Literature Emitting Diodes is a three-platform publishing project. From July 2015 to July 2016, we accepted open submissions for literary work under 500 words to present on a scrolling LED display. Each month, one piece was selected and the display was hosted at a different Chicago business. Once an installation had run its course, the piece was published on the dedicated LED website and the next publication would commence.

A full archive of the project is maintained on, including news and links similar projects. The project is ongoing, but will be transitioning to longer, site-specific installations.

Literature Emitting Diodes

Carley Gomez and Levi Sherman, Editors

Ongoing, Since 2015


The newest iteration of Literature Emitting Diodes is a Columbia, MO competition.  Partial Press has partnered with the Columbia Daily Tribune and the Columbia Office of Cultural Affairs to provide a cash prize and, of course, public display of the winning piece at a downtown Columbia business. Details can be found on the LED website, and at the Tribune.

Columbia Daily Tribune LED Writing Contest

Juried by Tribune Staff and a Guest Editor

Until June 30, 2017


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