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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.

40th

AlanBaxter

AlanBaxter

Alan is an author living on the south coast of NSW, Australia. He writes dark fantasy and horror, rides a motorcycle and loves his dog. He also teaches Kung Fu.
Tracey O'Hara
Tracey O'Hara I nominate @alanbaxter for a Shorty Award in #literature because he's a fellow aussie author
AlanBaxter
AlanBaxter RT @ThereseFerguson: I nominate @AlanBaxter for a Shorty Award in #literature because he will be 1 of Australia's top male authors. <Thanks!
Therese Ferguson
Therese Ferguson I nominate @AlanBaxter for a Shorty Award in #literature because he will be one of Australia's top male authors.
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3 votes in literature
1 vote in egocentric

40th
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Serena Yates

Serena Yates

author of romantic and erotic gay fiction, published at Dreamspinner Press
Serena Yates
Serena Yates RT @queermagazine I nominate @SerenaYates for a Shorty Award in #literature because she's an amazing writer <-Thank u!
QMO
QMO I nominate @SerenaYates for a Shorty Award in #literature because she's an amazing writer.
Easy Gay Life
Easy Gay Life I nominate @SerenaYates for a Shorty Award in #literature because... she is a great writer!
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3 votes in literature
1 vote in egocentric

40th
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TJ Bennett

TJ Bennett

Published author of outside-the-box historical romances THE LEGACY (AAR’s Buried Treasure 2008, DIK), & THE PROMISE (RT 4 stars)
TJ Bennett
TJ Bennett RT @aggieblues: I nominate @TJBennettauthor for a Shorty Award in #literature because she writes awesome books {Thanks!]
Sarah Schroeder
Sarah Schroeder I nominate @TJBennettauthor for a Shorty Award in #literature because she writes awesome books
Julie Randolph
Julie Randolph I nominate @TJBennettauthor for a #literature Shorty Award because she hates writing 'heart shaped face' and 'he saw her ...he was in loove'
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3 votes in literature
1 vote in egocentric

40th
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NeuroAster

NeuroAster

Have you told a normal person how boring they are today? :) [Autistic adult, proud member of the Autism Awareness Movement]
NeuroAster
NeuroAster RT @STATEFARMSUCKS: I nominate @neuroaster for a Shorty Award in #literature because of her pervasive developmental poem http://bit.ly/shor...
Angela Russell
Angela Russell I nominate @neuroaster for a Shorty Award in #literature because of her pervasive developmental poem
xatstilo
xatstilo I nominate @neuroaster for a Shorty Award in #literature because of her pervasive developmental poem, not otherwise...
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3 votes in literature
1 vote in egocentric

40th
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YasmineGalenorn

YasmineGalenorn

NYT Bestselling Urban Fantasy Author. No autofollow but check @replies daily. NOT always G/PG rated. Also GF/Allergy focused
Justine Greene
Justine Greene I nominate @YasmineGalenorn for a Shorty Award in #literature because she is always creating highly original characters
Saje Williams
Saje Williams I nominate @YasmineGalenorn for a Shorty Award in #literature because...she's even nicer than I am.
sinoo7
sinoo7 RT I nominate @yasminegalenorn for a Shorty Award in #literature because... she is a passioante and eloquent writer
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3 votes in literature

41st

Claudia Leitte

Claudia Leitte

www.claudialeitte.com.br Acesse o site e conheça #FAMO$A, o novo single da cantora.
laryssa
laryssa I nominate @ClaudiaLeitte for a Shorty Award in #literature because...
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Cláudia Leitte News I nominate @ClaudiaLeitte for a Shorty Award in #literature be[email protected]ClaudiaLeitte is the best singer and great perso
Patrícia de Almeida
Patrícia de Almeida I nominate @ClaudiaLeitte for a Shorty Award in #literature because... she has a beautiful voice.
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3 votes in literature
941 votes in design
830 votes in celebrity
622 votes in customerservice
590 votes in music

41st
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laurellkhamilton
Francesca
Francesca I nominate @LaurellKHamilton for a Shorty Award in #literature because I love Anita Blake! See you in March in Paris!
candace
candace I nominate @laurellkhamilton for a Shorty Award in #literature because...
crimsonregret42
crimsonregret42 I nominate @LaurellKHamilton for a Shorty Award in #literature because...I've read her books faithfully for 10 years.
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3 votes in literature
2 votes in books
1 vote in art
1 vote in vampire

42nd

Robert K. Blechman

Robert K. Blechman

Executive Severance: Limited to 140 characters to confess his sins, tweeting may not have been the best use of Willum Granger's final moments.
Robert K. Blechman
Robert K. Blechman I nominate @RKBs_Twitstery for a Shorty Award in #literature because self-promotion is not necessarily narcissistic>
Robert K Blechman
Robert K Blechman I nominate @RKBs_Twitstery for a Shorty Award in #literature because he makes me laugh.
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2 votes in literature
1 vote in egocentric

42nd
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missdaisyfrost

missdaisyfrost

London lit agent and general mischief maker around town. www.missdaisyfrost.com
AudryT
AudryT Oooh! RT @missdaisyfrost: I nominate @Georgia_McBride for a Shorty Award in #literature because of the Chihuahuas
Ben Johncock
Ben Johncock I nominate @missdaisyfrost for a Shorty Award in #literature because...she doesn't take herself too seriously
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2 votes in literature
23 votes in humor

42nd
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Margaret E. Atwood
Tamara Fox
Tamara Fox I nominate @MargaretAtwood for a Shorty Award in #literature because she is Margaret Atwood & she's amazing!
Rachel Wellman
Rachel Wellman I nominate @MargaretAtwood for a Shorty Award in #literature because YOTF is amazing, and her tweets are great!
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2 votes in literature
1 vote in author

42nd
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Anthony Levings

Anthony Levings

Managing Editor, Gylphi Limited: @gylphi (Academic Publishing)
Brian
Brian I nominate @anthonylevings for a Shorty Award in #literature because... he is a word nerd like me - all around good guy
Rebecca Woodhead
Rebecca Woodhead I nominate @anthonylevings for a Shorty Award in #literature because he is the jewel in publishing's belly button.
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2 votes in literature

42nd
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Johanna Harness

Johanna Harness

Writer, teacher, dreamer, creator of Claire Morgane books & #amwriting hashtag.
PJ Kaiser
PJ Kaiser I nominate @johannaharness for a Shorty Award in #literature because of her support and inspiration to authors.
Donna Carrick
Donna Carrick I nominate @JohannaHarness for a Shorty Award in #literature because...of her motivational work with writers.
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2 votes in literature
267 votes in art
11 votes in amwriting
1 vote in egocentric
1 vote in humor

42nd
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Matt Debenham

Matt Debenham

Writer, Drummer, Lover, Statesman.
Mike P
Mike P I nominate @debenham for a Shorty Award in #literature because he's an O.G.
Caissie St.Onge
Caissie St.Onge I nominate @debenham for a Shorty Award in #literature because...he's my shorty! (Romantically. He's normal height.)
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2 votes in literature

42nd
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Jade da Rocha

Jade da Rocha

Brazilian writer, columnist, poet, PLU$ social media, superwoman, intl correspondent TIOSAM.COM & Mundo em Estilo Magazine, apprentice of life
Becky Roche
Becky Roche I nominate @JadedaRocha for a Shorty Award in #literature because she is a + poet...
Jade da Rocha
Jade da Rocha I nominate @JadedaRocha for a Shorty Award in #literature because she is fun to read...
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2 votes in literature
4 votes in celebrity
2 votes in politics
2 votes in journalist
1 vote in egocentric

42nd
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Tariq Nasheed

Tariq Nasheed

My new book The Elite Way is available now. Order at http://barnesandnoble.com
Michael McCree
Michael McCree I nominate @tariqnasheed for a Shorty Award in #literature and #humor
Tariq Nasheed
Tariq Nasheed I nominate @tariqnasheed for a Shorty Award in #literature because...Of the best selling book The Elite Way
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2 votes in literature
1 vote in egocentric

42nd
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Rosanna Silverlight

Rosanna Silverlight

Writer, blogger, bookworm and chai-latte-obsessive. Not related to Microsoft, thanks. ;-)
Toni Hibberd
Toni Hibberd I nominate @miss_rosie for a Shorty Award in #literature because even her blog posts make me despair of ever writing that well. :'(
Jevillian Swike
Jevillian Swike I nominate @miss_rosie for a Shorty Award in #literature because I was blown away by her sophisticated writing style
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2 votes in literature

42nd
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georgiamcbride
Adele Griffin
Adele Griffin I nominate @GeorgiaMcBride for a Shorty Award in #literature bc #yalitchat is a positive, energized, and joyful place
Bobbie Goettler
Bobbie Goettler I nominate @GeorgiaMcBride for a Shorty Award in #literature because she works her butt off for #YAlitchat and members.
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2 votes in literature

42nd
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William Gibson
Marnie L. Froberg
Marnie L. Froberg I nominate @GreatDismal for a Shorty Award in #literature because I want to nominate him
Verified Account ✔
Verified Account ✔ I nominate @GreatDismal for a Shorty Award in #literature because...he verifies that good writers exist on earth.
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2 votes in literature
2 votes in culturalinstitution

42nd
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Jane Porter

Jane Porter

Author of Flirting with Forty, Odd Mom Out, Mrs. Perfect and The Frog Prince... Easy on the Eyes coming July 2009, surfer, reader, writer, traveler, mom of 3
KariAndersen
KariAndersen I nominate @authorjanep for a Shorty Award in #literature because her books speak to the woman's soul
Sarah Schroeder
Sarah Schroeder I nominate @authorjanep for a Shorty Award in #literature because she writes awesome books
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2 votes in literature

42nd
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Thom Gabrukiewicz

Thom Gabrukiewicz

Environment/outdoors writer for the Argus Leader in Sioux Falls. Observer of life. I test short fiction over at a place called Surface Tension.
Jennifer McNamara
Jennifer McNamara I vote @tgabrukiewicz for a Shorty Award in #literature because his morning dose of flash fiction goes good with coffee
Thea Miller Ryan
Thea Miller Ryan I vote for @tgabrukiewicz for a Shorty Award in #literature because his daily #vss stir up a lot of tweeps.
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2 votes in literature