Category: editorial

Editor Profile: Kristine Esser Slentz

Hi guys and welcome to another inside look at the people who make Folded Word what it is! This week I had the pleasure of speaking with our Assistant Editor, Kristine Slentz. We discussed every day life in the Big Apple, her work with the press, and more! 

An interview with Paco Márquez

The Global Edition of Portraits in G Minor launched this week. Márquez will be signing copies at Folded Word’s PressFest! table and reading at BGSQD in NYC on 20 April 2018. by Kristine Esser Slentz Paco Márquez’s living room looks like many writers’ I…

FoldedForthcoming: Handmade Journals

Sarah and I have been cooking up some yummy projects for April — National Poetry Month in the USA. Here’s a sneak peek at one item: a flexible travel journal (handmade by yours truly) for all you #bujo enthusiasts out there. Sarah (who LOVES…

Wanted: Travel Narrative

Guide and luggage in front of 1970s UK tour bus

As I sit in the warm dining room of JS Graustein, I relax with a warm cup of tea as we settle in for our next Folded Word chat. #Wanted is the brainchild of that discussion. Now that the Editor in Chief has taken over acquisitions I wanted to find out what she’s looking for in submissions as we bring in a new editorial for the future. This article will look in depth at the topics, length, and details for the perfect Travel Narrative submission. As we got deep into conversation, one thing became clear with submissions of any kind. The submission must explore human interaction with the landscape as well as make the landscape the main focus and all other inhabitants of the land secondary to the narrative. Below you will find the formula for your Travel Narrative submission that will ensure it follows our submission guidelines.

Editor Profile: Zakariah Johnson

Zakariah standing in front of Portsmouth door

As we kick off the new year, our Editor In Chief had the idea to introduce the Folded Word Staff to our extended Folded Word Family. For the next few months we will be sharing an editor profile that focuses on one member of the staff: what they do, what they like, and other fun little tidbits! To start things off, I’d like to introduce you all to our first Folded Word staff member: Zakariah Johnson. 

2018 Spring List

Folded Word is thrilled to announce our forthcoming titles from amazing poets this spring: WATERSHED – poems by Jean L. French, April 2018, ISBN 978-1-61019-233-0. A collection that explores the resilience of forest life through harvest, drought, and fire written by a logger’s daughter…

FoldedForthcoming: WISHBONES by Ben Moeller-Gaa

close up of dew on milkweed threads

Our lovely Sarah talked me into opening up an Instagram account so you all could see our titles in various stages of production. When I posted the following photo of blocking one piece from a new haiku/senryu collection, Ben did something brilliant: He responded…

2017 Wrap-Up

long exposure of waterfall

A note from the Editor in Chief When I look back at everything Folded Word published this year, I can’t believe how far this press has come in nine years. From Jessie Carty’s 2008 launch of the YouTube zine Shape of a Box to…

Readers Corner: An Interview with Paco Marquez

With the release of Portraits in G Minor tomorrow, I decided it was time for a look into the book’s author, Paco Marquez. A man of many talents, I wanted to get into his mind to discover a little about who he is, what he does, and what he has to say. Below is the insight of an author who revels in mystic wonders and sees the world illuminated. So take a look at our discussion, feel free to get involved in the conversation, and check out his wonderful work when it releases tomorrow!

In Depth: An Interview with Marcus Speh

As an avid reader, I am often curious about how writing process authors use and what inspired them to write. So I was very pleased to find answers to these questions and more when I had the opportunity to interview our own Marcus Speh, author of the newly released Gisela. I hope you enjoy Speh’s insight into the world of writing and please feel free to share it, contemplate it, and talk about it.