Engage with your readers on Twitter in a new an fun way this summer – join a chat for authors on Twitter!

If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of a Twitter chat, here’s how it works:

  1. The host(s) decide on a hashtag, topic, date, and time.
  2. On the decided date (ex: Wednesday at 5PM EST), the host(s) will start asking questions of the participants in the chat and use the decided hashtag (ex: #YAlitchat).
  3. You join in, answer the questions, and talk to other participants!

Here’s an example topic:


Ready to get started with Twitter Chats?


Here’s a handy list of book-related Twitter chats for authors. Let us know if you join in – maybe we’ll see you there ๐Ÿ˜‰

#YALitChat: 9-10 PM EST on Thursdays. There’s also a membership option with some cool bonuses on their website.

#KidLitChat: Tuesday 8-9 PM CT. For authors of children’s fiction and nonfiction.

#MGLitChat: Thursday 9-10 PM EST. For Middle Grade readers and authors.

#IBCChat: A chat for Indie authors!

#SciFiChat: Fridays, 2-4 PM EST. Hosted by David Rozansky.

#FantasyChat: Tuesday 8-9 PM EST.

#LitChat: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 4-5 PM EST.

#FaithLitChat: Tuesday, 6-7 PM EST. For authors of Christian fiction and nonfiction.

#BlackLitChat: 3rd Sunday of every month, 9-10 PM EST. For authors who write about and readers who love reading about black culture.

#k8chat: Thursday, 9-10 PM EST. “A publishing related chat where we discuss topics relevant to readers and authors.”

Special thanks to Kate Tilton for helping us build this list!


Know of other Twitter chats for writers that we haven’t included? Tell us in the comments and we’ll add them to this post!

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