tinywords was founded in November 2000 by D. F. Tweney to deliver haiku to wireless devices and Internet email addresses. Haiku are short poems of 17 syllables or less, and most tinywords messages are under 100 characters long -- making them ideally suited to delivery on mobile devices such as cell phones, pagers, and wirelessly-connected PDAs and handhelds.

As of February 2007, tinywords.com has more than 2,700 subscribers in a wide variety of countries, representing every continent on Earth except Antarctica.

Haiku poets published on tinywords.com include rank novices as well as distinguished haiku poets and translators. "We welcome fine haiku of all kinds, regardless of whether it's your first haiku or your ten thousandth," says Tweney.

For more background info on tinywords, see our page about haiku. Find out about tinywords.com's purpose by reading our business plan. And don't miss our archive of haiku published on tinywords.com, including a handy search engine.

Want to know more? Looking for a press contact or a good quote? Send email to publisher d. f. tweney, dft at tinywords dot com.

Press and web mentions of tinywords:

Wikipedia has an entry on tinywords, and also mentions tinywords in its article on haiku.

Stumbleupon recommends tinywords.

jessamyn west's weblog for librarians pointed out some of tinywords' recent library haiku on 10/4 and 10/5/2001.

San Jose / Silicon Valley Business Journal (9/24/2001)

memepool mentioned tinywords on 09/07/2001

GnomeFAVORITE award from Chris Pirillo's newsletter, Lockergnome. "Nothing like a little ancient culture to start off your day right, right? Hold me closer, tiny words," writes Pirillo. (24 April 2001)

Haiku casts big Net: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (31 March 2001).

The Vancouver Sun names tinywords.com a Hot Site. "'Fresh haiku delivered daily' is the promise here and that's exactly what you get." (22 March 2001).

Netsurfer Digest recommends tinywords.com. (6 March 2001).

Read our press releases:

tinywords.com contest results. The winners of our first-ever National Poetry Month Contest (14 May 2001)

tinywords.com surpasses 1,000 subscribers. The shortest press release you will ever read. (10 May 2001)