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  sunny morning – my hands feel the warmth in a new bag of compost   ©2018 Marina Bellini   I discovered late in life the joy of writing haiku. Now I just keep going. Advertisements

Editor Profile: Casey Tingle

And we are back with another inside look at the people behind the Folded Word! This week we are focusing on our Fiction Editor, Casey Tingle. Below are some tidbits about her work, fun facts, and advice for future editors. Thanks for reading this new edition of #EditorProfile! 1. Folded Word: What is your title…

A Cottage Garden

The two stunted cottages were squashed together in the village, their rooms small, their doorways shallow. These houses had been there for more than two hundred years and they carried with them the way people used to live here. They faced a river that ran into the city and out again, onto another city and…

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…

What’s in a Name?

A walk through the Neepsend area of Sheffield doesn’t exactly bring you at one with nature. The area was heavily industrialised in the 19th century and today it’s an urban explorer’s paradise with many old factory buildings standing derelict and frozen in time. You have to look hard to find any hint of greenery here, but in this landscape of chimneys and brick, there are small pockets of nature in the most surprising places.

Wonderfold Winner

a response to April’s #Wonderfold Prompt Our winner this month is Grace Galton, for her beautiful poem Listening! We had many wonderful submissions so if you didn’t get it this time, keep submitting. So without further ado, please enjoy Galton’s work and as always keep your eye out for our next Wonderfold Prompt, you could be our next winner! Listening a zephyr stirs among old…

Resistance is Futile

We pull up outside the house and look over at this pale sandstone building in the corner. A For Sale sign leans to the right and trees bend in from the left. It’s an odd looking house. Small church-like windows dot the stone as the structure seems to taper off as it gets higher. The…

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, peas, 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…