Submishmash Weekly: ‘A romp of otters’


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Publishing & Creative News

A full assembly: nouns of assemblage (Quartz c/o TMN).

‘And so Ursula Le Guin and I went to the Village Green Bookstore and ransacked the literature section, rearranging the L’s until all her books were face-out’ (Granta)

What? What? Whoa! The moon! (To Scale on YouTube).

‘The books of my childhood were bricks, not for throwing but for building.’ (Brain Pickings).

Burnout, debt, and the task-driven lives of Millennials (BuzzFeed).

‘I was sitting literally in my bedroom with a microphone talking to other moms while trying to line-up our conversations while both of our kids were napping for 20 minutes’ (NPR).

Can one make ends meet as a writer? (The New York Times).

The Library also features interior and exterior lighting, to give the space an extra-homey glow’ (Colossal).

The 2019 Eliza So Fellowshipprompts ala Janus, and tips for reframing rejection (Submittable).

Some Opportunities

Tea Roots, a San Francisco based arts and social justice nonprofit, is inviting visual artists to submit work for a Bay Area exhibition.

The Sun Valley Film Festival offers opportunities for storytellers, artists, and filmmakers, including the ‘1 Potato Short Screenplay Contest’ and ski and snowboarding film submissions.

For its Spring 2019 issueThe Sea Letter is currently accepting short fiction and poetry.

Palooka is an international nonprofit literary magazine seeking fiction, poetry, nonfiction, chapbooks, artwork, photography, graphic narratives, and comic strips.

The 55th annual Georgia Author of the Year Awards, sponsored by the Georgia Writers Association, are now accepting nominations for books and poetry chapbooks published in 2018 by Georgia residents.

Arts & Letters seeks fiction, flash, nonfiction, and poetry for its biannual print journal.

Creative Time is accepting proposals from NYC- based artists working in any medium for a new public artwork, to be exhibited in spring/summer 2019.

For its online journalOpen Arts Forum seeks original writing (poetry, fiction, nonfiction), photography (collections preferred), and art (all styles and types).

Etchings Press, a student-run publisher at University of Indianapolis, welcomes submissions for its annual contests: a chapbook of poetry, a chapbook of prose, and a novella.

Each workshop season, Brooklyn Poets awards fellowships to promising students in need to take a workshop for free.

The Terry J. Cox Poetry Prize is awarded by Regal House Publishing to honor a poet’s first book with $500 prize and publication.

MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists program is accepting grant applications from Boston and Connecticut artists.

Every Day Fiction is looking for very short (flash) fiction of up to 1000 words.

Ishion Hutchinson will judge The Well Review’s 2019 Poetry Prize.

Create! Magazine is hosting an international open call for women artists.

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, North American Review will host a writing conference, April 19-21, 2019, on the UNI campus in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Common Field is offering 25 national scholarships to support arts organizers with the costs of travel and attendance to the 2019 Common Field Philadelphia Convening.

The VICE Fellowship for Collegiate Reporting connects the VICE digital newsroom with college journalists to publish content on a focused topic.

Providence’s RISD Museum is accepting applications from undergraduate and graduate students for its Andrew W. Mellon summer internship program.

Come work with us in Missoula, Montana. Find Submittable job openings here.

What We’re Listening To

album coverThe Submishmash Weekly playlist is updated every week:

Lealani floating over sinister synths, lullabies for parties from Galcher Lustwerk, Peel Dream Magazine with a metaphysical phenomenon, and more.

Submishmash Weekly also proudly presents our ‘2018 Year in Music’ playlist. This is not a ‘best of’ list, rather a reflection of the year’s art of sound. Enjoy!

What We’re Reading

Rachel Mindell from Marketing read Zeros: A Novel, by Chuck Wendig:

To be honest, I didn’t want to read this book. But I’m part of a book club with some friends and when it got voted in, I resigned myself to hate-reading it. Instead (and luckily), I really enjoyed the experience and was able to shed my mysteriously long-held snobbery against tech thrillers. The story focuses on four hackers (and one almost-hacker, but skilled-in-other-ways guy) that are forced together to outsmart a nefarious government plot, regain their freedom, and rescue humanity. The narrative is quick, scary, character-driven, kinda gross, fairly violent, and really drew me in. I wanted the nerds to win because nerds should always win. No spoilers here, though—you’ll have to read the novel to find out whether ‘an Anonymous-style rabble rouser, an Arab spring hactivist, a black-hat hacker, an old-school cipherpunk, and an online troll’ are able to save the day.