2014 Essay Contest Winner
Folio Congratulates 2014 Essay Contest Winner: Michael Klein. Klein's stunning, aphoristic essay "Poetic Acts" was this year's clear winner, chosen by acclaimed writer Paul Lisicky. The first runner up is Daisy Pitkin, for her essay "Scattering Theory" and the second runner up is D. Gilson for his essay titled "Dirty Socks: Ke$sha and Queer Theory."
2013 Poetry Contest Winner
Folio Congratulates 2013 Poetry Contest Winner, Gail Griffin. Griffin's poem, "Glosa: Man Held in Burning of Homeless Woman in Los Angeles", was chosen by award-winning author, Martha Collins as this year's winner. Collins said, "I greatly admire the way Griffin moves through time, going back to Adam and forward a 'millenium hence' to elucidate a bit of news. The glosa form and a Genesis-inspired movement through the week are among the poetic stages the author uses to create a richly-collaged reflection on the (gendered) need 'to love and loathe,' as well as more generally disturbnig aspects of our contemporary society."
2012 Prose Contest Winner
Folio Congratulates 2012 Prose Contest Winner Susan Taylor Chehak. Chehak’s story, “Just So” was chosen by award-winning author, Alan Heathcock as this year’s winner, and is praised by Heathcock as being “steeped in a kind of temporal beauty, unfurling the mysteries of family and self, and culminating in a moment of clarity, a portrait of a woman deemed shallow but filled with the rich wisdom of a dreamer.”
Thank you to all who submitted to the 2012 Prose Contest.
General Submission Guidelines
Folio is a nationally recognized literary journal sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences at American University in Washington, DC. Since 1984, we have published original creative work by both new and established authors.
Past issues have included work by Roxane Gay, Michael Reid Busk, Billy Collins, Chloe Caldwell, William Stafford, Bruce Weigl, and Ross Gay, and interviews with Michael Cunningham, Charles Baxter, Amy Bloom, Ann Beattie, Walter Kirn, and Marie Howe, among many others. We look for well-crafted poetry and prose that is bold and memorable. We want art that challenges. We encourage you to look at a recent issue of Folio to determine the compatibility of your work with our magazine. To purchase copies, please visit http://foliolitjournal.submittable.com/submit
Our reading period is currently CLOSED, and will reopen August 21, 2014.
Folio seeks gritty, exciting, compelling, inspiring art. We now feature comic, graphic novel, paint, photography, and digital art. Featured artists in our most recent issues have included Asaf Hanuka, Yumi Sakugawa, Frank Correa, Ivan Pinkava, Sai Abishek, and Chelsea Martin, to name only a few. When submitting, please include a description of your work and the themes or motivations you are exploring.
Submissions must be received between August 1 and January 1.
Submissions can be in any medium and may be printed in color or black and white in high-resolution jpeg or TIFF files at no less than 300 dpi. Please contact us with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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