Submishmash Weekly: ‘Depression, apathy, general weirdness of mood’


Publishing & Journalism:

Reclaiming reverie as valuable, creative (Aeon).
‘What is a book, anyway? A meal ticket? No!’ Adam Robinson talks small press publishing (Real Pants).
Japanese minimalist records thanks to ‘digital playlists and opportunistic crate-diggers’ (Soundfly).
Sacred solitude: ‘Canticle 6’ and other appreciations of aloneness (Brain Pickings).
What Alex Cheung learned from Maxine Hong Kingston (Catapult).
How gloomy is the gloomy side of glitter (National Geographic)?
Wound, novel, steamship: ‘The interiority that we keep speaking of in fiction is built on painand the character’s resulting search thereof’ (Granta).
A roundup of outstanding articles and essays from the web (Entropy).
Sketches of Puerto Rico rebuilding itself (The Paris Review).
Cross-genre inspiration: visual arts prompts and a song-writing challenge (Submittable).

Some Opportunities:

GLAS Animation is calling for short films.
Screen Door Review is a quarterly literary magazine that publishes poetry, short stories, flash fiction, and comics by individuals belonging to the southern queer (lgbtq) community of the United States.
The judges for Columbia Journal’s Winter Contest will be Valeria Luiselli (Nonfiction), Karan Mahajan (Fiction), and Bianca Stone (Poetry).
The A3 Review seeks very short prose and poetry pieces on the theme of ‘Gold Things’ for its latest contest.
Soo Visual Arts Center in Minneapolis is now taking submissions for the 14th iteration of its flagship exhibition series, ‘Untitled.’
The Gerald Cable Book Award, sponsored by Silverfish Press, honors an author’s first book-length poetry collection.
Driftwood Press seeks craft essays, short fiction, poetry, graphic narrative, photography, art, and interviews for print and digital editions.
Cave Canem’s week-long retreat is held annually at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Black poets of African descent, ages 21 and over, are eligible to apply.
From photography to documentary, drama to animation to paintingif it’s under 10 minutes long, Slideluck would like to consider what you’ve made for ‘FEZ III.’
Pittsburgh Poetry Review is offering a ‘tip jar’ package with feedback, expedited response, and a print back issue.
The Chris O’Malley Prize for Fiction awards an unpublished short story $1,000 and publication in the fall issue of The Madison Review.
BlackRock Center for the Arts is seeking artist entries for both a fiber art exhibition and a turned wood exhibition.
The winner of the inaugural Cosmographia Books Chapbook Contest will receive $250 and publication.
The UK’s Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards celebrate books published in the fields of photography and the moving image (including film, television, and new media).
For its 5th quarterly online art competition, Fusion Art invites both 2D and 3D submissions from women artists.
PERM PRESS is a digital publication showcasing regular features in art, food, and culture curated abroad, and sent straight to your email address.
STORGY is accepting submissions of fiction and nonfiction for its online magazine.
Publication by Quercus Review Press will be awarded to an unpublished collection of poetry. New and emerging writers are especially invited to submit.
Pigeon Pages is a literary journal dedicated to publishing prose that tells a compelling story, from both emerging and established writers with diverse voices.
Kundiman has a robust internship program with positions in Development, Programs, Grant Writing, and Communications.

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: