Month in Review: December 2015

In December, Folded Word released chapbooks and received news about exciting new opportunities for 2016. We are excited to enter the New Year with our first grant, a Twitter-zine relaunch, and more chapbooks upcoming in the spring.

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Month in Review: November 2015

In November, the press celebrated the release of two new full-length titles. We are looking forward to more releases in the coming month, as well as a revitalization of our online poetry zine unFold. There will be more exciting news as we look forward to the new year, so watch for posted updates!

Month in Review: July 2015

by Maryka Gillis Folded Word has released and signed new chapbooks to the press this month – poetry, nonfiction, and fiction included. The Folded Word blog continues to post new column pieces and monthly word labs. Keep up with the press for open submission slots, new chapbook releases, and column posts.   ROAD TO ISLA…

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…

Month in Review: April 2015

by Maryka Gillis Folded Word has been busy this month. During the course of the April, the press has focused extensively on chapbooks, with a call for new submissions, attendance at a chapbook festival, and the debut of three new chapbooks of poetry. In early April, Folded Word was represented at the 2015 NYC/CUNY Chapbook…

Wanted: 2016 Chapbooks

While we have filled all our book-length publication slots for 2016, we are still searching for chapbook manuscripts. Next year we will be publishing one chapbook per month and will offer subscriptions, so it would be a great year to join the Folded family. We’ve recently expanded the genres we publish and have reserved chapbook…

Folded Word-Lab: Haiku

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 paced tech life as it is short enough for Twitter and,…

New Submissions Editor

We are excited to announce the addition of a Submissions Editor to the Folded Word team. Barbara Flaherty will be taking over the coordination and review of unsolicited queries, with her goal being to drastically reduce our response time. “As a poet,” she said on accepting the position, “I know what it’s like to sit…

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).

Mosaic Novels

I’m always up for trying something new, so I’ve decided to create a home for novels in flash along with novels in verse–thus our first open-call for print books. We hope to launch our Mosaic line of novels in late autumn of 2012, but that will depend on whether or not we find the right manuscript. If you would like to submit a manuscript for consideration, see our guidelines…

Theme Thursday: New Forms & Shadows

Introducing yet another set of special themes for Form. Reborn and PicFic. While our standard guidelines still apply, we are aggressively seeking:

Theme Thursday: Teen Telephone 1

Our third set of special themes for Form. Reborn and PicFic is aimed at the audience that is most likely to forward tweets: teens. This is your chance to play the party game “telephone,” only your words won’t be mangled. They’ll be passed around intact to hundreds! I even have a hand-picked group of them waiting with their phones in hand, full of contacts, ready to forward YOUR piece to their friends.