Pushcart 2017 Nominees

Folded Word is proud to nominate the following work, published in 2016, for the 2017 Pushcart Prize:

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Draw Me A Dream

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.

Guerrillas

“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.

Month in Review: February 2016

Despite it’s brevity, February was a hectic month for Folded Word — both at our New Hampshire base as well as across the country and the Atlantic, with the Folded bloggers and authors who’ve recently been featured on our blog and in new chapbooks.

Two Hot Reads to Beat the Cold

It’s yet another damp, cold, snowless, foggy day here at Folded HQ: But look what we’ve got to warm us up: PREMEDITATIONS by Michelle Ristuccia is our first speculative fiction chapbook and guaranteed to make you laugh, groan, and yearn to travel via less-than-conventional means. L’ANGUILLE by Jon Trobaugh is a poignant short story collection…

Folded Word-Lab: historical fiction results

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 why so we can plan future ones better.] We hope you…

Folded Word-Lab: Historical Fiction

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 should not rely on the story’s historical context to do any…

Sophronia’s Island Debut

Martha’s Vineyard native Tim Bridwell gave his island community a sneak peek at his debut novel earlier this month thanks to Edgartown Books‘ “Meet Our Vineyard Authors” event. Tim had the privilege of sitting on the porch in perfect weather with Sophronia L. by his side, chatting with readers and signing copies of his book,…

Our Submissions Have Gone Postal

Now that we’re making progress again, we’ve re-opened to submissions. However unlike before, we’re only taking paper submissions that arrive in our US Mailbox (pictured at right).

Octoberfest

Raise your glass and join us in toasting our largest batch of new titles to date. Print books, eBooks, chapbooks, poetry online, author Q&A’s…whatever your reading taste, we’ll have you covered by All Hallows Eve.

New Titles New Blogs

It’s been a crazy April around here. Not only were we hatching a Heron and proofing FREIGHT, we typeset two chapbooks and edited our first travel narrative. And yet our queue of titles waiting to be produced is STILL staggeringly long. So in an effort to streamline updates from our globally-diverse crew, we’ve created two new blogs instead of building vast quantities of webpages.

Poetry or Fiction?

For literary works of 100 words or less, what is the dividing line between poetry and fiction? It can’t be the presence or absence of line breaks since there is a recognized poetic form called prose poetry. It can’t be the presence or absence of a well-defined plot, either, since narrative poetry has been around for millennia–not to mention the mere whispers of beginnings/endings in hint fiction.