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Folio | Spring 2010


Fax: 202-885-2938
Battelle Tompkins, Room 237

Burgtorf, Michael R
Sr. Administrative Assistant

4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8047
Folio 2010 spring

Folio is a nationally recognized literary journal sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences at American University in Washington, D. C. Since 1984, we have published original creative work by both new and established authors. Past issues have included work by Michael Reid Busk, Billy Collins, William Stafford, and Bruce Weigl, and interviews with Michael Cunningham, Charles Baxter, Amy Bloom, Ann Beattie, and Walter Kirn. We look for well-crafted poetry and prose that is bold and memorable.


Submission Guidelines

We encourage you to look at a recent issue of Folio to determine the compatibility of the your work with the magazine. Please be aware: Submissions which do not meet the following guidelines will not be considered and will be recycled:

  • Manuscripts are read between August 1 and February 14
  • Submit up to 5 poems or a prose piece of up to 5,000 words
  • Cover letters should be no more than one page and must contain all of the following:
    brief bio
    e-mail address
    mailing address
    phone number
  • title(s) of work enclosed
  • Include a SASE with postage for response (international submissions will receive e-mail responses)
  • Send submissions, cover letter, and SASE to:
    Department of Literature
    American University
    Washington, D.C. 20016


Art Submissions

We accept artwork in any medium, but the images should read well in black and white at 4" x 6". Submissions should be sent in high-resolution jpeg or TIFF files to between August 1 and March 10. Electronic art submissions should be accompanied by an e-mail with the title(s) of the work, a brief bio, and the artist’s contact information.

Double Issue!

In celebration of American University's MFA Program's 30th anniversary, Folio is announcing the Winter-Spring 2011 double issue. This special edition of Folio will feature the winner of our upcoming poetry contest. Please watch our Web site for updates about the contest. (Pieces submitted for the Winter 2011 issue will be considered for this special issue. Please notify us if you have already submitted poems which you would like to be considered for our contest.)


Subscriptions are $12.00 and include two issues of Folio each year. Individual issues may be purchased for $6.00. To subscribe, please mail a request and check to

Department of Literature
American University
Washington, DC 20016-8047

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Editor-in-Chief: Greta Schuler
Managing Editor: Meghan Nesmith
Prose Editor: Rachael Jackson
Poetry Editors: Jenny Dunnington and Abdul Ali
Art Editor: Sara Blaisdell