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The Year's Best Literature on Twitter

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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.

21st

LitChat

LitChat

LitChat is for book lovers everywhere. All books. All the time. 1-hour #litchat takes place M-W-F, 4 pm est.
Alison Wells
Alison Wells I nominate @LitChat for a Shorty Award in #literature because they connect and inform writers and readers
Amanda Rosen
Amanda Rosen I nominate @LitChat for a Shorty Award in #literature because of the discussions they always provoke.
Jag Bhalla
Jag Bhalla I nominate @LitChat for a Shorty Award in #literature because... its a great community of the literati & the literatee
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12 votes in literature
17 votes in books
3 votes in litchat
1 vote in egocentric

22nd

SamuelPeralta Poetry

SamuelPeralta Poetry

For you I wish that these poems were rubies, borne by my own caravan from Xi'an out of Shaanxi, through Persia, along the northern Silk Road. © 2009-2010
stacy ericson
stacy ericson RT @semaphore: 'On the Verandah' - http://bit.ly/s4ve... - poetry by @semaphore (+vote #ShortyAwards in #literature http://bit.ly/6uho...
Gren-Hilda Duval
Gren-Hilda Duval RT @semaphore: 'On the Verandah' - http://bit.ly/s4ve... - poetry by @semaphore (+vote #ShortyAwards in #literature http://bit.ly/6uho...
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29 votes in literature
64 votes in art
48 votes in poetry
4 votes in twitter
1 vote in egocentric

23rd

Very Short Story

Very Short Story

Twitter sized fiction for your entertainment. Stories by @sean_hill. Feedback welcomed. Send me a noun and I'll use the ones that inspire me in a story. Thanks.
Lauren Bagato
Lauren Bagato I nominate @VeryShortStory for a Shorty Award in #literature because it's fresh & unexpected, & in so few characters!
Anne Coulter
Anne Coulter I nominate @VeryShortStory for a Shorty Award in #literature because he's consistently brilliant at 140 lit.
Daniel McLaughlin
Daniel McLaughlin I nominate @VeryShortStory for a Shorty Award in #literature because... his stories are grand on a small scale.
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10 votes in literature
3 votes in humor
1 vote in innovation
1 vote in writing

24th

Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho

writer
Mira
Mira I vote for @paulocoelho for a Shorty Award in #literature because his books are great - warrior of the light. read it!
Marcelo F. Fernandes
Marcelo F. Fernandes I vote for @paulocoelho for a Shorty Award in #literature because... he is brazilian's pride.
PR.BorisKhodorkovsky
PR.BorisKhodorkovsky I nominate @paulocoelho for a Shorty Award in #literature because he shares his wisdom not only in books but on Twitter
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10 votes in literature
2 votes in books
1 vote in tweethearts

25th

Litopia

Litopia

All the news from Litopia Writers' Colony plus our very latest shows
Elly Brussee
Elly Brussee I nominate @Litopia for a Shorty Award in #literature because it's the best source of info for writing and publishing.
jamie mollart
jamie mollart I nominate @litopia for a Shorty Award in #literature because... it is the best source for writing info on the web
David Griffin
David Griffin RT @joannaswainson: I nominate @Litopia for a Shorty Award in #literature because they doesn't miss a trick when it comes to writing and ...
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11 votes in literature

26th

Brennan Neil

Brennan Neil

Revolutionary mind fucker, doomsday profiteer and esoteric secret santa. I also write Baphomet's Requiem. See @Baphomet2013
Tickercom
Tickercom I nominate @brennan_neil for a Shorty Award in #literature because his series is addictive. Way addictive.
CBCL Limited
CBCL Limited I nominate @brennan_neil for a Shorty Award in #literature because... he deserves it.
Island Furniture
Island Furniture I nominate @brennan_neil for a Shorty Award in #literature because... Baphomet's Requiem is the only online story I read, and love.
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7 votes in literature
2 votes in creator
1 vote in egocentric

26th
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Jim Butcher

Jim Butcher

--Storyteller. Let's not complicate things.
Sulien77
Sulien77 I nominate @LongshotAuthor for a Shorty Award in #literature because he gave us Harry Dresden!
Liz aka Persephone
Liz aka Persephone I nominate @longshotauthor (aka Jim Butcher) for a Shorty Award in #literature because he makes awesome fiction!
deb_rasmussen
deb_rasmussen I nominate @longshotauthor for a Shorty Award in #literature because I have a huge crush on Harry Dresden. :)
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7 votes in literature
2 votes in books
1 vote in art

27th

twitteruser
John Mark
John Mark I recommend @TwitterUser in the Shorty Award category #literature because...
bonnie
bonnie I recommend @TwitterUser in the Shorty Award category #literature because...
Kathy
Kathy I recommend @TwitterUser in the Shorty Award category #literature because...She's great and writes fabuously
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10 votes in literature
107 votes in music
57 votes in celebrity
55 votes in customerservice
49 votes in nonprofit

28th

sherrilynkenyon
rho
rho I vote for @SherrilynKenyon for a Shorty Award in #literature because I've had hours of fun with her imaginary friends
DD_Hunter
DD_Hunter I vote for @SherrilynKenyon for a Shorty Award in #literature because...her characters are such an inspiration.
Francesca
Francesca I nominate @SherrilynKenyon for a Shorty Award in #literature because I'm fond of Dark Hunters (Kyrian, Acheron, Nick)
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6 votes in literature
1 vote in other
1 vote in awesome
1 vote in humor

28th
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Brian

Brian

I am an aspiring author. With one poem published and more projects submitted I am attempting to build my resume. Currently I am writing my 2nd novel.
Patrick Hester
Patrick Hester I nominate @TheNewAuthor for a Shorty Award in #literature because he's kewl.
Small Footprints
Small Footprints I nominate @TheNewAuthor for a Shorty Award in #literature because he is a wonderful author & shares his knowledge.
Clifton Hill
Clifton Hill I nominate @TheNewAuthor for a Shorty Award in #literature because he shares the writing process thoughtfully & openly
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6 votes in literature
1 vote in awards

29th

J K Rowling

J K Rowling

Children's Author
Tana F
Tana F I nominate @jk_rowling for a Shorty Award in #literature because her writing is intelligent & stands the test of time.
Peau-Ethique
Peau-Ethique I nominate @jk_rowling for a Shorty Award in #literature because I really love Harry Potter ...
Dedicated Hosting
Dedicated Hosting RT @jenniferkate: I nominate @jk_rowling for a Shorty Award in #literature because she started a revolution in the book world. http://bi ...
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6 votes in literature
2 votes in other
1 vote in books

29th
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Vicki Hinze

Vicki Hinze

Author of 23 books, hundreds of articles, Teacher, Mentor, Book Lover, Wonderer and Dreamer
cherylnorman
cherylnorman I nominate @VickiHinze for a Shorty Award in #literature because her Chapter1Zone connects readers/writers
Poke
Poke I nominate @vickihinze for a Shorty Award in #literature because...of her writing skills and willingness to share them.
Vicki Hinze
Vicki Hinze RT @esinclair1: nominate @vickihinze for a Shorty Award in #literature because Chapter1Zone has proven to be of gr |Thx
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6 votes in literature
1 vote in egocentric
1 vote in weir

30th

Paul Carroll

Paul Carroll

I'm a writer of three novels and I run an online writers group. *Slightly* crazy... just a bit.
Brendan McLoughlin
Brendan McLoughlin I nominate @writeranonymous for a Shorty Award in #literature because...
Amy
Amy I nominate @writeranonymous for a Shorty Award in #literature because he adopted my novel for NaNo & helped A LOT :)
Ronnie
Ronnie I nominate @writeranonymous for a Shorty Award in #literature because...
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7 votes in literature
4 votes in art

31st

Александр Н. Ковч

Александр Н. Ковч

Просто директор простой сельской школы. Очень похоже на то, что единственный в Твиттере;) Интересно? Тогда фолловьте... И читайте;))
doctor
doctor I nominate @AleNKovch for a Shorty Award in #literature because...
Dan Matteush
Dan Matteush I nominate @AleNKovch for a Shorty Award in #literature because he's real twi-poet!
Іван Паламарчук
Іван Паламарчук I nominate @AleNKovch for a Shorty Award in #literature because... найкращий фоловфрідеїст
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6 votes in literature
1 vote in egocentric

32nd

André Luiz Dalazen
Helena L. Fantinelli
Helena L. Fantinelli I nominate @aldalazen for a Shorty Award in #literature because he's a very sexy man ;]
Aline Pacheco
Aline Pacheco I nominate @aldalazen for a Shorty Award in #literature because...hes a pretty good writer
D.V.
D.V. I nominate @aldalazen for a Shorty Award in #literature because he's a great writer
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5 votes in literature

32nd
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Diane Duane

Diane Duane

I write.
Alison Troup
Alison Troup I nominate @dduane for a Shorty Award in #literature because she is awesome :D
Sarah Johansen
Sarah Johansen I nominate @dduane for a Shorty Award in #literature because she's an amazing author and person.
Young Wizards Forums
Young Wizards Forums I nominate @dduane for a Shorty Award in #literature because she writes the Young Wizards books and she tweets!
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5 votes in literature
1 vote in yabooks

32nd
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Daniel Corrêa

Daniel Corrêa

Um amador profissional do cinema e da literatura.
Letícia do A Machado
Letícia do A Machado I nominate @daniel_correa for a Shorty Award in #literature because...of "nada star"(ainda não li "Tristes camelos..."
Clarissa Farias
Clarissa Farias I nominate @daniel_correa for a Shorty Award in #literature because... of "Tristes Camelos e Gabriela" e-project
Lucas Conrado Silva
Lucas Conrado Silva I nominate @daniel_correa for a Shorty Award in #literature because he's the youngest and best writer i know!
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5 votes in literature
27 votes in books
2 votes in egocentric
1 vote in book

32nd
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Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry

British Actor, Writer, Lord of Dance, Prince of Swimwear & Blogger
Teresa Ritterhoff
Teresa Ritterhoff I vote for @stephenfry for a Shorty Award in #literature because...he probably won´t win in celebrity.
Stefanie Wood
Stefanie Wood I nominate @stephenfry for a Shorty Award in #literature because... he has a command on language that no one else does
Jon Winterburn
Jon Winterburn I nominate @stephenfry for a Shorty Award in #literature because he is a god amongst mortals in the world of literature
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5 votes in literature
467 votes in celebrity
22 votes in humor
10 votes in culturalinstitution
7 votes in sports

33rd

Ben Johncock

Ben Johncock

Freelance writer working on his first novel. Blogs for The Bookseller.
Corbey Heyes-Jones
Corbey Heyes-Jones I nominate @benjohncock for a Shorty Award in #literature because I find his approach to it refreshing and fun
Rebecca Woodhead
Rebecca Woodhead I nominate @benjohncock for a Shorty Award in #literature because he knows all and has a witty banter addiction.
Isabel Losada
Isabel Losada RT @samatlounge: I nominate @benjohncock for a Shorty Award in #literature because someone has to organise the tweetups. http://bit.ly/s ...
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33rd
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Scetches

Scetches

Writer, Editor, Author, Ghostwriter, Geek. Feel free to follow my more conversational tweets: @llapen.
Sharon
Sharon I nominate @scetches for a Shorty Award in #literature because she writes amazing mazes. Musical puzzles.
Doug R
Doug R I nominate @scetches for a Shorty Award in #literature because she paints evocative word pictures second to none.
Velvet Verbosity
Velvet Verbosity I nominate @Scetches for a Shorty Award in #literature because...she tweets beautiful 140 character flashfiction/poetry
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5 votes in literature
1 vote in egocentric
1 vote in ff