All are welcome to submit for possible publication in future issues, but please see the information about our reading periods and the specific calls for each issue. We plan for the information about each N+1th issue to be available in the Nth issue, just as the information about the third issue is available here.
Taper #3: Triptychs and Triads will be the next issue, exploring literary and numerical themes on the concept of threes. Taper melds the literary traditions of the Oulipo with the restrictions of computing systems to provide a fertile ground for creativity. For this issue, we invite literary self-contained computational pieces that explore "three" in diverse ways: e.g. cultural memes (superstitions, “three strikes you’re out”, “three’s company”, “three-peat”, “three is the magic number”, “three musketeers”, etc;), literary juxtaposition (triptych, triplets, tercets), and/or language constructions (trigrams, glyphs). Taper is interested in works that foreground the intersection of computation, literature, and text.
Submissions are to be placed in our template and are to be valid HTML5 including valid ES6, with all parts of the page after the header limited to 3KB. This means that with the unmodified template, the maximum size for a file is 6363 bytes. Please use the W3C validator to check your file. Submissions may not use any external libraries or APIs or link to any external resources, including fonts. Refer to our license information for the terms under which all poems have been and will be released; by submitting to Taper #3, you agree that, if we accept your work, we may release it, copyright by you, under this same short all-permissive license. We invite submissions from those interested in participating at firstname.lastname@example.org by
February 18, 2019 (deadline extended to) March 1, 2019. Simply attach your work in the form of HTML files, and send up to three submissions.