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

It can be easy, in a culture that sometimes seems to give more space to young writers and young accomplishments than not, to forget that writing is a career that lasts a lifetime. There is no age limit to brilliance–writing can sing and reach readers regardless of the age of the person who pens it....

By Alex Platt In many ways, fabulism is a catch-all term for many of the genres readers may be more familiar with: magic realism, fantasy, sci fi, mystery, horror and speculative fiction. But fabulist stories weave between and across genres, blurring categorical attempts to pin them down. This is why they are so often hard to...

By Alex Platt If you’ve been looking for a slim read you can finish in an afternoon or evening, are stuck in the middle of too many books, or have fallen out of the habit of reading daily, this month’s FOLD challenge has you covered. We’ve selected four novellas and short books by authors from...

By Amanda Leduc The start off our 2022 Challenge, we wanted to take a look at books that highlight the climate and climate justice, one of the most pressing issues of our time. How do we, as readers, writers, and citizens of the planet, reckon with our changing climate and the way that our actions...

What do you do with a manuscript when you think it might be done? You PITCH IT.   Pitch Perfect is back!  If you have a draft of a novel or creative nonfiction manuscript, and you’re not sure whether it’s ready to go or what to do next, Pitch Perfect at FOLD 2022 is the perfect opportunity...

Submissions to the 2022 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 2022, we are pleased to announce...

This December, we’re taking a trip to the West Coast, via books, and reading books by marginalized authors from British Columbia. From poetry through to graphic novels and memoirs mixed with storytelling, these books offer stories and lessons we can all appreciate and love. If you’ve recently read and loved work by a BC author,...

By David Burga Latinx stories run the gamut of themes, plots and ideas. Although each country in Latin America is unique, as is the literature that springs from them, there are some commonalities due to a colonial past and the influence of the Spanish language giants, such as Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Jorge Luis Borges, Pablo...

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