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 Michael Reid Busk, Billy Collins, Hettie Jones, William Stafford, Bruce Weigl, and Ross Gay, and interviews with Michael Cunningham, Charles Baxter, Amy Bloom, Ann Beattie, Walter Kirn, Marie Howe, and Evie Shockley. We look for well-crafted poetry and prose that is bold and memorable.
We encourage you to look at a recent issue of Folio to determine the compatibility of your work with our magazine.
- Manuscripts are read between September 1 and February 15
- Submit up to 4 poems, a prose piece of up to 5,000 words, or samples of your artwork
- Cover letters must contain all of the following: brief bio, e-mail address, snail mail address, phone number, and title(s) of work enclosed
In the Title, please write your name. Under Cover Letter, please mention any special instructions for mailing. If you have none, please type N/A. Do allow 2 weeks for processing! We require your full postal address including the zipcode to ensure the issue gets to you on time, thanks! If you are outside the United States, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Under Title, please write your full name. Under Cover Letter, please write any special instructions for mailing you your Folio copies. If you have none, please type N/A
Do allow 2 weeks for processing! We require your full postal address including the zipcode to ensure the issue gets to you on time, thanks! If you are outside the United States, please contact us at email@example.com
We will include our 2011 edition as well-- A great option for future contributors!