Submishmash Weekly: ‘Between what we like and what we do’


Publishing & Journalism:

What we may not know about ‘knowing ourselves (Aeon).
‘The word disaster comes from the Latin compound of dis-, or away, without, and astro, star or planet; literally, without a star’ (Brain Pickings).
Tarana Burke, the activist behind ‘me too’ (Huffington Post).
Good news for vinyl lovers in the digital age (Open Culture).
A wide array: reading recommendations from Aimee NezhukumatathilSakyong Mipham, and Tom Hanks (UA Poetry Center, Read it Forward, New York Times).
An excerpt from Jimin Han’s novel via 5 over 50 (Poets & Writers).
From 1898, a ‘first of its kind book conveying apparatus with help from the Miles Pneumatic Tube Company’ (Atlas Obscura).
Refresh with this pleasing paper arts display (Laughing Squid).
The story of Laika, first dog to orbit Earth – in the name of sausage (Popular Science via tmn).
Including cannibalism and cocaine tooth drops, a conversation about quack medicine present and past (NPR Books).
Interviews with innovators Prageeta Sharma and Michelle Nahmad (Submittable).

Some Opportunities:

The AT&T Film Awards is an open competition seeking imaginative, undiscovered short films from aspiring filmmakers who want their voices heard.
The Sea Letter, a blog and seasonal literary magazine, is calling for short fiction, poetry, novel chapters, photography, and illustrations.
The Fund for Investigative Journalism Schuster Institute grant and fellowship program aims to enhance opportunities for investigative reporting on social justice, and to support women and people of color based in the United States.
For its fall open reading period, Gold Wake Books is seeking full-length manuscripts in all genres.
The Love & Romance Contest from 2 Elizabeths is open to amorous short fiction and poetry.
7.13 Books seeks literary comedies for its book-length fiction call.
Houston’s DiverseWorks is accepting applications from visual artists for the Idea Fund and Diverse Discourse.
For its annual contestThe Wonder Institute is calling for original, unpublished essays and epic poems about a ‘Contemporary Pilgrim, Prophet, or Unsung S/Hero.
Tupelo Press is seeking work for several open calls, including an anthology of contemporary Indigenous poetry.
The Literary Whip is a semi-weekly podcast from Zoetic Press that talks to editors about their rejections.
Every fall, Iron Horse accepts longer poetry and prose works for its annual Trifecta.
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is seeking audio documentaries that present nonfiction stories of any subject or genre.
The Seven Devils Playwrights Conference from id Theatre supports the development of plays that embrace, explore, and challenge the diversity of the American experience.
The CLMP Firecracker Awards seek to celebrate and promote great literary works from independent literary publishers and self-published authors.
Artists or collectives working in any medium or discipline may apply for a Triangle residency during this yearly open call.
Intersection Stories is seeking writers and visual artists for its debut publication.
Submissions for the Sonia Sanchez-Langston Hughes Poetry Contest should be in the spirit of Split This Rock: socially engaged poems, poems that reach beyond the self to connect with the larger community or world; poems of provocation and witness.
For Divine Androgyne (LGBT), NILVX seeks fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, and photography.
The L.A. Times has a number of internship opportunities for Summer 2018.
Find Submittable jobs here.

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: