Category: profile

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! 

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. 

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… Continue Reading “New Submissions Editor”

Selling Ghosts

This is a guest post by Caleb J Ross (also known as Caleb Ross, to people who hate Js) as part of his Stranger Will Tour for Strange blog tour. He will be guest-posting beginning with the release of his novel Stranger Will in March 2011 to the release of his second novel, I Didn’t Mean to Be Kevin and novella, As a Machine and Parts, in November 2011.

What’s New with Blue Print Review

For those looking to find themselves, the first part of Blue Print Review’s #26 issue “Identity” is now online. “It approaches the theme both on a personal and philosophical level,” said Dorothee Lang, editor of Blue Print Review. “Through stories, essays, poems, artwork and… Continue Reading “What’s New with Blue Print Review”

“Imperfect Solitude”

In an interview with Casperian Books about his first novel, Imperfect Solitude, Tom Mahony said, “I’ve worked in the environmental field for fifteen years, primarily as a biological consultant, and learned early on that issues dealing with land use, biology, and environmental regulation are loaded with conflict: people get extremely pissed off. It seemed like a good topic for a book.”

The Many Tales of Dorothee Lang

When Blue Print Review started out, the idea was to create an e-zine, but after contact with some Blue Print Review authors, Lang decided to add on a Blue Print Review Book Page.

Saved By Writing

Madeline Sharples is an essayist, poet, and a nonfiction writer who lives in Manhattan Beach, CA. Recent poems can be found in Memoir, unFold, and the Survivor Chronicles. Her memoir LEAVING THE HALL LIGHT ON is forthcoming from Lucky Press LLC set for release on Mother’s Day 2011.

What’s in a word?

There are constantly new blogs popping up all over the web. Some have themes, while others are just about a person’s daily life. How does someone come up with an idea for a blog, exactly? For Nathalie Boisard-Beudin, an in-house lawyer for the European Space Agency, it all started with a word.

Words that Travel

“ . . . I drive a lot for work. My travels take me to mostly small towns and cities across Oregon and the West. . . . If I have the impulse to write something while driving, I’ll record it, hands-free, on my phone.”