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The Year's Best Literature on Twitter

Literature Leaders - The Shorty Awards - The best producers of real-time, short form content on Twitter(You can still submit a vote for fun, but the actual contest is over)

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Winner

The Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences will use a combination of criteria to select the winner from among the finalists, including the number of votes, the reasons given in nominations, answers to the Shorty Interview (which you can still take here) and the content of the finalists' tweets.

1st

Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman
Finalist

will eventually grow up and get a real job. Until then, will keep making things up and writing them down.
Richard Cutayar
Richard Cutayar I recommend @neilhimself in the Shorty Award category #literature because after reading I have nightmares with a smile.
Daniel Brett Larsen
Daniel Brett Larsen I recommend @neilhimself in the Shorty Award category #literature because... He's a fantastic writer.
Bianca Davanzo
Bianca Davanzo I recommend @neilhimself in the Shorty Award category #literature because i love his books
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490 votes in literature
9 votes in celebrity
8 votes in weird
4 votes in books
4 votes in government

2nd

Arjun Basu

Arjun Basu
Finalist

Author, editor, traveller, husband, dad, foodie, slightly mad. Creating Twisters, 140-character short stories
uvfan
uvfan I recommend @arjunbasu in the Shorty Award category #literature because...
Neeraj Hirani
Neeraj Hirani I want to remind you to vote for @arjunbasu in the Shorty Award category #literature because ... he's flippin' funny!
Lopa
Lopa I vote for @arjunbasu for a Shorty Award in #literature because he is so witty and clever with only 140 characters.
View all votes for Arjun Basu
287 votes in literature
5 votes in humor
2 votes in vss
1 vote in weird

3rd

Rebecca Woodhead

Rebecca Woodhead
Finalist

Dot Com Pioneer turned writer. Shorty Awards Finalist. Tweet authorpreneurial stuff: writing, business, cultural change, social media etc. Blip DJ TheRandomer.
British Author in US
British Author in US I recommend @rebeccawoodhead in the Shorty Award category #literature because...this award could be just what she needs
phoebe mahon
phoebe mahon I vote for @rebeccawoodhead for a Shorty Award in #literature because she has a delightful way with words, which counts for something!
Lavazza's at Frys
Lavazza's at Frys I vote for @rebeccawoodhead for a Shorty Award in #literature because... she is highly worthy of a publishing deal
View all votes for Rebecca Woodhead
180 votes in literature
2 votes in sports
1 vote in egocentric
1 vote in ff
1 vote in humor

4th

Warren Ellis

Warren Ellis
Finalist

English Writer. Not Australian Musician. Lives in your brain.
Wordpress Hosts
Wordpress Hosts I vote for @warrenellis for a Shorty Award in #literature because no one else could have come up with Falconer
Kenna Conklin
Kenna Conklin I vote for @warrenellis for a Shorty Award in #literature because I love the glimpses into his demented world.
d@rby
d@rby I vote for @warrenellis for a Shorty Award in #literature because no one else could have come up with Falconer
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145 votes in literature
2 votes in customerservice
2 votes in weird
1 vote in culturalinstitution
1 vote in cultural

5th

Sherrilyn Kenyon

Sherrilyn Kenyon
Finalist

Is off playing with her imaginary friends. She'll be back to play on Twitter when they drive her crazy. Oh wait, too late LOL.
Sukie Deranged_Dolly
Sukie Deranged_Dolly I recommend @kenyonsherrilyn in the Shorty Award category #literature because her writing is mesmerizing :)
Christine Von Ditter
Christine Von Ditter I recommend @kenyonsherrilyn in the Shorty Award category #literature because...
valerie torres
valerie torres I recommend @KenyonSherrilyn in the Shorty Award category #literature because she's awesome & Deserves it!
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101 votes in literature
7 votes in books
5 votes in author
4 votes in art
2 votes in writing

6th

David Thorne

David Thorne
Finalist

Amongst my qualities, which include reciting prime numbers backwards from 90956, reading to blind children & training seals, embellishment may be at the top.
Pelham
Pelham nominate @27bslash6 for a Shorty Award in #literature because if he doesn't win humor he deserves to win this
Tim Curtis
Tim Curtis I nominate @27bslash6 for a Shorty Award in #literature because... he will beat his child otherwise.
Carlos González
Carlos González I nominate @27bslash6 for a Shorty Award in #literature because srlsy, this guy can write. Check out his blog.
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212 votes in literature
2,044 votes in humor
7 votes in bribery
3 votes in egocentric
2 votes in design

7th

Karl L.

Karl L.

Minha única arma é uma caneta, minhas únicas munições são letras, meu único alvo é o papel. Sou só um escritorzinho de quinta que não é colírio e não quer ser.
Sergio McKenzie
Sergio McKenzie I vote for @RealCheidi for a Shorty Award in #literature because... eu quis! (:
Angel Ap. Santin
Angel Ap. Santin RT @shortyvotes: @RealCheidi, you were nominated by @AngelAparecida (and 119 others) for a Shorty Award in #literature http://bit.ly/dl5H...
Murilo Ranieri
Murilo Ranieri I vote for @RealCheidi for a Shorty Award in #literature because...
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123 votes in literature
3 votes in design
2 votes in egocentric
2 votes in humor
1 vote in food

8th

Caroline Smailes

Caroline Smailes

I write novels and I'm published by The Friday Project (HarperCollins), but mainly I'm trying to live happily ever after.
Louise Wise
Louise Wise I nominate @Caroline_S for a Shorty Award in #literature because she makes me laugh.
Catherine Hawley
Catherine Hawley I nominate @Caroline_S for a Shorty Award in #literature because her tweets and blog are such a pleasure.
Josa Young
Josa Young I nominate @Caroline_S for a Shorty Award in #literature because she is a great inspiration online.
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31 votes in literature

9th

Laurell K. Hamilton

Laurell K. Hamilton

Author of the Anita Blake Series and Merry Gentry Series of novels
Jordan Stoner
Jordan Stoner I vote for @LKHamilton for a Shorty Award in #literature because...her characters feel like real people.
Melanie Simmons
Melanie Simmons I nominate @LKHamilton for a Shorty Award in #literature because... #AnitaBlake is great!!
Jen
Jen I nominate @lkhamilton for a Shorty Award in #literature because... she is fan-freaking-tastic!. Her work is amazing!
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30 votes in literature
122 votes in art
21 votes in books
13 votes in vampire
4 votes in flirting

10th

Penny Goring

Penny Goring

gob of fire, eye of toad, wonky writing, coddish painting, mother of Bibi Dolly. Year Zero Writer.
thesharkguys
thesharkguys I nominate @triplecherry for a Shorty Award in #literature because as far as goring goes, better here than Pamplona
Agnieszka's Shoes
Agnieszka's Shoes I nomintae @triplecherry for a Shorty Award in #literature because she's the voice of the twenty tens
Sam Johnstone
Sam Johnstone I nominate @triplecherry for a Shorty Award in #literature because she's bold, original and satisfying!
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26 votes in literature

11th

Chris Brauer

Chris Brauer

Twae means Two in 'Scottish'. Pls RT original short stories. Also music, riddles, conversation, Twae.tv links and Literary Bursts.
Sheila the Great
Sheila the Great I nominate @twae for a Shorty Award in #literature because I can't craft an eloquent, non-cheesy persuasion, but he can
Amanda DeZilva
Amanda DeZilva I nominate @twae for a Shorty Award in #literature for literary bursts, 140 character captivation and selective RT's.
Carol Terry
Carol Terry I nominate @twae for a Shorty Award in #literature because twae provides original thought provoking short lit.
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22 votes in literature
2 votes in egocentric

12th

Melissa Marr

Melissa Marr

I write. (Wicked Lovely series, Graveminder)
Kristyn Nicholson
Kristyn Nicholson I nominate @Melissa_Marr for a Shorty Award in #literature because...shes an absolutly amazing author!
Francesca
Francesca I nominate @melissa_marr for a Shorty Award in #literature because Wicked Lovely is wonderful
BecauseISaidSo
BecauseISaidSo I nominate @melissa_marr for a Shorty Award in #literature because she is one of my fave guilty pleasures.
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19 votes in literature
1 vote in egocentric

13th

Vanessa O'Loughlin

Vanessa O'Loughlin

Writer, Mum, workshop conveynor
Brian
Brian I nominate @inkwellHQ for a Shorty Award in #literature because... I like her tweets and newsletter.
Josa Young
Josa Young I nominate @inkwellHQ for a Shorty Award in #literature because she's a cheerful source of info and fun tweets
Rebecca Emin
Rebecca Emin I nominate @inkwellHQ for a Shorty Award in #literature because she's friendly & has lots of tips (& good RTs) to share
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18 votes in literature
1 vote in weird
1 vote in egocentric

14th

PJ Haarsma

PJ Haarsma

Author of The Softwire series and creator of the Rings of Orbis game.
K C
K C I vote for @TheSoftwire for a Shorty Award in #literature because he helps kids to read, he's the real winner!
Dawn Russo
Dawn Russo I nominate @TheSoftwire for a Shorty Award in #literature because... he helped to start @kidsneedtoread
Meg Anderson
Meg Anderson I nominate @TheSoftwire for a Shorty Award in #literature because...He has written award winning young adult fiction!!
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17 votes in literature
1 vote in humor

15th

Agnieszka's Shoes

Agnieszka's Shoes

Year Zero Writer, Free-e-day indie festival organiser, supporting readers & writers
solidad decosta
solidad decosta I nominate @agnieszkasshoes for a Shorty Award in #literature because of their groundbreaking work in self-publishing.
Donna Carrick
Donna Carrick I nominate @Agnieszkasshoes for a Shorty Award in #literature because...of his enthusiastic approach to the future.
Mariana N. Blaser
Mariana N. Blaser I nominate @agnieszkasshoes for a Shorty Award in #literature because he's witty and a great enthusiastic of his causes
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20 votes in literature
1 vote in books

16th

Andy Koehn

Andy Koehn

Learning lessons and a bit of humor in the midst of some heavy sh*t
Barbara007
Barbara007 I nominate @thirty_seconds for a Shorty Award in #literature because...He's an inspiration to me.
Dream★Pusher
Dream★Pusher I nominate @thirty_seconds 4 Shorty Award in #literature... he's a real example of how ppl shld b living! #biggieAward
MelMajoros
MelMajoros I nominate @thirty_seconds for a Shorty Award in #literature because... he is awesome
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16 votes in literature
1 vote in egocentric
1 vote in you

17th

Author James Rollins

Author James Rollins

Author of Subterranean,Excavation,Deep Fathom,Amazonia,Ice Hunt,Sandstorm,Map of Bones,Black Order,The Judas Strain,The Last Oracle), and Indiana Jones and...
Jared King
Jared King I nominate @jamesrollins for a Shorty Award in #literature because he is an amazing writer and a vet. Take that gaiman.
Bryce Rosauro
Bryce Rosauro I nominate @jamesrollins for a Shorty Award in #literature because...he knows how to spin a good story!
Mark Dunn
Mark Dunn I nominate @jamesrollins for a Shorty Award in #literature because...once I pick up 1 of his books I cant put it down!
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14 votes in literature
134 votes in art
2 votes in c
1 vote in des
1 vote in author

18th

daddy bookins

daddy bookins

Children's Book Author - Debuting Peas and Bananas Outside with Lil Boo! Get Your Copy!
Ms Snow
Ms Snow I nominate @daddybookins for a Shorty Award in #literature because I said so, that's why. Now eat your PEAS!
O_note
O_note RT @PeasandBananas: @daddybookins only needs 164 votes to take over first place on the Shorty Awards in #literature http://bit.ly/7ZMJ... ...
LilBoo.TV
LilBoo.TV RT @PeasandBananas: @daddybookins only needs 164 votes to take over first place on the Shorty Awards in #literature http://bit.ly/7ZMJ... ...
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16 votes in literature
1 vote in egocentric

19th

John Green

John Green

I write books and make videos with my brother.
John Ramirez
John Ramirez I nominate @realjohngreen for a Shorty Award in #literature because he's the best.
Dannielle wells
Dannielle wells I nominate @realjohngreen for a Shorty Award in #literature because he's the best.
Samwisegirl12
Samwisegirl12 I nominate @realjohngreen for a Shorty Award in #literature because... he's the best YA author around!!
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13 votes in literature
2 votes in awesome
1 vote in nerdfighters
1 vote in dftba
1 vote in books

20th

Georgia McBride

Georgia McBride

YA author of PRAEFATIO series. Founder of #YAlitchat. Mom to 2 humans + 3 Chihuahuas. Music Fanatic. Media Glutton. Laughter Seeker. Hopeless Romantic.
Jessica Souders
Jessica Souders I nominate @Georgia_McBride for a Shorty Award in #literature because of #YAlitchat. Vote for her: http://bit.ly/6SQj
missdaisyfrost
missdaisyfrost I nominate @Georgia_McBride for a Shorty Award in #literature because of the Chihuahuas
Bobbie Goettler
Bobbie Goettler I nominate @Georgia_McBride for a Shorty Award in #literature because she started #YAlitchat and just rocks.
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21 votes in literature
3 votes in yalitchat