Folded Word is proud to nominate the following work, published in 2016, for the 2017 Pushcart Prize:
a response to October’s #WonderFold prompt
He parked his car in the multi-story, got out and breathed the cold air in. The rain swayed in through the upper open plan area like a slow swarm of midges. The sky was the colour of a 4B pencil.
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.
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 the images and scene below.
“The soil’s not very good.” he said. She crouched down next to him and shone her torch onto the area where his hands delved into the earth like he was baking bread. It was just past midnight and the street was the black of an iced over lake.
Folded Word is proud to announce the nomination of the following works for Sundress Publications’ 2016 Best of the Net competition:
It was my first time in Brighton this summer, sometimes known as little London by the sea. I love coastal cities. I love the way they bring two worlds together and offer everybody everything all in one beautiful sprawling landscape. But Brighton has more faces, more aspects to its character, than I think any other…
A response to August’s #WonderFold prompt
If you’ve been thinking about sending us a query for your work, please be aware that we just revised our submission guidelines:
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, you might not be able to find a form that uses…
In Whitby, North Yorkshire, England, the old ruined abbey on the hill overlooks the bay and pulls tourists up the 199 steps it takes to reach it, like the tide pulls the sea. The focal point of the town and a major tourist attraction, this ruined abbey was originally built in the 1200s and is an incredibly atmospheric ruined building to wander around, not least because it forms part of the backdrop for Dracula’s arrival in England in Bram Stoker’s classic.