An English Major’s Guide to Twitter

As an English major, who should you be following on Twitter?

Whether you’re looking for inspiration, motivation, or just some humor to get you through the day, here’s our round-up of Twitter accounts that are either relevant or beneficial to English majors:

Note: This is by no means a comprehensive list, but instead showcases a sampling of the great Twitter accounts out there that can be appreciated by English majors. 

Writing Resources

Looking for writing prompts, writing advice, and other writing-related things? Give these accounts a follow! They might just help you start your next great piece of writing.

Advice to Writers @AdviceToWriters

AP Stylebook @APStylebook

Grammar Girl @GrammarGirl

Merriam-Webster @MerriamWebster

NaNoWriMo @NaNoWriMo

Poets & Writers @poetswritersinc

Writer’s Digest @WritersDigest

Writer’s Edit @WritersEdit

Writer’s Relief @WritersRelief

Literary Organizations & Libraries (& Related Resources)

Keep up with the latest book and author news by following accounts that are run by literary organizations and blogs, as well as libraries.

American Library Association @ALALibrary

Book Riot @BookRiot

Dear English Major @DearEnglishMjr

Electric Literature @ElectricLit

Goodreads @goodreads

L.A. Public Library @LAPublicLibrary

Library of Congress @librarycongress

Literary Hub @lithub

The Millions @The_Millions

NY Public Library @nypl

Poetry Foundation @PoetryFound

Literary Journals & Related Resources

If you’re interested in seeing your work published in a literary journal someday, following these accounts might be a good place to start. You’ll gain greater insight into what kind of work they publish and be able to stay updated on various deadlines.

Creative Nonfiction @cnfonline

Indiana Review @IndianaReview

The Iowa Review @IowaReview

Kenyon Review @kenyonreview

The Missouri Review @Missouri_Review 

New Pages @newpages

The Paris Review @parisreview

Ploughshares @pshares

The Review Review @TheReviewReview

Submittable @submittable 

Tin House @Tin_House

Publishing Houses

Keep up with the publishing houses behind some of your favorite books – all while learning more about the publication process and discovering some new books and authors.

HarperCollins @HarperCollins

Little, Brown and Co @littlebrown

Penguin Books @PenguinBooks

Random House @randomhouse

Simon & Schuster @SimonBooks

UW-Green Bay English

Last but not least, the UW-Green Bay English Department is active on Twitter in several different forms. We might be a bit biased, but we think these accounts deserve a follow!

Sheepshead Review @sheepsheadrev

UW-Green Bay English @UWGBEnglish

UW-Green Bay Novelists @uwgbnovelists 

Other Twitter Suggestions

  • Your favorite authors
  • Your local library
  • Librarians and other literary advocates
  • Reading and literacy organizations