Submission Guidelines

Folkways Press welcomes work from both emerging and established writers.

We want stories that often go untold; words that have been collecting dust in old notebooks; tales that inspire us to learn more about the world around us and the people in it.

NOTE: Submissions failing to follow our guidelines will not be read or considered.

We are not currently accepting submissions. Please check back later for updates.

General Guidelines

  • Submissions should be sent to
  • Please include your name and the genre of your work in the subject line, like so: [GENRE] – [NAME]
  • If you would like some clarity on that last point, see the example below.
  • Please compile your submission in ONE Word document (.doc/.docx).
  • We ask that your submission be formatted in 12pt Times New Roman or Georgia fonts.
  • When submitting your work, please include a brief synopsis and bio consisting of no more than 100 words
  • We DO NOT accept any work that directs hate/promotes violence toward anyone, this includes work that is homophobic, transphobic, ablest, or sexist.
Email Example

General Manuscript Guidelines

(please note we are currently not accepting manuscripts)

  • Poetry manuscripts must range from 35 to 60 pages.
  • Novellas, memoirs, essay collections, and short story collections must be at least 25,000 to 30,000 words.
  • Flash fiction collections must be at least 15,000 words.