[No. 3 in our Eco-Lit series; concludes with a little writing contest] A few months ago, I attended the Land Institute’s annual Prairie Festival in Salina, Kansas. The festival featured talks on sustainable agricultural practices, spirituality’s place in environmental advocacy, and research on new… Continue Reading “Place-Based Ventures”
A month ago, Tim Bridwell presented an historical fiction workshop here and challenged you to write your own flash fiction. We only received one entry, but it was a great one. [If you looked at the workshop but didn’t enter, we’d love to know… Continue Reading “Folded Word-Lab: historical fiction results”
by Tim Bridwell author of SOPHRONIA L. (Folded Word 2014) What is Historical Fiction? Historical fiction should be historical in terms of setting, but fiction first and foremost. Though actual historical figures often inhabit its pages, historical fiction is not historical biography. The writer… Continue Reading “Folded Word-Lab: Historical Fiction”
Two weeks ago, Ben Moeller-Gaa presented a haiku workshop here and challenged you to write your own haiku. And write you have: we received haiku entries from four continents! Below are the haiku that Ben selected as being the best examples of the concept… Continue Reading “Folded Word-Lab: haiku results”
by Ben Moeller-Gaa author of WASP SHADOWS (Folded Word 2014) What is a Haiku? Haiku is a short form poem that began in Japan several hundred years ago. It is widely written around the world today, and is perfect for our hard wired, fast… Continue Reading “Folded Word-Lab: Haiku”
It’s that time of year again: unFold Poetry Contest time! Since this year marks unFold’s fifth anniversary bringing you Twitter poems from all over the world, we decided to make the prompt for this year’s contest FIVE (5).
Calling all poets with spring fever! Folded Word is hosting a virtual garden show on the unFold blog and Twitter stream in May. This will be a juried show, judged in two stages:
Stage 1 = acceptance into the show
Stage 2 = selection of one Best of Show winner and three Honorable Mentions.
Last fall, we ran a contest for works that answered the question, “Freight, what are you carrying?” Over the past few months, we’ve had the privilege of reading poetry, fiction, essays, and looking at images that explore all the different types of freight we carry with us through life. Now it’s your turn to read the prose and poetry on our shortlist and then vote on the works you think should win.
2011 has already started off with a bang. We drew the name of our winner for the “win our 2011 list” promotion. Looks like we’ll be making regular shipments to Australia this year. Congratulations to Gayle in Victoria! She’ll be receiving at least six green edition chapbooks plus THE YEAR OF THE MONKEY by Smitha Murthy and Dorothee Lang (our first travel narrative) and FREIGHT by Mel Bosworth (our first novel). Looks like we’ll know the local Postmaster on a first name basis very soon:-)
This past week, Kurt and J.S. Graustein met with Mel Bosworth to discuss production of Mel’s upcoming novel, Freight. After the meeting, a thought burst into the Fold. We at Folded Word began to wonder if you, our readers and contributors, have any freight of your own.