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Twitter is a place for gossip, news, short form diary entries, lots of links, sports tidbits, and trending topics, but the leading social network announced on Thursday its Twitter Fiction Festival, that will run five days, starting November 28 through to December 2nd.

Twitter is calling the Fiction Festival a virtual storytelling celebration open to creative storytellers from around the world. The Festival form asks for your name, Twitter handle, a story proposal in terms of how you will tell your story, and what Twitter account(s) you will use. The form also asks for a sample of writing from your project.

Ideas for the Twitter Festival include short stories in the form of tweets, Twitter chats, live-tweeting, or an original project. The proposal, Twitter says, must fit into the time window of the five day festival, or it can run as short as an hour. Selected authors for the Festival will be announced Monday, November 19th, and the Festival will begin nine days later. Twitter has not yet provided a deadline for submitting proposals.

One popular example of a Twitter fictional project is Pulitzer Prize winner, Jennifer Egan’s (@egangoonsquad) Black Box: A Twitter Short Story. The story was told through the New Yorker’s fiction account (@NYerFiction), and it appears alongside a call for entertainers, journalists, leaders, and other influential people to share and connect on Twitter with similar projects, presented and linked on the #OnlyOnTwitter page.

Other authors whom have shared stories or projects include columnist Anna Quindlen and author Salman Rushdie.


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  1. Anil Pawale
    October 27, 2012 at 3:33 pm


  2. Siddhant Chaurasia
    October 23, 2012 at 12:41 am

    I am not going to sign up. But it looks interesting

    • Bakari Chavanu
      October 27, 2012 at 5:03 pm

      I agree, it will make for some interesting reading.

  3. Lisa Santika Onggrid
    October 22, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    I really like to try applying. I don't have Twitter for now, though.

    • Mac Witty
      October 22, 2012 at 4:27 pm

      Why not start?

  4. Harish Jonnalagadda
    October 22, 2012 at 7:10 am

    Thanks for the suggestion!

  5. Mac Witty
    October 20, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Well, I'll not sign up but look forward to reading what they will come up with!

    • Bakari Chavanu
      October 22, 2012 at 9:52 pm

      Yep, they may prove entertaining.

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