Submishmash Weekly: ‘Compressed, often mystical’


Publishing & Creative News

In practice: Two Chicago teachers support social-emotional development through arts education (Education Week).

In California circa ‘79, ‘the relationships between the punks and the proprietorscould be … complicated’ (Topic).

Could massive reforestation save the planet (The Conversation)?

‘News of MAD’s last hurrah has prompted an outpouring from those who grew up loving the magazine’ (Smithsonian).

A single book for every year of life (The Washington Post).

‘Most of these patchwork libraries have found root in laundromats and salonsthat already served as drop-in meeting spots’ (New York Times).

What an artist who paints in his sleep indicates about the brain (Aeon).

Arthur C. Brooks on aging into career and creative peaks (The Atlantic).

In math as in writing, the connecting of disparate ideas is central, as it is a crucial part of any creative endeavor’ (Granta).

Join us this Thursday for a webinar with Kickstartera book review with tips on avoiding overwhelm (Submittable).

Some Opportunities

For its inaugural issueThe Moving Force Journal is seeking fiction, poetry, and artwork.

PRX is accepting applications for the third round of Project Catapult, a podcast training program and accelerator for public media stations.

Owl Canyon Press seeks 50-paragraph short stories for Hackathon #3 based on opening and mid-story paragraphs provided by the publisher.

Fairy Tale Review is accepting poetry and prose for ‘The Coral Issue.’

For its 8th annual summer contestsGigantic Sequins seeks poetry and flash fiction entries.

NYFA’s Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program pairs immigrant performing and literary artists working with artist mentors.

InSpiritry is seeking poems for a digital anthology in celebration of the United Nations International Day of Peace.

For Issue 9No Tokens seeks fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, and other.

The Airlie Press annual call for poetry manuscripts is open to any poet writing in English in the Pacific Northwest.

Wanderlust is an online sharing platform for curated travel stories with readers from 114 countries and writers from 65.

Fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry from both emerging and established authors sought by Levee.

Canada’s Arc Poetry Magazine is accepting submissions of up to three poems.

Main Street Arts offers one-month and two-month artist residencies.

For its online journal, Punt Volat seeks fiction, poetry, art, visual media (film, performance, etc.), music, and more.

Howling Bird Press is open for creative nonfiction manuscripts: memoir, personal essays, literary journalism, food writing, and travel writing.

The Knight Foundation is accepting applications for Knight Arts Challenge Miami.

The VERA Award from Vestal Review is open for flash fiction nominations.

stARTup Art Fair Houston is accepting applications from artists working in all media for their inaugural Houston hotel art fair.

For NonBinary ReviewZoetic Press seeks writing writing and art related to Homer’s The Odyssey. 

BALTIC, a European contemporary art organizations, is hiring a Marketing and Communications Assistant.

Submittable has 22 professional openings in marketing, sales, administration, development, product, HR, accounting, and childcare.

What We’re Listening To

album coverThe Submishmash Weekly playlist is updated every week:

Atomic asphalt asphyxiation from DJ Python, Felicia Atkinson’s and the intoxicating calm, Rosalía on kings, presidents, and the poison of wanting, and more.

And don’t miss our newest playlist, 2019 Selections.

What We’re Reading

From Account Manager Amelia Lyon:

book coverEmpty Mansions, by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr., details the life of Huguette Clark, the youngest daughter of W.A. Clark, and the heiress to his massive fortune. The book starts by following WA Clark as he amassed a fortune through Montana gold and copper, railroads, real estate, and even his time in the Senate. His youngest child, Huguette, lived from 1906 to 2011; her life was full of incredible privilege and haunting sadness. After residing in magnificent mansions throughout the world (each described in opulent detail throughout the book), she voluntarily spent the last 20 years of her life in a hospital, leaving much of her fortune to her nurses, doctors, and attorneys. At the time of her death, Huguette had not been seen in public for decades. Was she an ailing recluse who was taken advantage of by money hungry caregivers? Or was she simply a deeply private and incredibly generous woman? Empty Mansions explores the life of this mysterious woman with a fascinating life story.

I devoured this book! It’s a like combination of The Richest Hill podcast, Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, and MTV’s Cribs. Despite feeling somewhat voyeuristic at times, I came away still mystified and haunted by Huguette Clark.