“I’m Tweeting That.”
I’m the person that you’ve turned off your Facebook push notifications for because I post too many times per day. In the midst of writing a research paper, I will suddenly find myself on Pinterest (and honestly, this will probably happen multiple times while I’m writing this post). I get unreasonably frustrated if my witty banter doesn’t fit within 140 characters. I am that person and, while I can’t stop looking at my iPhone while I’m out to dinner with you, I’m dedicated to being a good social media manager.
Lately, I’ve been spending a lot of time figuring out where social media and the lit scene fit together. Following blogs like Book Riot, witnessing the growing popularity of GoodReads, and seeing how wide-spread Twitter hashtags like #amwriting and #submissionsunday are, really gives me hope. Most literary magazines – big and small – now have a website, Facebook page, and Twitter account. Not only are we able to reach folks that we probably would never be able to before (the Internet is a beautiful thing!), we are able to network & make friends with other local lit mags like Seltzer Zine, Artichoke Haircut, Cobalt Review, and Espresso Ink, to name just a few. Industry Night has stated that we are committed to reading and publishing good work, but we are also committed to tweeting about it, sharing it, and learning how to make our web presence better and more fitting for our contributors and readers.