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Subject:

pURL 1.0b : fensive

From:

John Cayley <[log in to unmask]>

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John Cayley <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Sun, 1 Feb 1998 18:52:26 +0000

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>preference and what drives it. Perhaps _______'s 'Publication of the
>List' can begin to address such a diasparity. (sic)

To midwife a velocimetric and hydraulic ? : revolution; and so that cris's
re-citation should not be in vain; and because I said I would, the
beta-launch of pURL is hereby announced.

I have a list of ten volunteer readers, but I would like more. I may be
sending requests to individuals over the next couple of days (ah ha! you
will 'say' to yourselves, he is encroaching on the editorial side, and you
would be right, but my particular sphere of influence will be sharply
circumscribed and, trust us, insubstantial. "One reserves the right, etc.")

I have also had one submission, which I will distribute to readers shortly.

Here is how it will work (for the time being, until the inevitable issue of
version 1.0.1; 1.3; 1.5 (always a good version, btw, asfik); 2.0; 2.1a
(often also a good vintage) -- Please also send corrections to any mistakes
I may have made in typing this and/or suggestions for articles I may have
omitted. Descriptions of what other list members think pURL might be* would
also be useful:


    ====
    pURL
    ====

(Version 1.0b, 1 Feb 1997)

Publications of the britPo List
-------------------------------

0 What is pURL?
---------------

0.1) pURL is a simple publishing institution* mediated through the British
Poets discussion list <[log in to unmask]; mailbase server:
[log in to unmask]>. It is designed to allow list members and others
to submit poetic texts for reading, comment and possible publication (on
majority recommendation), by a randomly rotating triumvirate of
self-/arbitrarily selected volunteer readers.

[*pURL is an editorial hybrid, an experiment in open, arbitrary,
obstructed, chance-modulated critical engagement and publication within a
networked region of the field of poetic writing.]

0.2) Initially, pURL will be administered by John Cayley. All queries,
submissions, readers' and other correspondence should be addressed to him
at:

          [log in to unmask]

0.3) As will be clear from the procedures outlined below, Cayley's role is
primarily administrative. However, he reserves the right to make
occasional, minimal, arbitrary editorial interventions, only in the sense
that he may solicit individual volunteer readers, and may revise and
republish these guidelines from time to time.


1 pURL Readers
--------------

1.1) Anyone may volunteer to be a reader.

1.2) Once you have volunteered, you will agree to remain on the list of
readers for at least 3 months, and to read, comment on and recommend (or
not) all texts you are sent for potential publication by pURL.

1.3) Readers will agreee to allow the publication of their comments and/or
criticism for all *recommended* work. If they do not recommend publication
of a particular work, they will indicate whether they are happy to have
their comments published: a) to the list, b) on the PURL website, and/or c)
passed on to the writer of the submitted work.

1.3) Readers will send their comments and recommendations to the pURL
adminstrator, NOT directly to the list. This will allow them to choose to
remain anonymous if they wish. They should clearly state whether they wish
to retain anonymity each time they return a set of comments (i.e. they may
choose to 'de- or re-cloak' at any time).


2 pURL Submissions
------------------

2.1) Anyone may submit a text to:

          [log in to unmask]

2.2) Texts sent to any other address risk being ignored (by pURL, in any
case). In particular DO NOT send submissions for pURL to the list address.

2.3) The text must be in electronic form, but *any* web-publishable
material will be read and considered. If the layout/visual aspect of the
piece is crucial and may be altered/corrupted by transmission or delivery
media, hard copy may be sent, on application, to the administrator as a
guide.

2.4) Submissions will *not* be acknowledged (admin. of this institution
will be kept to an absolute minimum). The administrator will not
necessarily enter into *any* correspondence with individuals concerning
specific submissions, or the administration of these procedures.

2.5) Submissions will be sent anonymously to three of the pURL readers. The
readers of any particular text will be randomly selected from the list of
current readers.

2.6) Texts which are not recommended will not be published. Their writers
will be informed, and provided with any comments which readers are happy
for them to see. (Nb: The writers will, of course, be perfectly at liberty
to send texts which were not recommended for pURL to the List -- or
anywhere else on the Internet for that matter -- themselves, along with any
comments which are returned to them.)


3 pURL Publication
------------------

3.1) Once all three readers have commented, if a majority recommends that a
text should be accepted as a pURL 'publication of the list', it will be
circulated in the ways outlined below. Preparation for publication in these
forms will be the primary responsibility of the administrator (all help
gratefully received).

3.2) Recommended texts will be sent to the British Poets list, marked as
pURL publications.

3.3) They will also be translated to HTML and mounted on a web site
associated with the current Web archive of the British Poets list. The
administrator will endeavour to make as faithful as possible a
transcription of any recommended text into HTML, however, he will not
necessarily enter into any correspondence and discussion of the HTML thus
produced. If the writer of the text is dissatisfied, she or he may withdraw
the work, or provide her or his own HTML.

3.4) Over time, the administrator will assemble a list of pURL addresses
for further Internet circulation of recommended texts (e.g. to individuals,
lists, organizations with a shared interest in contemporary poetic writing,
etc. -- suggestions for this list will be gratefully received.)


pURL Provisos
-------------

4.1) If at any time the volume of submissions becomes too great, for either
the administrator or the readers, the admistrator will temporarily 'close'
pURL until all submissions in train are dealt with, and so that further
submissions may be properly handled. Any submissions received during a
'closed' period will be 'bounced' back with an appropriate message.

4.2) Please remember that everyone participating in pURL does so
voluntarily, co-operatively and (in the ideal and infinite velocity of
utopian hyperspace) co-creatively.

4.3) Any writer submitting to pURL who is unsure of tone or punctuation in
this medium, is encouraged to make clear and consistent use of grounded-
(preferred) or ungrounded- irony tags (see: 'Basic Email Mark-up Language',
version 3.2.1a, article 7.1.3 <http://www.beml.org/basic/irony#a07>).

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John Cayley / Wellsweep Press http://www.demon.co.uk/eastfield/
1 Grove End House 150 Highgate Road London NW5 1PD UK
Tel & Fax: (+44 171) 267 3525 Email: [log in to unmask]
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