You know what I love about publishing online? It’s so fast. I found out about the existence of twitter zines (that is, zines that use twitter as their distributor, thereby limiting content to 140 characters) on Friday last week, wrote and submitted a bunch of stuff on Saturday, and have already been published in escarp and have two more twitter fiction pieces due out in August in picfic. How effing cool is that?
I’ve also decided to start a twitter zine. Because, you know, what the hell. It’s called 7×20 and is open to submissions now… if you can shoehorn a story or poem into 140 characters. (Bio information will be posted nearly simultaneously in a separate tweet, so it must also be limited to 140 characters.) For now, there’s no payment, but I do take reprints. I’d be interested in seeing haiku and tanka and very short prose poems as well as microfiction.
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Oh! I totally have to write something with 140 characters now (does that include spaces?) and send it to you. If it’s any good, I mean.
Yup, it includes spaces – twitter doesn’t discriminate. I’d love to get something from you, of course!
That’s quite the challenge, I suffer from being far too verbose! It’s nice to see Twitter being used for something creative rather than just for flogging stuff too!
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