I was going to call this article "Do You Tweet?" but I thought, Doesn't everybody?
Not quite. According to Statistic Brain, 645,750,000 people do with 135,000 joining every day. That's a lot of people!
But it is not EVERYbody so for the few people, writer-people, who don't live their lives in 140-character spurts, I'm trying out this column to share writing-related news I have found on Twitter. This, of course, is not everything out there. I don't follow everybody. And, obviously, I'm no Twitter expert. Still, I believe this will be helpful to writers. For instance,
Two Agents Seeking Authors
Connor Goldsmith (@dreamoforgonon) posted on March 14:
"I'm actively looking to build my list. You can see my new submission guidelines at http://forewordliterary.com/foreword/connor-goldsmith/"
Writer Unboxed (@WriterUnboxed) posted on Mar 3
"AGENT ALERT: Cate Hart seeks fantasy, steampnk, historical, mystery, magical realism, erotica, LGBT, YA, MG http://bit.ly/1jLWrXA #WUAgent"
Note: This Twitter post links to Chuck Sambuchino's Guide to Literary Agents Blog from Aug. 2012, but apparently she is still actively seeking clients. Meet Chuck at the Southeastern Writers Workshop will be June 13-17, 2014 at Epworth by the Sea on scenic St. Simons Island, Georgia.
A Call for Submissions
Literary agent John M. Cusick (@johnmcusick) posted on March 4
"Submissions are now open for Issue 5 of @ArmchairShotgun! Submit your amazing poetry and fiction today! http://armchair.broadlatitude.com/submit-to-as/"
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~~ Amy Munnell
Amy is the Editor of The Purple Pros, and has been an SWA member since 1990, serving on the Board of Directors from 1993-2007 and again from 2011 to the present. She has been a freelance writer and editor for 25 years with her work appearing in various publications including the Chocolate for a Woman's Soul series, Saying Goodbye, From the Heart, Points North, ByLine, Athens Magazine and Georgia Magazine. Find Amy on Twitter: @amunnell