Submishmash Weekly: ‘Emotive, abstract, surreal’


Publishing & Journalism:

‘Don’t pay any attention to the haters,’ and other wise advice from a ten-year-old journalist (SPJ).
The translation of Chinese writer Jin Yong has been a long time coming (Quartzy).
Soundtrack: ‘My husband and I took our children, thirteen and ten, on a road trip from Kentucky to California and back again to look for America’ (The Rumpus).
Social media + Museums = Evolution or devolution? (PBS).
Take a break to nerd out on book arrangement (Lit Hub).
In Matria, Alexandra Lytton Regalado ‘writes through Carolyn Forché’s “The Colonel,” broadening the scope of the original’ (Best American Poetry).
NaNoWriMo successcritique, and tools (Read it Forward, Submittable, Bustle).
A great prompts resource (Poets & Writers).
Art examining immigration (Smithsonian Institute).
Constantly checking personal submission statuses? Who isn’t? V2 of Submittable’s mobile app is here for all of us (Submittable).

Some Opportunities:

The McNeese Review welcomes short fiction, poetry, literary nonfiction, interviews, and original art and photos for online and print opportunities.
Memoir Magazine aims to highlight true stories told through words, sights, and sounds.
For its Time Machines exhibit, Worcester State University is soliciting work by artists in any media that reflects any aspect of time: personal, historical, cosmological, past and future, real and imagined.
The Chicago Park District is seeking proposals from Chicago-based organizations, collectives, and individual artists to participate in the 2018 Night Out in the Parks initiative.
Jaggery is an arts and literature journal connecting South Asian diasporic writers and homeland writers; they also welcome non-South Asians with a deep and thoughtful connection to South Asian countries.
Canada’s Artspace seeks work from emerging, mid-career, and senior artists.
For its online journalTypishly seeks poems, short stories, and responses to three creative challenges.
The Bronx Council on the Arts has a number of grant opportunities for Bronx-based individual artists, collectives, and nonprofit organizations.
With the aim of recognizing, stimulating, and disseminating artistic creation on the US-Mexico border, the El Paso Museum of Art is seeking work for the ‘Transborder Biennial 2018 / Bienal Transfronteriza 2018.’
Sonora Review is seeking works of flash prose, and responses to its themed call, ‘Frenzy.’
For an upcoming anthology, ‘Broken Metropolis: Queer Tales of a City That Never Was,’ Mason Jar Press is calling for short stories and flash.
The Florida Review has current print and online calls for prose, poetry, graphic narratives, digital stories, and more.
For its Publisher’s Long Story PrizeTwelve Winters Press is seeking stories between 8,000 and 22,000 words.
Tiferet, a journal whose mission is to foster peace through literature and art, is considering fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, and photography.
The editors at Tupelo Press are excited to review submissions for an anthology of contemporary Indigenous poetry.
The Evansville Review’s William Barnstone Translation Prize will award $1,000 for a translated poem.
OSU’s Spring Creek Project is accepting applications for its Shotpouch Collaborative Retreat and Andrews Forest Writers’ Residencies.
The Oxford American seeks works of fiction from emerging writers for its 100th issue. They are eager to feature a writer whose fiction has not yet been published in a print publication with a circulation over 5,000 copies.
Soros Justice Fellowships, from Open Society Foundations, fund outstanding individuals to undertake projects that advance reform, spur debate, and catalyze change on a range of issues facing the U.S. criminal justice system.
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Rachel Mindell

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