Submishmash Weekly: ‘Exclamation points and rhymes’


Publishing & Journalism:

Raging against the systems: Daniel Peña on James Baldwin and climate change (Ploughshares via LitHub).
“…know you are wondrous,  / A child of crescent moons, / a builder of mosques, / a descendant of brilliance, / an ancestor in training…” (Good).
A recording of Joy Harjo playing sax, being a poet, and talking incomplete jazz history (UA Poetry Center Blog).
The formidable life of Dr. James Barry—and her revelatory death (Open Culture).
From the first Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week: ‘It helps show that we’re still here, we’re alive. We don’t live in museums. We’re everyday people (PRI).’
Where’s the love you ask? Here’s some love (New York Times).
Just stop it: the personal essay isn’t dead and neither is poetry (The Walrus, @eveewing).
Also, ‘In 1918, a few lines by a Hungarian desk clerk spurred a revolution that helped end the Great War (Narratively).’
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Some Opportunities:

Sequestrum is accepting fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for its New Writer Awards.
For their nonfiction call, The Spectacle seeks memoir, personal essay, literary journalism, and flash nonfiction.
The Laurel Review is a biannual print magazine seeking poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, script, review, and those that blur the lines between genres.
The Jake Adam York Prize is a collaboration between Copper Nickel and Milkweed Editions for a first or second poetry collection.
CONDER/dance is accepting applications in four categories for Breaking Ground 2018 Contemporary Dance and Film Festival.
The PEN/Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellowship is offered annually to an author of children’s or young-adult fiction.
For its Science IssuePuerto Del Sol invites interdisciplinary cross-pollination from the sciences, soft and hard, in the form of poetry or prose.
The Arkansas International Emerging Writer’s Prize ($1000 plus publication) is open to fiction from writers who haven’t yet published a book-length manuscript. This year’s judge is ZZ Packer.
Washington Square Review, a journal of new fiction, poetry, translations, and interviews, is published biannually.
For the ‘Hope for the Holidays’ juried exhibition, Monmouth Museum seeks visual arts applications in all media (drawing, print, painting, mixed media work, photography, sculpture, video, etc.).
The Lifted Brow has an Australia-based opening for a Fiction Editor.
The Art League seeks digital entries from members for their upcoming ‘Doubt’ exhibit.
Rattle has a number of open and ongoing opportunities, including special calls for immigrant poets and athlete poets.
The winner of the Miami University Novella Prize will recieve $750, a standard contract, publication, and 10 copies of the book.
Ox-Bow is seeking a full-time Development Director.
ART OMI’s residencies are open to artists from all over the world who have been professionally active for at least the past 3 years in visual arts, sound art, performance, and/or social practice.
Proposal for spring 2018 adult classes are now being accepted by Loft Literary.
PANK is looking for chapbooks that won’t quit. They want to see everything, including poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and hybrid work.
For more than three decades The Nation Institute, in conjunction with The Nation magazine, has provided an internship program for early-career journalists.
Writers who have not yet contracted to publish a book are invited to apply for a Public Space Fellowship.

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: