11 December 2011
Plucky underdog online journal Seven by Twenty is an online magazine using Twitter as its publishing platform, for readers at home and on mobile devices, which started publishing weekdaily in July 2009. Seven by Twenty specializes in literary and speculative writing that fits in a tweet – they mostly publish haiku and related forms (like scifaiku and senryu), and cinquains and American sentences, and very, very, very short stories.
140 And Counting is a collection of the best twitter literature from the first two years of the journal’s history, on relationships, nature, work, animals, seasons, science fiction and fantasy, and mortality: 141 clever little allotments of literature by 119 authors in 1 exquisite ebook!
What should appeal to the average reader is that most of the poems will not read like the haiku so many dislike because it seems to say nothing quickly. These poems, for the most part, are well crafted and thoughtful. The best of these caused me to stop and replay them in my mind.
The stories here also work like good poems, jabbing at the senses, the heart, and the mind like a dagger making quick work of our preconceived notions about fiction. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself chuckling one minute and gasping the next.
As a collection of work from a modern medium, then, i find that this is an excellent work, with much to be appreciated…
—Elsie Wilson, “Another poetry review,” 2 April 2012.
It is a selection of sayings, necessarily short, from Twitter, and very appealing and absorbing. I have been an ardent fan of Twitter for over a year, and a more recent convert to Haiku. Why write a hundred words when ten can express the same thought and capture the same evocative image?
—Elizabeth Spradbery, on French Phrases, 4 March 2012.
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Entry filed under: Anthology, Fiction, Poetry. Tags: 140 And Counting, 7x20, A. Jarrell Hayes, Alan Summers, Alex von Vaupel, Alexa Selph, Alexander B. Joy, Alison Williams, An Mayou, Ana Cristina Rodrigues, Andrew O. Dugas, Andrew Taylor, Aurelio Rico Lopez III, Autumn Hayes, Ben White, Berit Ellingsen, Beth Katte, Bill Waters, Brenda J. Gannam, Brian Trent, C. Martinez, C.E. Hyun, Carol Raisfeld, Caroline Halliwell, Carolyn Agee, Casey Parry, Celia White, Charles Trumbull, Chen-ou Liu, Cheryl Phipps, Christina Murphy, Christina Nguyen, Chuck Von Nordheim, Darusha Wehm, Dave Moore, David G. Shrock, David Kopaska-Merkel, David M. Harris, Dawn Corrigan, Deborah Finkelstein, Deborah P. Kolodji, Deborah Walker, Dennis Y. Ginoza, Doug Robertson, Duane Gilson, Elena Naskova, Elise Atchison, Evi Hoste, Francis W. Alexander, Freeman Ng, George McKim, Grzegorz Sionkowski, Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz, Heather Kamins, Helen Buckingham, Helen E. Davis, J. A. Johnson, James Tanner, Jason Everett Morris, Jax, Jeremy Lewit, Jessica Otto, Jim Kacian, Jimmy the Peach, Joanne Merriam, John Sheirer, John Stevenson, John Stone, Jonathan Pinnock, Judy B. Jacobs, Julia Patt, Julie Bloss Kelsey, Kaolin Fire, Kath Abela Wilson, Kathy Nguyen, Ken Liu, Kevin Bishop, Kevin Wolf Stone, L.K. Below, Liam Wilkinson, Lindsay Below, Lisa Tang Liu, Lucas Stensland, Marge Simon, Matt S, Maya Malhar, Meredith Ralston, Michael Donoghue, Miriam Sagan, Nathalie Boisard-Beudin, Neal Whitman, Neil Ellman, Nicola Scholes, Nora Nadjarian, Peg Duthie, Peter Newton, R. Gatwood, Ray Scanlon, Rebecca J. Payne, Richard Baldasty, Richard Kriheli, Richard Stevenson, Rob McKnight, Robert Borski, Robert Laughlin, S. Kay, Sabra Wineteer, Seven by Twenty, Shawn Hansen, Shelley Ontis, Simon Sylvester, Stella Pierides, Stephen M. Wilson, Steven Saus, Steven Wolfe, Sue Burke, T. D. Ingram, tc, Tess Almendarez Lojacono, Timothy Collinson, Vaidehi Patil, Wendy Babiak.