Wanted: Travel Narrative

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.

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2017 Wrap-Up

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 the 2017 inclusion of The Book of Wishful Thinking and Water…

Gisela: Extending the Pre-order Window

If you hadn’t quite gotten around to pre-ordering the sustainable edition of Gisela: Princess, Empress, Abbess, Saint by Marcus Speh yet, don’t worry! We’re extending pre-orders until 30 June 2017.

LEVEL UP: Which edition works for you?

Whether hand-bound or printed on demand, our titles have always included a print choice with an ebook option eventually joining in. Now we’re offering three editions, released in the following stages:

Winter Kindling: The Conversion Continues

After sparking some interest in our newly-converted chapbook titles last week, we’re fanning the flames with two full-length ebook conversions this week. This batch was a little tricky because one of them contained a lot of accented letters. These letters converted well in the main text, but in the poem titles (which were set in…

Winter Kindling: The Conversion Begins

It’s been awhile since we converted any of our print titles into ebooks (two years, in fact), so we’re excited to announce that the log-jam has been broken! Huge thanks go to Kurt Graustein, who trawled many a forum to find ways to expedite our process — a process that insists on a functional table…

Pushcart 2017 Nominees

Folded Word is proud to nominate the following work, published in 2016, for the 2017 Pushcart Prize:

Gearing Up for Regular Posts

As many of you know if you’ve followed the Folded Word blog for any length of time, we haven’t been the most consistent with posting. It isn’t that we don’t want to spend time with you, we just get so wrapped up in making books that we forget to pop up and say hello. Enter Sarah Gibson.

Best of the Net 2016 Nominees

Folded Word is proud to announce the nomination of the following works for Sundress Publications’ 2016 Best of the Net competition:

Submission Guidelines Revised

If you’ve been thinking about sending us a query for your work, please be aware that we just revised our submission guidelines:

Month in Review: March 2016

We are leaping into spring with new chapbooks and columns. We are excited to continue learning about being writers, readers and lovers of literature through our new and featured authors this month and for the rest of the year. The second in Folded Word’s 2016 Chapbook Series, Matthew James Babcock’s debut poetry collection Points of…

Month in Review: February 2016

Despite it’s brevity, February was a hectic month for Folded Word — both at our New Hampshire base as well as across the country and the Atlantic, with the Folded bloggers and authors who’ve recently been featured on our blog and in new chapbooks.