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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.

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John Brown

John Brown

Novelist - SERVANT OF A DARK GOD is first in new epic fantasy series
Kari
Kari I nominate @authorJohnBrown for a Shorty Award in #literature because he's a new novelist worthy of notice!
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1 vote in literature

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Sarina Singh

Sarina Singh

Widely published journalist; author 30 Lonely Planet travel books (India specialist) & writer/director of critically acclaimed socio-political documentary film
Deepak Chawla
Deepak Chawla I vote for @sarina_singh for a Shorty Award in #literature #writer because she is inspirational.
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1 vote in literature
1 vote in travel

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Alex
Just Cara
Just Cara I vote for @ar for a Shorty Award in #literature because his avatar turns me on.
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1 vote in literature
1 vote in innovation

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Rebecca Rauhauser
Sandra Leigh
Sandra Leigh I vote for @rebecca for a Shorty Award in #literature because she is indomitable!
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1 vote in literature
1 vote in art

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Marcos Rondineli

Marcos Rondineli

A man on struggle for wisdom bringing peace to mankind by adding acknowledgment to faith using logic and facts instead of especulations of lights and brights.
Aurélio Oliveira
Aurélio Oliveira I vote for @ketinunkantim for a Shorty Award in #literature because literature has been boring since I was born...
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1 vote in literature
2 votes in news
1 vote in culturalinstitution
1 vote in innovation
1 vote in egocentric

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Ron Vitale

Ron Vitale

Fantasy/sci-fi writer, The Magic Sock Magic: The Gathering podcaster, social media enthusiast..
Kevin E. T.
Kevin E. T. I vote for @ronvitale for a Shorty Award in #literature because... i remember his short story of an elf girl in M:tg
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1 vote in literature

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vss

vss

Emmy the Cat
Emmy the Cat I nominate @vss for a Shorty Award in #literature because they are little nuggets of gold to brighten a dull day
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1 vote in literature

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Cody Deal
Harim Abed
Harim Abed I nominate @CodyDeal for a Shorty Award in #literature because he's a great writer...
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1 vote in literature

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Pam van Hylckama

Pam van Hylckama

Young adult book reviewer. Mother of a gorgeous girl and a beautiful boy. Wife of a Dutch Web Developer, Jack Russell owner. W3C advocate.
Victoria Allyson 
Victoria Allyson  I nominate @bookaliciouspam for a Shorty Award in #literature because...she is well read.
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1 vote in literature
11 votes in books
1 vote in egocentric
1 vote in lazy

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Jo Lynne Valerie

Jo Lynne Valerie

Author, columnist and very spiritual woman. Former print magazine editor, TV show writer/host. According to most men I know, I'm also hell on heels. It works.
Ercairion Gloxoin
Ercairion Gloxoin I nominate @JoLynneValerie for a Shorty Award in #literature because she is a model for literature in it's finest form.
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1 vote in literature

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tess keller

tess keller

Breeder of Maltese puppies with Champion pedigree's
tess keller
tess keller I nominate @maltesepuppies for a Shorty Award in #literature because...of the litter
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1 vote in literature
2 votes in innovation
2 votes in other
1 vote in humor
1 vote in music

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wookiegirl
Cailee Stevenson
Cailee Stevenson I nominate @wookiegirl for a Shorty Award in #literature because... I love her poems
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1 vote in literature

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LouderVoice Reviews

LouderVoice Reviews

LouderVoice mini-reviews
flintcams
flintcams I nominate @re for a Shorty Award in #literature because her tweets cheer me up every night when chilling out at night.
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1 vote in literature
3 votes in journalist
1 vote in news
1 vote in advertising

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Kat Richardson

Kat Richardson

writer, hermit, grumpus, author of the Greywalker novels, and ferret fan
Andrew Stoute
Andrew Stoute I nominate @katrchrdsn for a Shorty Award in #literature because she is an amazing UF writer who gives good tweets
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1 vote in literature

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Charles de Lint

Charles de Lint

Author, musician.
Kat Morgan
Kat Morgan I nominate @cdelint for a Shorty Award in #literature because he helped create the urban fantasy genre.
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1 vote in literature

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1 vote in literature
1 vote in other

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Amber Benson

Amber Benson

Actor/Writer/Director, Comic Book Lover
natalieann
natalieann I nominate @amber_benson for a Shorty Award in #literature because she kicks butt in everything including writing! :)
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1 vote in literature
2 votes in humor

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R.J. Anderson

R.J. Anderson

I'm a Canadian author of fantasy/SF for ages 10 and up. I've been online since 1987, which pretty much makes me a hopeless geek. (Yay!)
Sarah Friesen
Sarah Friesen I nominate @rj_anderson for a Shorty Award in #literature because her faerie stories still appeal to this 23 yr old!
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1 vote in literature

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Alain de Botton

Alain de Botton

Writer, The School of Life, Living Architecture
Eloise
Eloise I nominate @alaindebotton for a Shorty Award in #literature.
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1 vote in literature

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andykoehn
Tammy Thompson-Ores
Tammy Thompson-Ores I nominate @AndyKoehn for a Shorty Award in #literature because... he inspires us to be better.
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1 vote in literature