Submishmash Weekly: ‘A variety of notorious groups’


Publishing & Journalism

Sung ‘at the atomic level’: the latest from Lorrie Moore (The New Republic).
In book lists, eight for Juneten for June, and cults (Vulture, BBC, New York Magazine).
Before you head for hybrid publishing… (Brevity).
Travel memoir is too often an exercise in flexing; it’s a pissing contest for the privileged’ (Bustle).
Reading plus interview with Marcelo Hernandez Castillo (Poets&Writers).
Lee.K ‘layers fine cross contour lines over broad swaths of charcoal to build hair, cheekbones, noses, and eyes’ (Colossal).
Redux for Pride, complete with Sappho (The Paris Review).
‘The party is for voguers and friends’ (Huck).
We want to celebrate your hard word–send us those stats (Submittable)!

Some Opportunities

The Acentos Review publishes poetry, fiction, memoir, interviews, translations, and artwork by emerging and established Latinx writers and artists four times a year.
The winner of the BOA Short Fiction Prize will receive $1,000 and publication by BOA Editions in Spring 2020.
BLF Press seeks work for Black From The Future, a forthcoming collection of Black speculative writing, including science fiction, fantasy, and Afrofuturism.
The Poetry Brothel in NYC is accepting applications for new cast members.
Publishing experimental, hybrid, and progressive work, Inverted Syntax seeks fiction, nonfiction, poetry, photographs, illustrations, and other visual art for online and print publication.
Short of the Week seeks films of 40 minutes or less that include great stories and brave new territory.
School 33 Art Center in Baltimore seeks artists for its 2018 Fall/Winter Group Exhibitions.
Ten projects will receive up to $20,000 each as part of the Online News Association’s Journalism 360 Challenge. The challenge is open to journalists, technologists, entrepreneurs, gamers, software developers and academics, news organizations, startups, and more.
K’in, a new online literary magazine, seeks poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, and includes a Young Writers Section, for writers aged 12-17.
Artist Trust’s Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) Awards are project-based grants of $1,500 open to Washington State artists of any discipline.
The Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project is calling for papers to include in its 1st Critical Muslim Studies Conference in Granada, Spain.
Rambutan Literary is an online journal dedicated to showcasing literature and art from mainland, maritime, and diasporic Southeast Asia, and to cultivating Southeast Asian writing and artistic communities.
Slate Roof Press seeks chapbooks of up to 28 pages for its annual contest and Elyse Wolf Prize.
The Oscar Wilde Award from Gival Press will be given to the best unpublished original poem written in English related to gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender life by a poet who is 18 or older.
Coffin Bell is a new online-only journal for dark literature.
Talking Writing is a nonprofit digital magazine that features essays, first-person journalism, poetry, and visual art.
Indiana’s PlySpace is an artist-in-residence program for visual artists, writers, performers, designers, and other creative individuals.
Light and Dark Magazine seeks short fiction.
The Missoula Writing Collaborative is offering a week-long creative collaboration camp for high school students this July.
Find Submittable professional opportunities here.

What We’re Listening To

On this week’s Submishmash Weekly playlist:
Sim Hutchins says farewell to rave, Nick Hakim delivers gorgeous chords, we get cathartic with Juliana Daugherty, and more.
Be sure to check out summer-soaked sound also, and follow our Spotify for more new music.

What We’re Reading

Submittable’s Head of People Asta So read The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown.
This nonfiction title is about the University of Washington varsity rowing team’s journey for the Olympic gold in 1936, when the Olympics were hosted in Nazi Germany. This was a really satisfying read, in terms of the many layers it explored: the protagonist Joe Rantz, one of the rowers, and his heartbreaking (Dickensian, really) childhood; the effects of the Depression and the Dust Bowl on the students; how the Nazis prepared for the Olympics and for the impression they wanted to make on the world; the art, sport, and philosophy of rowing (I knew very little about rowing before reading this); the beautiful art of boatbuilding. It was a great story, and makes me want to build a boat! 

Rachel Mindell

Rachel Mindell is a content creator and strategist for Submittable's marketing and product teams. She also writes and teaches poetry. You can find Rachel's creative work here: