The Corn Exchange

The Corn Exchange in Leeds is a beautiful Victorian building, designed in 1861 by Cuthbert Brodrick and opened in 1863 as a trading floor for the sale of corn wheat, barley, hops, beans, pees, and seeds. This circular stone building has an unusual spherical roof that pokes out like a great grey spring shoot from…

The Workshop

Nikki stood at around twenty-five past twelve in the circle. That is if you took Patricia, who was leading the group, to be 12 o’clock and everyone else to be the numbers and times that followed her. And Nikki did. Twenty-five past twelve, she thought. It was a good place to stand because she was…

I wonder what you see…

#WonderFold is a monthly feature that includes a prompt-based writing challenge one month, followed by the publication of a winning response the next month. INVITATION: All art grows out of paying attention: in sight, sound, scent, taste & touch. You are invited to craft a written response (poetry or prose, 50 words or less) to…

SALE: Micro Poetry Bundle

Grab 3 chapbooks for $20! All summer long we will be offering weekly themed chapbook bundles in fun origami packaging for a reduced price. This week’s feature: Micro Poetry Bundle Hints by Rose Auslander Wasp Shadows by Ben Moeller-Gaa What Was Here by Julie Warther Click here to purchase from our shop.  Promotional price good through 30 June 2016, limited to…

Midnight Bundle

Grab 3 chapbooks for  $20! All summer long we will be offering weekly themed chapbook bundles in fun origami packaging for a reduced price. This week’s feature: Midnight Bundle Dreamers by Samantha Priestley, a Sheffield based novelist, essayist, & playwright. Ephemeral by Miguel Lupián, the director of Penumbria, a literary project based in Mexico. Translated by Joseph Hutchison, poet laureate of…

What’s Your Story?

a writers’ conference from our friends at the Modoc Forum If you’re in the mood to get away from it all and write your story, consider attending the Surprise Valley Writers’ Conference in rural Cedarville, CA this September. Attendance is limited to 50 writers, which means lots of individual attention from your workshop leader and…

5th Year Query PUBLIC

Sorry about the password confusion on the previous post. We are cooking up something special, but it’s a secret:-) We do have a few questions for you, though, as we prepare for our 5th anniversary in print. Please only vote once so we have a true representation of our readership. Thanks!

Folded’s New Home

Folded Word and its Editor in Chief are moving to New Hampshire. Updated contact info will be posted on 1 September 2013. Why the move? Visit J.S. by clicking on the photo.

Happy New Year!

Here’s wishing the entire Folded family a sweet and happy New Year!  And here are few hints to make it even better . . . For the last poem of 2012, be sure to stop by unFold.  To ring in 2013 with a new book, click here to check out the Folded chapbooks and click…

Emergency Email

Due to a dispute with Folded Word’s domain registrar, there may be interrupted service for foldedword.com email addresses for several days to a week while we get things transferred to another provider. We have set up a new gmail account as a back-up. So if you get a bounced email from us in the next…

Cool Summer Reading: The Metropolis Case

For all of you looking for literary summer reading cool enough for the beach, how about the critically-acclaimed novel, The Metropolis Case?  We are delighted to have had the opportunity to talk with its author, Matthew Gallaway (for his website click here ), who kind enough to answer a few questions — enjoy:  1)     Matt, what was the initial…