If you’ve been keeping up with Folded Word, you might have noticed a few changes that have been underway over the past few months. Our first novel has launched, we’ve brought on an Art Director, and we expanded our chapbook line to include a Green Edition–just to name a few. Today we are announcing yet another change.
With the end of the calendar year will also come the closing of PicFic, our fiction Twitter-zine. October’s SPOILER issue will be our final issue, and the rest of the year we will post the last few months of stories from the PicFic blog onto the PicFic Twitter account–something we’ve lagged a little behind in.
But with the closing of PicFic comes a new and exciting adventure. Folded Word will start accepting submissions for mini chapbooks that will feature 10-24 tweets at the beginning of 2012. More news on mini chaps will come as soon as we iron out the wrinkles, and then we will announce when/where submissions open. In the mean time, we hope you stay tuned.
While we are a bit sad to move out of the serial publishing of Twitter fiction, we know that we are leaving the genre in good hands. Nanoism and 7×20 are two of our favorites, publishing strong work and edited by PicFic contributors. We just feel that we have more to offer the form via printed single-author collections. And don’t worry, the PicFic archive will remain where it is so you can always go back to read your favorites any time!
Thank you for letting us know and keeping true to what you feel Folded Word is about. 🙂
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Sad to see PicFic go, but very thankful you’ll keep the archives alive on the web. I’m excited to read about the micro mini chapbooks > look forward to your release of the details. And, of course, thank-you so much for publishing several of my Twitter fictions and for putting one of them to video with the November 2010 3Cheers Award. I appreciate your innovation(s) and ongoing efforts ~