Submishmash Weekly: ‘Abstract art on a rocket’


Publishing & Journalism:

Welcome to Mozart’s diary, digitized (Open Culture).
Uchenna Awoke talks MacDowell Colony (Satellite Times).
From Vegas: art’s artificial star and the anti-Amazon (Las Vegas Review-Journal, Las Vegas Sun).
Six ways to create a photo essay with impact (Format Magazine).
In praise of Lisa Simpson, ‘the only character on the show not controlled by… base impulses’ (Vanity Fair).
100 X 100 = stunning international book cover art for Macondo (Lit Hub).
Time and space make physics good for fiction writers (The Millions).
Prompts via similescience, and Submittable (Writers Digest, Poets & Writers, Submittable).
Film friends, come get your opportunities. Writers, Tampa awaits (Submittable).

Some Opportunities:

Simone White will judge for the 2018 NOS Book Contest from Les Figues Press.
Pretty Owl Poetry accepts previously unpublished poetry, flash fiction, and art for its quarterly online journal.
Anastamos seeks diverse interdisciplinary work in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, and academic work for its third edition on the theme of DIS/ORDER.
The Kundiman Poetry Prize is dedicated to publishing exceptional work by Asian American poets at any stage of their career. Winner receives $1,000 and book publication with Tupelo Press.
Pigeon Pages is hosting The Art of Prose Contest, judged by Katie Kitamura.
The Jeff Baskins Writing Fellowship from Oxford American awards one winner $10,000 for a nine-month residency in Central Arkansas to work on a book of debut creative nonfiction.
The Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing offers fellowships for writers of color and parents.
The 2018 Iron Horse Chapbook Competition will be judged by Tyehimba Jess.
Main Street Arts is hosting a national call for its upcoming exhibition, Land and Sea.
Winners of the Nancy D. Hargrove Editors’ Prizes for Fiction and Poetry from Jabberwock Review will receive $500 and publication.
For Flyway’s 2018 Untold Stories Contest, veterans, active duty servicepeople, reservists, and military families are eligible.
SOHO20 has open calls for its Residency Lab and +/- Project Space. Opportunities are open to all, but are primarily given to women, transgender and gender non-conforming artists.
Wisconsin Review publishes both new and established authors of outstanding poetry, fiction, and non-fiction.
LIT, a creation of the New School, accepts poetry and prose.
Fourth Genre, is accepting entries for its Steinberg Nonfiction Contest.
Worth £2000, the Julia Darling Travel Fellowship from New Writing Northoffers a published writer from the North of England a period of travel for writing, research, and inspiration.
Sewannee Writers’ Conference is accepting applicants for poetry, fiction, and playwriting.
Submittable’s second annual Eliza So Fellowship will support books-in-progress by immigrant & Montana Indigenous writers.
Epiphany is offering Summer Internships.

What We’re Listening To:

Cory Davis from the Sales Team has created Submittable’s first ever Spotify playlist.
Just in time for the trip to AWP ’18, in Tampa, Florida.
Film-inspired, this collection of songs aims to conjure creativity. Featuring Charlotte Day Wilson, Jon Bap, Karen Dalton, Gabriel Garzón-Montano, Caribou, Marconi Notaro, Retro X, Joy Again, and more.
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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: