Submishmash Weekly: ‘As if we were strangers to ourselves’


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Publishing & Creative News

‘Miscellaneous Files’ with Valeria Luiselli (Guernica).

Thirty-two book covers, beautiful and old (The Public Domain Review).

Michel Foucault explains the philosophy of Michel Foucault—before acid (Open Culture).

‘Retreating to a critical distance would constitute a betrayal of the depth of feeling that Abdurraqib has for Tribe’ (The Nation).

Nari Ward, virtuoso of accumulation (Vulture).

‘Luckily, the art monster diet is not expensive. At least not for the writer’ (Keep Writing via Medium).

A young prodigy of crochet (NPR).

‘Had it not been for writing this book, I’m not sure I’d have ever read as deeply about gender as I was forced to’ (Literary Hub).

Is Patch the future of local news (recode)?

Read and send out sci-fi; creative prompts that bug (Submittable).

Some Opportunities

Applications are open for Winter Tangerine’s summer workshops, offered both online and in New York City.

Gilbertsville Expressive Movement seeks portfolios from sculptors interested in constructing and installing a permanent sculpture on its 14 acre Sculpture Park.

Airlie Press will award $1,000, book publication, and a guaranteed 500-book-minimum print run to the winner of the Airlie Prize.

Wyoming’s UCROSS Foundation offers residencies to competitively selected individuals working in all artistic disciplines.

Driftwood Press has an open call for poetry chapbooks, individual poems, visual art, comics, and short stories.

The 2019 Summer Residency Contest from the University of Arizona Poetry Center will be judged by Vickie Vertiz.

Interim is an international literary journal that publishes poetry, translations, criticism, reviews, and hybrid texts by emerging and established writers.

Hunger Mountain is seeking entries to its annual writing contests in creative nonfiction, short fiction, poetry, and children’s lit. They are also hosting an International Young Writers Prize.

Applications are open for the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Poetry and Fiction Fellowships, awarding stipends of at least $38,000 and health benefits.

Writer Advice seeks entries of 750 words or fewer for its Flash Memoir Contest.

Terrapin Books is open for submissions of full-length poetry manuscripts.

The winner of the the second annual Poetry Box Chapbook Prize will receive $300, publication, and 20 copies of their chapbook.

Montana’s Red Ants Pants music festival seeks designs for its 2019 Poster Contest.

The Millay Colony offers artist residencies for nonfiction, fiction, poetry, playwriting, screenwriting, musical composition, and visual art.

Three winners of Columbia Journal’s Spring Contest, judged by Alexandra Kleeman (fiction), Tommy Pico (poetry), and Kiese Laymon (nonfiction), will be published online and receive a cash prize of $250 each.

Sonder Midwest provides a place for young and/or emerging writers to share their prose, poetry, photography, drawings, and other types of original work.

Eastern Iowa Review is seeking lyric essays and prose poetry.

Two winners of Cloudbank’s poetry/flash fiction contest will receive $200 and publication.

For its Spring 2019 issueSheepshead Review is seeking fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art.

Copper Nickel seeks poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and translation for print publication.

Come work with us in Missoula. Find professional opportunities with Submittable here.

What We’re Listening To

album coverThe Submishmash Weekly playlist is updated every week:

Tonal and spatial minimalism from Not Waving, Zara McFarlane’s crystal-toned remake of an Augustus Pablo classic, the hopeful brooding of Flikka, and more.

Follow Submittable on Spotify great music all the time.

What We’re Reading

book coverSenior Software Engineer Luiz Lopes just read Nine Kinds of Nakeda novel by Tony Vigorito.

A delightful book, which makes use of the concept of synchronicity to take you on a wild ride through space and time. At times it is so zany, you cannot help but laugh.