Tag: fiction

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…

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…

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.

Anthology Update

An open letter to our 2009 Twitterzine Contributors:

We would like to assure you that the anthology, On a Narrow Windowsill: Fiction and Poetry Folded onto Twitter, is still in production.

24/7

Folded Word invites and encourages everyone to join us for a month of writing. This August, Folded Word will be holding our first writing month event called 24/7. For the first 24 days of August, everyone will dedicate time each day to write either a piece of twitter fiction (<140 characters), prose poetry (<100 words), short poetry (<9 lines), micro fiction (<250 words), or flash fiction (<500 words). The last 7 days of August will be dedicated to revising these works.

Sneak Peek: Snowing Fireflies

“The stories in Snowing Fireflies are different, I feel, from other stories or (as yet unpublished) novels I’ve written—different in style, tone, delivery, etc,” said Eric Beeny when describing the writing style in his chapbook Snowing Fireflies. “They feel more ‘mature’.”

Folded Word Reviews Chapbook by Justin Macumber

In our second installment of “Folded Reviews” Jessie Carty presents a video review of Justin Macumber‘s fiction chapbook, The Ties that Bind, published by the author through CreateASpace/Positron Press. Production Notes: binding: Perfect bound cover: color image pages: 55 endpapers: yes price:  print $9.99…