In Depth: An Interview with Marcus Speh

As an avid reader, I am often curious about how writing process authors use and what inspired them to write. So I was very pleased to find answers to these questions and more when I had the opportunity to interview our own Marcus Speh, author of the newly released Gisela. I hope you enjoy Speh’s insight into the world of writing and please feel free to share it, contemplate it, and talk about it.

Gisela: Princess, Empress, Abbess, Saint

From fragments of history, Marcus Speh captures the mysterious spiritual journey of a woman who lived when only men’s lives were recorded: Gisela, a Bavarian princess married off to be the first queen of Hungary, then a prisoner, then an abbess and — some eight centuries later — a saint.

Gisela: Extending the Pre-order Window

If you hadn’t quite gotten around to pre-ordering the sustainable edition of Gisela: Princess, Empress, Abbess, Saint by Marcus Speh yet, don’t worry! We’re extending pre-orders until 30 June 2017.

LEVEL UP: Which edition works for you?

Whether hand-bound or printed on demand, our titles have always included a print choice with an ebook option eventually joining in. Now we’re offering three editions, released in the following stages:

Winter Kindling: The Conversion Continues

After sparking some interest in our newly-converted chapbook titles last week, we’re fanning the flames with two full-length ebook conversions this week. This batch was a little tricky because one of them contained a lot of accented letters. These letters converted well in the main text, but in the poem titles (which were set in…

Winter Kindling: The Conversion Begins

It’s been awhile since we converted any of our print titles into ebooks (two years, in fact), so we’re excited to announce that the log-jam has been broken! Huge thanks go to Kurt Graustein, who trawled many a forum to find ways to expedite our process — a process that insists on a functional table…

Pushcart 2017 Nominees

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

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.

I wonder what you see…

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.

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.

Best of the Net 2016 Nominees

Folded Word is proud to announce the nomination of the following works for Sundress Publications’ 2016 Best of the Net competition: