2nd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories

Entries for the Shorty Social Good Awards are open now! Official categories listed below.
The regular deadline is August 2, 2017

From the 9th Annual Shorty Awards Author

Some of them create works of fiction, others write memoirs, and a few even started their writing careers on social media, but what all of these popular authors have in common is their knack for penning insightful prose on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and more, connecting with fans and making the internet a more articulate place, one post at a time.

Finalists

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Chuck Klosterman
Best-selling nonfiction author and pop culture critic Chuck Klosterman is known for his philosophical, witty, and intriguing analyses and deconstructions of our internal impulses, desires, and fears. His ninth book, released in June of 2016, But What If We’re Wrong?: Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past explores the potential falseh...
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Jennifer Weiner
Novelist and feminist Jennifer Weiner is taking the internet by storm. A #1 New York Times best-selling author with a film adaptation, two 2016 book releases, and international acclaim, Jennifer uses social media as a platform to promote the voice of women and bolster self-esteem. Her witty tweets serve to entertain and empower, offering a "powe...
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Maureen Johnson
A New York Times and USA Today best-selling author who lives on Twitter, Maureen Johnson is internationally regarded for her popular and acclaimed young adult novels, including the Shades of London thriller series. The upcoming Truly Devious murder mystery trilogy isn’t her only current project, with her short story ”The Jubilee Express” include...
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Roxane Gay
Her collection of essays, Bad Feminist, widely and critically considered the hallmark collection of modern feminist discourse, cultural critic, best-selling author, and feminist Roxane Gay strives to bring simplicity, openness, and inclusion to the concept of “feminism,” often construed as exclusionary or judgmental. Explaining “why America need...
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Stephen King
A best-selling author who needs no introduction, “King of Horror” Stephen King has expanded his haunting discourse into the cyber realm, applying humor and his penchant for the macabre to tweets about pop culture, politics, and his adorable pet corgi (aka “The Thing of Evil” who is busily “thinking up new acts of wickedness”). The writer’s recen...

Nominees

Caroline Calloway
Desiring to document her experience as an American student attending college abroad in Cambridge, Caroline Calloway far surpassed her goal, moving into the realm of celebrity and the reality of professional writing. Putting Instagram to use as an outlet for her internet-verbose musings, Caroline waxes eloquent about life, love, castles, and paneled vans i...
Elizabeth Gilbert
Named in TIME magazine’s “The 100 Most Influential People,” Elizabeth Gilbert inspires the world to seek internal happiness through empathy, journey, and acceptance. The author best known for her best-selling memoir Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth proved she truly practices what she preaches when, in fall 2016, two months after announcing separation from her h...
Isaac Fitzgerald
BuzzFeed Books editor and author Isaac Fitzgerald believes that in every tattoo there is a story. Sporting ample ink of his own, the co-author of the acclaimed Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them captivates readers and social media followers with humorous, sordid stories and relatable personal struggles, including his recent viral BuzzFeed prof...
Jeffrey Toobin
Named “One of the most talented reporters covering American law” by The New York Times, best-selling author, CNN senior legal analyst, and New Yorker staff writer Jeffrey Toobin’s diverse legal and political commentary keeps the world in the loop. Author of six books, including The Run of His Life that inspired FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson, and a 2016 ...
Jenny Mollen
Proving that life can change in a single tweet, actress and writer Jenny Mollen’s Twitter confessional about employing a prostitute with famous husband Jason Biggs collectively crashed Entertainment Tonight’s site and skyrocketed her writing career and social media celebrity virtually overnight. Now with two New York Times best-selling books, the 2016 fea...
Jessi Klein
The “brains behind Inside Amy Schumer,” head writer and executive producer Jessi Klein is now having her time to shine. She captivated the masses with her 2016 debut book release, You’ll Grow Out of It, a series of 24 personal essays that regales readers with her awkward coming of age stories, absurdist female pressures, tom-boy leanings, adamant hatred o...

About the Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media.

Millions of people participate in The Shortys to recognize individuals and organizations producing great content on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, YouNow, Musical.ly, Vine and the rest of the social web.

The Shorty Social Good Awards will be held October 2017 in NYC, Date to be announced shortly.