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

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...

By Alex Platt Although chronic illnesses are common among Canadians, cutting across culture and ethnicity, sex and gender, you wouldn’t necessarily believe it by looking at our literature. This is one of the many costs of living with a chronic illness: invisibility. For many of us, shame—and a deep fear of judgment or reprisal (not...

By Emmy Nordstrom Higdon In the world of books and reading, there is always a young, electric author that the media has their eye on. Whether they are a recent MFA graduate primed and ready to pump out a new book every year or a fired-up youth with community roots, readers are eager to consume...

What do you do with a KidLit manuscript when you think it might be done? You PITCH IT.   Pitch Perfect: KidLit Edition is back!  If you have a draft of a picture book or a book for preteens or teens, and you’re not sure what to do next, Pitch Perfect: KidLit Edition is the...

By Natasha Shaikh Reading has been my companion through many life events like extended family get-togethers, lunch breaks at a new workplace, a cottage getaway with friends, and even long flights, which I especially miss right now. My favourite thing when I was younger and travelling with my mom and baby sister was to run into...

Submissions to the 2021 FOLD Kids Book Fest Program are now open! Every year, the FOLD Kids Book Fest publishes a unique Festival Program which includes the festival schedule and writing from young authors across Canada. In 2021, we are pleased to accept submissions of poetry (any length) and short stories (up to 500 words)...

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