The Roundabout

Every Wednesday evening she finished work early and drove her old Renault across town to the nursing home. It was one of the strangest routines she’d ever implemented in her life. Her mother was ninety-three. She was smaller than a rose bush. She was brittle bones beneath loose skin and eyes like faraway search lights…

WriteLife: Travel 101

The first in a three-part series. After the entire series has run, Folded Word will post a travel-writing challenge in August 2016 that includes publication opportunities. Quick quiz! What do the Eiffel Tower, Great Pyramids, Niagara Falls, The Grand Canyon and Mt. Everest all have in common to the working travel writer? I’ll give you…

I wonder what you see…

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 the images and scene below.

Month in Review: April 2016

Following Earth Day’s legacy, Folded Word will begin to work with a local New England printing company later this year to produce our beautiful chapbooks. Stay posted for more information on our ventures in New England publishing! All slots are filled for our 2017 chapbook series, but we are reading for 2018 slots. We have…

The Archivist’s Garden

While these beautiful old buildings are fascinating both in their architecture and in what they hold inside them, between the two is something equally fascinating and mostly over-looked.

I wonder what you see…

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 the images and scene below.

Month in Review: March 2016

We are leaping into spring with new chapbooks and columns. We are excited to continue learning about being writers, readers and lovers of literature through our new and featured authors this month and for the rest of the year. The second in Folded Word’s 2016 Chapbook Series, Matthew James Babcock’s debut poetry collection Points of…

Find Your George Martin

a #WriteLife article by Dan Szczesny

The recent passing of George Martin, the brilliant producer that helped make the Beatles the greatest band of all time, got me thinking about my own beginnings as a writer.