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Updates on events, submissions, volunteer opportunities, and the monthly FOLD Challenge.

By Ardo Omer This is the first time the FOLD is doing a kids version of our annual reading challenge and we’re starting the year off with debut Muslim authors. We have suggestions for young adults, middle grade readers and the picture book fans. All of our recommended writers are also Canadians! Enjoy!   1)...

By Amanda Leduc Welcome to the 2023 FOLD Challenge! This year, we’re starting our year off with debuts–debut books from Muslim authors, to be specific. The recommended reads for this month cover a wide range of genres from poetry and short fiction through to novels and non-fiction. We’ve even popped in some bonus content to...

Submissions to the 2023 FOLD Festival Program are now open! Every year, the FOLD publishes a unique Festival Program which includes the festival schedule and information and articles and essays from Canadian writers. Articles in the Program showcase a wide variety of styles, approaches, and diverse lived experience. In 2023, we are pleased to announce...

By Jael Richardson It’s getting cold in the FOLD’s corner of the world, and we are warming up with some delightful romance reads for December. This month’s FOLD Challenge is all about romance featuring characters of faith. Grab one–or all four!–of our recommended reads below and get into the holiday season!   1) Love from...

By Shoilee Khan The small press is a mighty thing; risk-taking, genre-disrupting, experimental works of great impact often find their home here. It’s a publishing space that takes intentional chances on new voices and engages with a vision for a literary landscape that is interesting, thoughtful, unexpected, and nuanced. The small press is where new,...

By Natasha Shaikh It’s October, the so-called spookiest month of the year, and with this time of year comes a favourite genre for readers to indulge in–horror. Specifically, this month we are focusing on horror and gothic fiction by BIPOC writers. The difference between horror and gothic fiction can vary depending on who you ask....

By Cat Belshaw As in the United States and Canada, the people of Australia and New Zealand (also recognized by its Māori name, Aotearoa) have been undergoing their own reckoning with the terrible realities that come with living in settler colonial societies. And, as we know well at the FOLD, writers and readers are often...

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