Second Twitter Fiction Festival Approaches

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Last year, we blogged about the first annual Twitter Fiction Festival after it happened. This year, we’re giving you a heads up: if you want to participate in this year’s festival, happening March 12–16, submit your idea to the organizers here.

Not convinced that fiction fits well with a microblogging platform? The Guardian has a piece exploring what writers have achieved with the medium so far, and the potential they have to do even better.

Of particular interest is Teju Cole’s recent short story “Hafiz,” which he “published” by privately sending sentences to other people to tweet and then retweeting what they posted. You can read the whole thing on Storify here.


Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →