Last year, the Association of American Publishers and Penguin Random House partnered to sponsor the second industry-wide #TwitterFiction Festival. What exactly is a Twitter Fiction Festival, you may ask? Pretty much like it sounds, as it turns out. Over the course of five days for twenty-four hours a day, authors like Megan Abbott, Alexander McCall Smith, Brad Meltzer, and Ben H. Winters all created experimental fiction as Tweets (140-character snippets).
The event was so successful, it's back again this year from May 11-15, where authors will share their text, photos, and/or videos during a scheduled daily time slot to live-stream their work. Invited participants this year include Margaret Atwood, Matthew Dunn, Lemony Snicket, and Chuck Wendig. But anyone can join in, either by entering the competition for aspiring writers (an open call for submissions begins March 2), or joining in at any time and telling your own stories using the #TwitterFiction hashtag.
If you'd like to see the kinds of offerings that might be in store for you this year, check out some of last year's creative works in the mystery category archived via this link. Maybe I'll Tweet you there.