Last night at the New York Public Library (@nypl), Twitter announced the launch of an exciting new creative project - the Twitter Fiction Festival.
At the end of November, we’ll be hosting a five-day virtual storytelling celebration, held entirely on Twitter. And we’re pleased to announce that the initiative is open to entries from all over the world, including the UK.
The Twitter Fiction Festival (#twitterfiction) will feature creative experiments in storytelling, and we’re encouraging wordsmiths from all over the planet to come up with stories they’d like to tell.
We’ll be hunting for the most exciting, innovative and unusual uses of the platform, and to be in with a chance of taking part in this global experiment, you can submit your very own idea.
Whether you’re an aspiring author, an up-and coming talent or an established figure in the literary world, this is your chance to get involved in a brand new project, and push the boundaries of online storytelling.
Tell us how you are going to explore content formats that already exist on Twitter — short story in Tweets, a Twitter chat, live-tweeting — or, even better, how you’ll create a new one. How will you work with our real-time global platform, where anyone can contribute to your story at any moment?
The proposal must fit into the time window of our five day festival— but that means that a project could run for the length of the festival, or even just for an hour. We’ll announce the selected authors and festival agenda on Monday, November 19th and the festival itself will kick off on November 28th.
We look forward to seeing all of your stories. You can read more about the festival over on our US blog or by following the hashtag #TwitterFiction and the @TwitterBooks account.