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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:

Write Short & Share: Trokeen

A column created in preparation for Folded Word’s upcoming panel on short-form poems at the New Hampshire Poetry Festival. As we mentioned last week, writing short form poetry can provide a self-contained place to experiment with poetic elements you’ve never used before. Sometimes, however,…

Write Short & Share: Cherita

A column created in preparation for Folded Word’s upcoming panel on short-form poems at the New Hampshire Poetry Festival. As we mentioned last week, writing short form poetry can provide a framework for practicing specific poetic skills. It can also serve as a safe,…

Write Short & Share: Shadorma

This week’s featured short form is the shadorma. I couldn’t find any conclusive information on its invention, but the rules for this form seem to be a riff off the simplified English version of the Japanese tanka…

Write Short & Share: Puente

young woman walking on a beach with moored boats in the bay

This week’s featured short form is the puente, invented by James Rasmusson. The rules for this form are simple:

Write Short & Share: Lanturne

oak leaves spilling down a waterfall

This week’s featured short form is the lanturne (I’ve also seen it spelled lanterne). The rules for this form are simple:

Month in Review: November 2015

In November, the press celebrated the release of two new full-length titles. We are looking forward to more releases in the coming month, as well as a revitalization of our online poetry zine unFold. There will be more exciting news as we look forward to the new year, so watch for posted updates!

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…

Month in Review: April 2015

by Maryka Gillis Folded Word has been busy this month. During the course of the April, the press has focused extensively on chapbooks, with a call for new submissions, attendance at a chapbook festival, and the debut of three new chapbooks of poetry. In…

Wanted: 2016 Chapbooks

While we have filled all our book-length publication slots for 2016, we are still searching for chapbook manuscripts. Next year we will be publishing one chapbook per month and will offer subscriptions, so it would be a great year to join the Folded family….

Schedule of Folded Fun at ChapFest 2015

This year will be our 3rd year with a booth at the NYC/CUNY Chapbook Festival‘s book fair. It will also be our first year launching titles at the festival. If you swing by C-Level of The Graduate Center at CUNY on 2 April 2015,…

New Submissions Editor

We are excited to announce the addition of a Submissions Editor to the Folded Word team. Barbara Flaherty will be taking over the coordination and review of unsolicited queries, with her goal being to drastically reduce our response time. “As a poet,” she said…