

  • Special issues:
    We invite proposals for special issues related to the following: electronic literature, net art, digital rhetorics/composition, critical code studies, and digital humanities. Contact Helen J Burgess at with a proposal, editor bios, list of potential contributors, and a timeline for delivery.
  • Articles and reviews:
    Full manuscripts in Word format should be sent to by 1st December (for Spring review/potential Fall publication) or 30 June (for Fall review/potential Spring publication). To facilitate review, consult the Hyperrhiz Style Guidelines when preparing your manuscript. Send reviews to Craig Saper at

  • Gallery/media works:
    A URL, accompanied by a written proposal, should be sent to You can also share a Dropbox link with Preference will be given to projects which are substantially or fully completed.

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