Just Like the Cool Kids

April 11, 2019 § 6 Comments


After our attempt to create viral cat videos ended in editorial lacerations…after trying to make “fetch” happen…after our unfortunate experience with twerking (Dinty’s back will heal soon!), Brevity has finally become cool.

We got on Instagram!

Brevity posts writing moments and thought-provoking images. We’ll also be seeking writers for short term Insta-takeovers of image series with accompanying text. (If you’re interested, slide into our DMs!)

Why Instagram? As Twitter becomes politically challenging and Facebook brings out the family racists, Instagram has remained relatively sane and relaxing. Creators are sharing meaningful images and carefully crafted words in a supportive community. Captions are becoming flash nonfiction. Writers are connecting with a lively community of readers and fellow wordsmiths. Celebrity book clubs share novels and memoirs with vast audiences who want to be part of a literary community. Instagram readers are becoming daily more sophisticated, more visually-attuned, and more willing to spend a moment with beautiful words.

We want to reach our readers where they are. Thank you for visiting the magazine and blog online, welcoming us into your inboxes, engaging with our tweets and participating in the Facebook group. Thank you for saying hi at writing conferences and reviewing Brevity authors’ books on Amazon and Goodreads.

Instagram is one more place to share a small part of your literary journey.

Won’t you join us?

PS – for Insta-takeover requests, please contact us on Instagram, that way we don’t lose your message!

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§ 6 Responses to Just Like the Cool Kids

  • gmabrown says:

    Slide into your DMs? Hmmmm. Like PJs?

  • cguiol says:

    Hi! I’d be interested in doing an insta-takeover! I’m @restlesswriterx. Thanks!

    Carmella de los Angeles Guiol Writer | Educator | Memoirist for Hire

    Feel free to sign up for my weekly newsletter, Dispatches from a Digital Life .

    On Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 7:17 AM BREVITY’s Nonfiction Blog wrote:

    > Allison K Williams posted: “After our attempt to create viral cat videos > ended in editorial lacerations…after trying to make “fetch” > happen…after our unfortunate experience with twerking (Dinty’s back will > heal soon!), Brevity has finally become cool. We got on Instagram! Brev” >

  • bethfinke says:

    Alas, I knew it would come to this someday. Instagram does offer AI to describe photos for those of us who are blind, but I think I’ll stick with words. I’ll keep up with everyone by reading the Brevity Non-fiction blog.

    • Allison K Williams says:

      Beth I have a question – do you use the image descriptions on photos on this blog? I do them on my posts but haven’t urged anyone else to because I don’t know if it’s actually useful. And never fear, we’ll keep blogging in text, too.

  • Just recently started using Instagram myself, and can’t quite figure out how to make the visual channel work for my wordy brain. I’ll be watching Brevity to see what you do!

  • lgood67334 says:

    Knew I should get myself on Instagram.

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