Imprints of the New Modernist Editing

The AHRC funded project Imprints of the New Modernist Editing builds on the earlier findings of the New Modernist Editing Network (NME) that explored issues arising from all aspects of editing modernist texts. It aims to take this discussion further and to involve a broad community of practitioners - which may include artists, designers, writers, or editors for example – to propose creative work responding to modernist text(s) and artwork(s).

Open Call

Proposals for works are sought as part of an exhibition which is the centrepiece for the Imprints of the New Modernist Editing project. These will complement works made by a core of invited practitioners - Barbara Balfour, Helen Douglas, Maria Fusco, Scott Myles, Ane Thon Knutsen and Sam Winston. This exhibition is scheduled to take place at The Laurence Sterne Trust at Shandy Hall, Coxwold, Yorkshire in July 2020, with an accompanying project publication.


Applicants are invited to create proposals for works prompted by a constellation of texts and artworks selected by the project co-ordinators, members of the NME and the core artists and writers. Due to the nature of the Shandy Hall exhibition venue we ask that proposed works are kept to a scale consistent with book, periodical or newspaper formats.

A selection will be made from submitted proposals and successful applicants will receive a fee of £500 towards the creation of their work for exhibition.

A series of workshops has been designed to support the project to foster further knowledge and extend thinking around initial issues raised by the NME. Applicants are encouraged to participate in these to create a community within the project and allow discussion and links to be made. The partners involved in these workshops include MyBookcase, Corridor8 and The Laurence Sterne Trust, with the collaboration of the National Library of Scotland (NLS) and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (SNGMA). Details of these workshops will appear on the Imprints of the NME website.

Project Dates

The deadline for applications is 18 November 2019. Applicants will be informed of the decision of the selection panel by 9 December 2019. The deadline for the submission of finished work from successful proposals is 18 May 2020. Workshops take place at points across the project, full details can be found in the Application Pack, details below.

Application Pack

If you are interested to participate, please find further details in our Application Pack available on the Imprints of the New Modernist Editing website .

The pack contains the following: A list of questions brought up by the NME; The list of texts and artworks that have been chosen as a starting point for proposals; Further details of the programme of workshops and exhibition.