Solstice Series: Winter Submissions Open

To submit poetry, flash fiction, and mini essay for our 2nd Semi-Annual Solstice Series, please fill out the form at the bottom of this post. Winter 2018 Selections will be made by Assistant Editor KRISTINE ESSER SLENTZ.*

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The prize?
Publication here plus:

  • Solar Noon Selection – $20
  • Sunrise Selection – $15
  • Sunset Selection – $10
  • Astronomical Twilight A.M. – $5
  • Nautical Twilight P.M. – $5


  • Entry is free via the form below.
  • Limit is 3 entries per person: 1 work per entry form, 1 entry per genre. (You may need to refresh the page between entries.)
  • Entries must be written in English and unpublished. (Posts on personal blogs or private critique sites do NOT count as published.)
  • Length limits: poetry = 30 lines max, flash fiction = 500 words max, mini essay = 500 words max.
  • Entries must explore a moment of intersection between a landscape and its inhabitants (human and non) in wintertime. The chosen landscape may be urban, suburban, or rural so long as the focus is on a wild aspect of it.
  • A PayPal account is required to receive the prize money.

Deadline: 10 December 2018

Selections will be posted 21 December 2018 (all times Eastern US):

  • 5:32 (Twilight A.M.)
  • 7:16 (Sunrise)
  • 11:44 (Solar Noon)
  • 16:12 (Sunset)
  • 17:21 (Twilight P.M.)

If your entry does not appear on Folded Word by 18:00 Eastern on 22 December 2018, please consider it released to be submitted elsewhere.


By filling out the form below, you grant us non-exclusive rights to publish the submitted work electronically in perpetuity and certify that the submitted work does not violate the copyrights or trademarks of any other individuals or entities.

Entries have now closed for this contest. Please stop by on 21 December 2018 to read the winning works.

*KRISTINE ESSER SLENTZ is currently earning her MFA in creative writing (poetry) at City College of New York. Her poetry has appeared in Yes Poetry, Philosophical Idiot, Moonchild Magazine, and then Flying Island Journal where she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

5 Comments on “Solstice Series: Winter Submissions Open

  1. Hi, I just submitted a haiku but didn’t check the line spacing box, thinking since I used 3 lines that they would stay that way. When I submitted though it looks like one long line. Should I resubmit?
    Thanks Mike Flanagan


  2. I just submitted a poem for the solstice series and made an error in my Twitter handle. It should say @cheryljoyfish Please make a note of that. Thanks.


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