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Article Guideline

This is a passion project which means that we all do this without pay but we do all still own our articles. Practically, the articles are about 1,000 words, some shorter, some longer, that is fine. The subject is entirely up to you, the only thing we ask is that it is an aspect of text you really care about. The deadline is end of September and launch will be at the 10th annual Future of Text Symposium in November.

Invited contributors are requested to provide:

  • Article length of around 1,000 words. Roughly
  • A Title (not just your name or ‘The future of text’)
  • The contribution will be formatted without double line breaks to mark paragraphs, just indents for new paragraphs, which you may choose to have in your manuscript or not
  • Your brief bio stating how you want to present yourself, with organisation connections, if you like
  • References, if used, should be in [1] style in the body of the text and are entirely optional
  • Images can be included but please consider the size addition this will add. Please provide the images separately as well as in the document and yes, high resolution please
  • Any links need to be written out, not embedded, so that they will also appear properly in print
  • The submission must be in a Microsoft Word document, which will make it easier for us to do basic proofing, or using Author for macOS which is part of the software we are developing as part of The Future of Text initiative. Author is free and if you are a macOS user and would like to try it, please contact us and we will send you a free code to unlock the in-app feature of Export:


  • Ideally, at least one Tag/Category for the topic. For example history, hypertext, transclusion, interaction or typography
  • A photograph of you would be appreciated

To submit please email your contribution to

If you have any questions please email us at