"The range of work shortlisted for the awards was an eye-opener for me personally in terms of what I might consider “fiction” and “poetry” to be in the e-lit context...the list included a number of works that took radically different approaches to the form and interface of fiction [such as] Mez’s the data[h!]bleeding texts written in her particularly styled mutation of human and machine language..."

- Scott Rettberg, Developing an Identity for the Field of Electronic Literature: Reflections on the Electronic Literature Organization Archives