Submishmash Weekly: ‘Because you answer the bell’


Publishing & Journalism

‘Warning: Do not read!’ and other intriguing marginalia (Atlas Obscura).

Karl Ove Knausgaard excerpts on habit and conversation (Electric Lit).

K.O. Kwon: in her own words and interviewed (The Atlantic, Bomb).

‘The artists who have received the $25,000 grant have long wondered about the person—people—behind it’ (New York Times).

A tribute to food writer Jonathan Gold (Eater).

Fairytales meet the tech present and future (Catalpult).

‘You really have to push an idea, and you have to push it until it’s kind of uncomfortable,’ and more on narrative from Neko Case (Vox).

A library guide on getting poetry published (University of Arizona Poetry Center).

A writer and her films, a fresh take on zines, and cooling creative prompts (Submittable).

Some Opportunities

The Sea Letter is currently accepting short fiction and poetry for its Fall 2018 issue.

Maggie Smith will judge the 2018 Writer’s Block Prize in Poetry from Louisville Literary Arts.

Iota’s Short Prose Conference is accepting applicants.

The John D.  Mineck Fellowship, administered by The Society of Arts + Crafts, awards $25,000 to a young-in-career furniture artist.

The Center for Interfaith Relations is accepting entries for the Thomas Merton Prize in Poetry of the Sacred

Blood Tree Literature seeks writing for Issue 4: Transparency.

For Issue 9: Autumn EditionArtMaze Magazine welcomes visual art in all mediums: painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography, textile, installation, mixed media, digital, and film.

Crab Orchard Review seeks work for an upcoming special issue, A World of Flavors: Writers on Food.

Autumn 2018’s issue of Modern Poetry in Translation will have a Hungarian focus.

Austin’s Big Medium has a number of artist calls open.

Sinister Wisdom is calling for personal essays, stories, interviews, oral histories, poetry, short academic papers, and other original writing and art focused on lesbian writing collectives.

Méxtasis seeks artists of Mexican nationality for an upcoming Brooklyn exhibition.

AS | MAG, the literary extension of AS | Artists Studios, is seeking fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art.

Barking Sycamores, a journal of neurodivergent literature and art, publishes poetry, short fiction, hybrid genre, creative nonfiction, book reviews, and artwork submissions.

Columbia Journal is currently seeking fiction and translation for online publication.

The Rubys, administered by the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, are project-based funding of up to $10,000 for emerging and established Baltimore-regional performing, visual, media, and literary artists.

STAR Training from CNY Arts is a pilot program for Teaching Artists in central New York.

Breakwater Review seeks poetry, prose, and visual art for online publication.

Fusion Art is calling for work from 2D and 3D artists worldwide, in any subject matter and any media, for its 3rd-annual Artist’s Choice art competition.

Kundiman is seeking fall interns in four categories: grants, development, communication, and programs.

What We’re Reading

Marketing Coordinator Grace Hulderman just finished reading Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell:

This is a brilliant and fantastical collection of short stories. Somehow wildly imaginative, yet emotional and compelling, Russell does a wonderful job of delivering a book that defies the expected and urges readers to consider age-old struggles (marriage, loneliness, poverty) in a new and strange context through the use of magical realism. Whether its a vampire couple battling their bloodlust, or a human girl transforming into a silkworm, Russell keeps readers enthralled with her innovative language and story-telling.

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: