Fold editions brings together contributors from within but also outside the Clod Magazine team. Here's a list of editions we've published:
Volume Ten - Wardown Poets vol 1
Volume Nine - Wibble's Gig List
Volume Eight - Where Rambles Turn into Gambles (Part 1) - a dozen Luton footpaths reported
Volume Seven - 2019/2020 Football Handbook - Half time treats guide to Luton Town season
Volume Six - The Fear of Jazz (Slow Night 2/5/19); short story and drawings
Volume Five - Cheap Music, by Lee Nelson (fiction)
Volume Four - Brilliant Corners (Slow Night 7/2/19 tie in) - short stories, essay, pictures
Volume Three - Slow Night tie in, 1/11/18 – story, essays
Volume Two - The Moon Under the Water, George Orwell 1946 revisited; essay
Volume One - Slow Night tie in, 23/8/18; short stories
Calling all Luton-local writers...
Clod Magazine and Utter! Lutonia invite submissions for a short story collection, to be published as one of Clod's regular ‘Fold’ print editions.
This is your opportunity to be part of a showcase of local creativity, be part of a positive project for the area, and get your name in print.
You don’t have to be a published writer, and your story doesn’t have to be about Luton. The only requirement is that you are from or live in (or near) Luton, and that your story is less than 3000 words.
The editors will be looking for stories that demonstrate a fresh angle or an unusal style or voice. Beyond that, go where you will . . ., though be minded that the editors are not looking for submissions which – in our view – are in any way off colour.
(For the record, we don’t mind a bit of puerile or scatological content, but aren’t looking for texts which might over-stimulate xenophobes, misogynists etc).
We will be looking to give each edition a theme, but these themes will fall out of the submissions we receive.
The print edition of the first story edition will be launched at a future Utter Lutonia! event.
Copyright in all submissions remains with the author but submission will be taken as permission for us to use the story in this, and potential future reprints or anthologies of the collection. Fold will not be in a position to pay for submissions, though each published author will receive two free copies. Authors may be invited to make minor edits and/or proof corrections if the Fold team is interested in taking your work forward.
DEADLINE FOR NEXT SUBMISSION - 1 March 2024.
Please fill in the form below if you would like us to consider a short story, with brief details on the length and content or themes of your piece. At this stage, do not send us the story itself; we will get back to you. If you have an idea for a Fold ‘takeover’ (i.e. for a complete edition), then please let us know.