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).
In honor of National Poetry Month, we launched two new titles today: 1) Catherine Sophia’s Elbow, a novel-in-verse by Darla K. Crist, 2) Hints, a chapbook of micro-poems by Rose Auslander.
Last week, Rose and I had the privilege of representing Folded Word at CUNY’s 6th Annual Chapbook Festival. The format of the festival changed from last year, so there were events all over Manhattan for three days, with the book fair portion compressed into one day during the work week. Judging from the increase in foot traffic, I’d say the change paid off.
We’d like to take a moment to thank our 1000 followers on Twitter by offering all our followers: 1) a free ebook from our backlist and 2) a chance to win a print copy of WOR(L)DS APART from our frontlist.
Rose Auslander (our Poetry Editor) was in San Francisco on a business trip for her day job at the beginning of this week, so I decided to make the 2ish hour trek down to sneak in some lunch at the airport before she flew home. What a blast to have an editorial meeting in person, discussing edits and plans for our forthcoming chapbooks and books!
The past week, J. S. Graustein, our managing editor here at Folded Word, has been on an adventure. Not the kind of adventure you take when you want to fight dragons or save princesses, but a learning adventure. In Boston, Graustein is attending a “How to be a Publisher” class
As you may or may not have noticed, many of November’s unFold poems have featured some aspect of the writing life. This correlates nicely with NaNoWriMo, so we are now officially calling it the November theme.
Are you ready for a crazy, jam-packed month of literary goodness? We are. November at Folded Word will burst at the seams with a Twitter zine launch and the release of two chapbooks.
As we make the final preparations to launch our new poetry Twitter-zine, we thought you might like to know who’ll be featured in the first few issues.