Collins, Atwood and Moyes join Twitter Fiction festival

Collins, Atwood and Moyes join Twitter Fiction festival

Jackie Collins, Margaret Atwood and Jojo Moyes are among the names joining the third #TwitterFiction festival taking place from 11th to 15th May.

The festival, which is run by the Association of American Publishers and Penguin Random House, invites authors from across the industry to create original fiction using the Twitter platform. Its aim is to “embrace, explore and develop the art of storytelling on Twitter”, with fiction that uses Twitter functionality creatively strongly encouraged.

Other published authors taking part include Lauren Beukes, Chuck Wendig, Lemony Snicket author Daniel Handler, and Anna Todd, who got a publishing deal last year after her One Direction fan-fiction on Wattpad gained millions of readers. 

The festival is also open to amateur writers, who can submit their ideas to become featured in the author showcase from 2nd March, with 25 spots open. Additionally, anyone can join in by creating fiction on the spot using the hashtag #TwitterFiction.