Folded Word invites and encourages everyone to join us for a month of writing. This August, Folded Word will be holding our first writing month event called 24/7. For the first 24 days of August, everyone will dedicate time each day to write either a piece of twitter fiction (<140 characters), prose poetry (<100 words), short poetry (<9 lines), micro fiction (<250 words), or flash fiction (<500 words). The last 7 days of August will be dedicated to revising these works.

If you would like to participate just follow these simple steps:

  1. Send an email to editors[at]foldedword[dot]com with the subject line “24/7”
  2. In the body of the email, include your legal name, the name you prefer to use online, city, state/province, and country.
  3. An invitation to join our Basecamp group will be sent to the email address used for the request.
  4. Accept the Basecamp invitation when it comes and follow the directions.

Once accepted, feel free to look around and become familiar with the Basecamp. At the end of August those who participated throughout the entire month will receive an “I wrote 24/7 in August” e-badge as well as some special publication opportunities.

10 Comments on “24/7

  1. We’ve had some questions come in via Twitter. To clarify:

    1. This event is all based on honor system. So if you will be away from the Internet for a few days, just post your titles once you are back.

    2. You can mix and match the short forms you write (i.e. prose poem on day 1, Twitter fiction on day 2, etc.). The point is to lure yourself into writing words each day using whatever short form works.


  2. I’ll put down under “Considering”
    I’ve got three days to decide, right?
    Procrastination here is ironic.


  3. Procrastination in this case is very funny:-) You can opt in at any point prior to 11:59 p.m. GMT on Sunday, 1 Aug 2010.


  4. Just found your site and looks like I’ve missed this round. Please let me know when you are doing this again or something similar, as I have many stories to tell.


  5. @Shanegenziuk – No problem! 🙂 We should be at it again next year!


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