Friend. Follow. Text.

Friend. Follow. Text.


Friend. Follow. Text. edited by Shawn Syms

2013, paperback

Friend. Follow. Text is a short-fiction anthology that explores the intersection between social media and literature. This book brings together highly creative work whose content and form are inspired by social media—great, often funny writing that moves beyond using digital forms as mere gimmicks. The anthology showcases the work of a diverse range of contributors including Steven Heighton, Heather Birrell, Zoe Whittall, Greg Kearney and Jessica Westhead, with a mix of new writing alongside judiciously selected and underexposed reprints.

Shawn Syms is an author and critic living in Toronto. His fiction, essays, poems, journalism have appeared in the National Post, the Globe and Mail, Canadian Literature, The Literary Review of Canada and many others. His fiction has been shortlisted for numerous writing awards including the prestigious Writers' Trust of Canada/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize.