The Corn Exchange

The Corn Exchange in Leeds is a beautiful Victorian building, designed in 1861 by Cuthbert Brodrick and opened in 1863 as a trading floor for the sale of corn wheat, barley, hops, beans, pees, and seeds. This circular stone building has an unusual spherical roof that pokes out like a great grey spring shoot from…

I wonder what you see…

#WonderFold is a monthly feature that includes a prompt-based writing challenge one month, followed by the publication of a winning response the next month.  INVITATION: All art grows out of paying attention: in sight, sound, scent, taste & touch. You are invited to craft a written response (poetry or prose, 50 words or less) to…

Now Available: A YEAR UNFOLDING

A Year Unfolding is a haiku collection by Debbie Strange that celebrates the changing seasons in Canada, with each poem written in Carolingian hand by JS Graustein before digitizing.

(b)ring in the New Year

I would like to invite all our readers, team members, authors and anyone else interested to come together this year and create a community of people who can dream, write, encourage and love! Not just within our little world here on this blog, but out there in the real world. Folded Word is about bringing…

Wonderfold Winners

a response to January’s #WonderFold prompt So we have two winners to celebrate! Thank you to all who submitted, everyone’s work was wonderful and remember to keep submitting! Buzz-Sparkle-Shot buzz sparkle shot – rich dark sweet sweet – precious luxury – condensation of company – patina of burnished wood – smooth smooth cream froth – jangling…

The Workshop

Nikki stood at around twenty-five past twelve in the circle. That is if you took Patricia, who was leading the group, to be 12 o’clock and everyone else to be the numbers and times that followed her. And Nikki did. Twenty-five past twelve, she thought. It was a good place to stand because she was…

The Peace Gardens

In the city centre of my home town, Sheffield, there strides an area of greenery called The Peace Gardens. The Peace Gardens has changed quite a bit over the years, but the message remains the same and it’s as important now as it always has been. The Peace Gardens was designed and shaped in 1938…

I wonder what you see…

#WonderFold is a monthly feature that includes a prompt-based writing challenge one month, followed by the publication of a winning response the next month. INVITATION: All art grows out of paying attention: in sight, sound, scent, taste & touch. You are invited to craft a written response (poetry or prose, 50 words or less) to…

Winter Kindling: The Conversion Continues

After sparking some interest in our newly-converted chapbook titles last week, we’re fanning the flames with two full-length ebook conversions this week. This batch was a little tricky because one of them contained a lot of accented letters. These letters converted well in the main text, but in the poem titles (which were set in…

Winter Kindling: The Conversion Begins

It’s been awhile since we converted any of our print titles into ebooks (two years, in fact), so we’re excited to announce that the log-jam has been broken! Huge thanks go to Kurt Graustein, who trawled many a forum to find ways to expedite our process — a process that insists on a functional table…

Pushcart 2017 Nominees

Folded Word is proud to nominate the following work, published in 2016, for the 2017 Pushcart Prize: