Month in Review: July 2015

by Maryka Gillis

Folded Word has released and signed new chapbooks to the press this month – poetry, nonfiction, and fiction included. The Folded Word blog continues to post new column pieces and monthly word labs. Keep up with the press for open submission slots, new chapbook releases, and column posts.

 

Tim Bridwell stumbled upon his novel, Sophronia L., in Bunch of Grapes Bookstore. He didn’t even know they carried it – a welcome surprise for May’s Folded Word Lab host.
Tim Bridwell stumbled upon his novel, Sophronia L., in Bunch of Grapes Bookstore. He didn’t even know they carried it – a welcome surprise for May’s Folded Word Lab host.

ROAD TO ISLA NEGRA, by poet and translator William O’Daly with artwork by Galen Garwood, launched at the end of June. Folded Word hosted a Q&A with O’Daly about his practice and process. O’Daly and his book were featured in the Auburn Journal this month.

Colorado Poet Laureate Joseph Hutchison’s chapbook THE SATIRE LOUNGE is available for pre-order through Folded Word, with pre-order specials. This will be his first publication since being named Poet Laureate.

We signed our first New Hampshire author at Folded Word Press. Dan Szczesny’s chapbook of Alaskan travel essays MOSQUITO RAIN will be out in June 2016. Szczesny led a workshop on travel writing at New Hampshire Writers’ Project’s Writer’s Day 2015.

The winning story of author Tim Bridwell’s May historical fiction lab was Sylvia Petter. Her story, “A Yellow Star,” can be found here.

Maryka Gillis published a new Eco-Lit column piece on sense of place to the Folded Word blog. The column aims at exploring the interconnectedness of literature and human relationships to the environment.

Folded Word’s poetry editor Rose Auslander earned her MFA in poetry from Warren Wilson College this month. Congratulations to Rose!

While our 2016 chapbook slots are filled, we are still reading for 2017 chapbooks in all genres. Guidelines are here. Our full-length book slots for 2016 and 2017 are full. Thanks so much to everyone who sent us their work. We enjoyed hearing from you all.

 

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. jhwriter says:

    Lovely, Jessi! But somebody stuck a pesky “n” in the middle of my last name.

    Still … sweet! Joe ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: P.O. Box 266 24170 Matterhorn Drive Indian Hills, CO 80454 303.506.4966 poetjhwriter@icloud.com http://www.jhwriter.com :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

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  2. Fixing it now. My bad on the proofing!

    Like

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