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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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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.

42nd

Jillian Venters

Jillian Venters

Gothic Charm School, whimsy, and cupcakes.
jaborwhalky
jaborwhalky I nominate @CupcakeGoth for a Shorty Award in #literature because she can write and knows how to dress.
Taylor Berry
Taylor Berry I nominate @CupcakeGoth for a Shorty Award in #literature because she has really help me to tell my family i am a goth
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2 votes in literature

42nd
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Not Gary Busey

Not Gary Busey

I'm the patron saint of headbutts.
noyb
noyb and then some RT @GaryJBusey Please nominate me for a Shorty Award in #literature because I deserve to beat out Stephanie Meyer.
Max Maximus
Max Maximus I nominate @GaryJBusey for a Shorty Award in #literature because he says some of the dad gumit of things!
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2 votes in literature
1 vote in humor

42nd
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Dianna Love

Dianna Love

NY Times Bestselling author & motorcycle enthusiast
Vicki Plante
Vicki Plante I nominate @diannalove for a Shorty Award in #literature because...she rocks with Sherrilyn Kenyon...
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Sherrilyn Kenyon I nominate @diannalove for a Shorty Award in #literature because she rcocks!
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2 votes in literature

42nd
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Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson

Fantasy novelist. Mistborn, Elantris, The Wheel of Time.
Jeffrey Bernard
Jeffrey Bernard I nominate @BrandonSandrson for a Shorty Award in #literature because...everything he writes is fantastic.
Michael
Michael I nominate @BrandonSandrson for a Shorty Award in #literature because he's completing the Wheel.
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2 votes in literature
1 vote in books

42nd
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Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman

Neil IS on Twitter, but his account is actually @neilhimself. Follow that one!
commish24
commish24 I nominate @neilgaiman for a Shorty Award in #literature because his bees told me to.
Elvi Dalgaard
Elvi Dalgaard I nominate @neilgaiman for a Shorty Award in #literature though his works tend to be longer than 140 chars, but awesome
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2 votes in literature
10 votes in customerservice

43rd

PeasandBananas

PeasandBananas

Peas and Banana's, a brief glimpse of the daily trials - tribulations - ramblings of a dad's view while raising his son in an ever so confusing world. Enjoy!
Momactive
Momactive RT @BOREDmommy: I nominate @PeasandBananas Shorty Award #literature .. we love their new book Outside with lil Boo.
START POKEN
START POKEN RT @BOREDmommy: I nominate @PeasandBananas Shorty Award #literature .. we love their new book Outside with lil Boo.
MARIA
MARIA I nominate @PeasandBananas for a Shorty Award in #literature because... we love their new book Outside with lil Boo.
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3 votes in literature

43rd
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Ruth F Long

Ruth F Long

Writer of fantasy and paranormal romance, obsessed with rare books. Doesn't autofollow but responds to @'s!
Kristi Thompson
Kristi Thompson RT @RhiannonLeith: I nominate @rflong for a Shorty Award in #literature because she's creating whole new worlds of fantasy romance http: ...
Ruth F Long
Ruth F Long RT @RhiannonLeith: I nominate @rflong for a Shorty Award in #literature because she's creating whole new worlds of fantasy romance http: ...
RhiannonLeith
RhiannonLeith I nominate @rflong for a Shorty Award in #literature because she's creating whole new worlds of fantasy romance
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3 votes in literature
1 vote in egocentric

43rd
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Alisa Krasnostein

Alisa Krasnostein

Editor, publisher, critic, blogger.
kathrynlinge
kathrynlinge RT @editormum75: I nominate @krasnostein for a Shorty Award in #literature because she's not afraid to tackle big topics! http://bit.ly/shor
deborah_b
deborah_b RT @editormum75 I nominate @krasnostein for Shorty Award in #literature because she's not afraid to tackle big topics!
Tehani Wessely
Tehani Wessely I nominate @krasnostein for a Shorty Award in #literature because she's not afraid to tackle big topics!
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3 votes in literature

44th

Susan Orlean

Susan Orlean

Writer, writer, writer. Oh, I also write.
Susan Orlean
Susan Orlean RT @hrisak: I nominate @susanorlean for a Shorty Award in #literature because...she's writing a book about mules!
Sarah Hrisak
Sarah Hrisak I nominate @susanorlean for a Shorty Award in #literature because...she's writing a book about mules!
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2 votes in literature
1 vote in journalist
1 vote in egocentric

44th
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Wookies Girl

Wookies Girl

I’m a BIG Flirt and seem to have lost my filter. Loyal wife, mother and friend. Pretending to be a writer. Come play in the magical world of me.
Wookies Girl
Wookies Girl RT @Cailee_stevenso: I nominate @wookiesgirl for a Shorty Award in #literature because... I love her poems
Cailee Stevenson
Cailee Stevenson I nominate @wookiesgirl for a Shorty Award in #literature because... I love her poems
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2 votes in literature
2 votes in sexiness
1 vote in egocentric
1 vote in milf

44th
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 evelynalyx

evelynalyx

why i read a kindle, going green
 evelynalyx
evelynalyx RT @EveHallowsBook: I vote for @evelynalyx for a Shorty Award in #literature because...she is going green
Freda Roberts
Freda Roberts I vote for @evelynalyx for a Shorty Award in #literature because...she is going green
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2 votes in literature
1 vote in egocentric

44th
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Miladysa

Miladysa

Web Fiction Writer. Refuge of Delayed Souls Vol 1 RoYds now at smashwords.com & barnesandnoble.com Join me on Facebook http://tiny.cc/u4dqx
Miladysa
Miladysa RT @peopleprint: I nominate @miladysa for a Shorty Award in #literature because... her weblit writing is truly inspirational! http://bit ...
Peopleprint Media
Peopleprint Media I nominate @miladysa for a Shorty Award in #literature because... her weblit writing is truly inspirational!
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2 votes in literature
2 votes in authors
1 vote in egocentric

44th
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Stephen Elliott

Stephen Elliott

Author of The Adderall Diaries and founding editor of The Rumpus.net.
Stephen Elliott
Stephen Elliott RT @ThatRobCharlton: I nominate @S___Elliott for a Shorty Award in #literature because... that dude can freaking write. Really. http://bit.l
Rob Charlton
Rob Charlton I nominate @S___Elliott for a Shorty Award in #literature because... that dude can freaking write. Really.
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2 votes in literature
1 vote in egocentric

44th
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Ellen Klages
Charlie Jane Anders
Charlie Jane Anders RT @nalohopkinson: I nominate @eKlages for a Shorty Award in #literature because nobody writes from a girl's point of view like she does ...
Nalo Hopkinson
Nalo Hopkinson I nominate @eKlages for a Shorty Award in #literature because nobody writes from a girl's point of view like she does.
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2 votes in literature

44th
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J. M. Strother

J. M. Strother

I write fantasy, science fiction, horror, technical papers, noir mystery, slice of life, and romance.
J. M. Strother
J. M. Strother RT @TonyNoland: I nominate @jmstro for a Shorty Award in #literature because #FridayFlash is a marvelous accomplishment. http://bit.ly/s ...
Tony Noland
Tony Noland I nominate @jmstro for a Shorty Award in #literature because #FridayFlash is a marvelous accomplishment.
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2 votes in literature
1 vote in egocentric

44th
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Chapter 1 Zone

Chapter 1 Zone

A Vicki Hinze Special Project http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQjwEgWijdI
Julian Hawksworth
Julian Hawksworth RT @2BlueStarMom: #literature and #innovation categories in Shorty Awards for creating @chapter1zone to help connect authors & [email protected]v ...
Dee Y.
Dee Y. #literature and #innovation categories in Shorty Awards for creating @chapter1zone to help connect authors & [email protected]
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2 votes in literature

44th
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Tim

Tim

How may I help you? My services: retweet, compliment, engage or pun-ish. For more info, DM or Tweet #FeedMe @hannibal666
bonnie
bonnie I vote for @hannibal666 for a Shorty Award in #literature
Tim
Tim RT @bonnie67 I vote for @hannibal666 for a Shorty Award in #literature He writes "mind-blowingly" funny #FollowFridays.
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2 votes in literature
1 vote in humor
1 vote in egocentric

44th
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Maria

Maria

WickedLovely.com webmistress and proud Rather. Also homeschooled teen, Unitarian Universalist and religious explorer. Will do anything for good chocolate.
Maria
Maria RT @sakuralovestea: @stormywriting It'd be sweet to get @melissa_marr a Shorty Award for #literature. Can you ask the Rathers for help? ...
Chandra Rooney
Chandra Rooney @stormywriting It'd be sweet to get @melissa_marr a Shorty Award for #literature. Can you ask the Rathers for help? http://bit.ly/5AMg...
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2 votes in literature
1 vote in egocentric

44th
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J.C. Hutchins

J.C. Hutchins

Author of 7th Son: Descent, available for order NOW.
J.C. Hutchins
J.C. Hutchins RT @brendawamsley: I nominate @jchutchins for a Shorty Award in #literature because... he pushes us to the Brink!
Brenda Wamsley
Brenda Wamsley I nominate @jchutchins for a Shorty Award in #literature because... he pushes us to the Brink!
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2 votes in literature
1 vote in egocentric

44th
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Ellen Kushner

Ellen Kushner

novelist, radio host & woman around town
Ellen Kushner
Ellen Kushner RT @MitzyG: I nominate @ellenkushner for a Shorty Award #literature as I confused her w/Ellen Datlow & must make amends
MitzyG
MitzyG I nominate @ellenkushner for a Shorty Award in #literature because I confused her w/Ellen Datlow & now must make amends
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2 votes in literature
1 vote in egocentric