Twitter Is Hosting A Fiction Festival!

Do you have a great idea for telling a story using Twitter?

Twitter is inviting “authors and creative storytellers around the world to push the bounds of what’s possible with Twitter content” and  participate in its upcoming fiction festival. It’s a very exciting opportunity for writers – and readers!

Did you follow Jennifer Egan’s novel, Black Box, when it was posted on Twitter one tweet at a time? It was written specifically for Twitter and although I only read the first day, if those tweets were any indication of what followed – it was fantastic.

Or did you catch Teju Cole’s “Small Fates” or Dan Sinker’s @mayoremanuel? No? Well, mark your calendar so you don’t miss THIS.

Twitter just announced it will be hosting a “five-day Twitter Fiction Festival” at the end of November. It will be “a virtual storytelling celebration held entirely on Twitter” and featuring “creative experiments in storytelling from authors around the world.”

If you’d like to take part in the Twitter Fiction Festival, submit your idea here. Tell us how you are going to explore content formats that already exist on Twitter — short story in Tweets, a Twitter chat, live-tweeting — or, even better, how you’ll create a new one. How will you work with our real-time global platform, where anyone can contribute to your story at any moment? The proposal must fit into the time window of our five day festival— but that means that a project could run for the length of the festival, or just for an hour.

Twitter will be announcing the selected authors and festival agenda on Monday, November 19th – and we’ll be sharing that news with you as well.

And the watch for the festival to start on November 28th using the #twitterfiction hashtag.

Good luck!

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@MaryCLong Mary C. Long is Chief Ghost at Digital Media Ghost. She writes about everything online and is published widely, with a focus on privacy concerns, specifically social sabotage.