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 that Alexandra Yeboah will join the FOLD team as our 2023 Associate Program Editor. We are looking for non-fiction and poetry submissions to the Program. Non-fiction submissions must be between 1000 – 2000 words. Previously published pieces are welcome, as are unpublished pieces. You can submit your work to us by filling out the FOLD 2023 Program Call for Submissions Jotform.
Submissions will be considered until 11:59pm on February 1, 2023.
Have questions about submitting to the Program? We have answers! See below for some Frequently Asked Questions about submitting.
FOLD 2023 PROGRAM SUBMISSION FAQs
What is the FOLD Program?
Every year, the FOLD produces a one-of-a-kind Festival Program. In addition to the festival schedule and author information, the FOLD program includes unique articles and essays from Canadian authors – previously published as well as unpublished. The Program is distributed at the festival and to schools and literary organizations in Brampton and the GTA throughout the year.
What kinds of submissions are accepted in the FOLD Program?
In 2023, the FOLD is looking for submissions of non-fiction and poetry. NON-FICTION submissions must be between 1000-2000 words. POETRY submissions may be any length, but shorter poems are encouraged. The festival accepts work on a wide range of authentic voices addressing lived experiences. Writers of all faiths, backgrounds, orientations, disabilities, age, and genders are encouraged to submit their work.
How do I submit something to the Program?
Writers and magazines can submit unpublished and reprinted articles via filling out the FOLD 2023 Program Jotform.
How many pieces can I submit to the Program?
You may submit a total of 1-3 poems and/or 1 essay in total. Please do not send us more than one essay–additional essays will not be read due to the volume of submissions received.
Can I submit a simultaneous submission to the Program?
Yes. If your piece is accepted elsewhere, please notify us right away.
If my piece is accepted into the Program, will I get paid?
Yes! Previously unpublished pieces will receive a publication honorarium of $100. Reprinted articles will receive an honorarium of $50.
What is the deadline for submissions?
Submissions to the 2023 FOLD Program will be accepted until 11:59pm on February 1, 2023.
When will I know if my piece has been selected for publication in the Program?
We will endeavour to contact all those who submitted to the Program by February 15.
I have a question that hasn’t been answered here. Can you help?
Certainly! Please direct any other queries regarding the Program to the FOLD Associate Program Editor, Alexandra Yeboah, at email@example.com. Please put FOLD PROGRAM in the subject line.