FOLIO does NOT accept previously published work. We accept only unpublished, original work.
Yes: FOLIO accepts translations as long as the English translation has not been published elsewhere.
Yes: Simultaneous submissions are OK as long as you let us know and pull your piece if/as soon as it's accepted elsewhere.
Yes: Posthumous submissions are accepted for consideration as long as the piece in question is submitted by the next of kin/person who holds the rights to the piece. Those seeking to submit posthumous submissions should contact FOLIO editors directly via email@example.com.
FOLIO is a nationally recognized literary journal affiliated with 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, Franny Choi, Billy Collins, Ivan Pinkava, Hettie Jones, William Stafford, Bruce Weigl, Yumi Sakugawa, and Ross Gay, as well as interviews with Michael Cunningham, Allen Ginsberg, Charles Baxter, Amy Bloom, Ann Beattie, Walter Kirn, Marie Howe, and Evie Shockley. With over 30 years of history, FOLIO is proud to continue publishing great work.