Submishmash Weekly: ‘Likes to look at cows and rocks’


Publishing & Journalism:

Beauty in bowling, thanks to Robert Götzfried (Colossal).
Reading lists: for Indigenous Peoples’ Day and the final week of Hispanic Heritage Month (The Booklist Reader, NBC).
Haunting by font, and font’s defense (SNL, EW).
A cow, some sherry, and sunrise: peculiar writing habits that paid off (The Mission via Medium).
Leilah Day and Hana Baba of The Stoop (PRI).
Sesame Street helps treat trauma with online program (Vox).
‘90 years on, this once-celebrated book…is rarely mentioned in discussions of racial and ethnic diversity in books for kids (The Atlantic).’
An interview with Carmen Maria Machado (Jezebel).
‘The Nobel is also casting off its elitist reputation (New Republic).’
Where are we at with gender parity in comics (huck)?
From us: for your writing and your respite (Submittable Blog).

Some Opportunities:

To celebrate Twitter’s latest, Electric Lit is hosting a 280-character Story Contest called ‘Double Up.’
Lunch Ticket seeks work for Issue 12 in the following genres: creative nonfiction, fiction, flash prose, poetry, translation, visual art, and young adult.
The Tulsa Artists’ Coalition is now accepting artist submissions and proposals for the TAC Gallery’s 2018-19 season.
A3 Review, the arts magazine that folds like a map, is seeking flash fiction, poetry, and art on the theme of ‘Betrayal.’
For ‘Worlds Among Us,’ the UK’s Wysing Arts Centre invites proposals for projects that seek to use new technologies to look again at the worlds we do not see.
Texas Review Press is hosting a Novella Prize and also seeking poetry, fiction, and nonfiction from graduate students for The Gordian Review.
In January, the New Orleans Writers’ Residency will offer a small group of writers a four week writing retreat in a restored 19th-century shotgun-double apartment.
The London Magazine is looking for unpublished short stories, maximum 2,500 words, from writers across the world for its Short Story Competition.
For its seventh print issueMetonym is seeking poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, photography, and art about the human experience.
Thoughtful Dog publishes literary fiction and nonfiction.
The Gomma Photography Grant is tailored to fund and support photographers, both emerging and established, working in various genres.
First prize in each category for the Woven Tale Press Art and Literary Competitions will receive a one-week creative retreat in the Hamptons of Long Island, NY.
Tahoma Literary Review seeks flash, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for an upcoming issue. They also offer feedback and critique services.
Arcturus is accepting fiction and poetry for its fall writing contests.
The Graywolf Press Africa Prize, to be awarded for a first novel manuscript by an African author primarily residing in Africa, will include a $12,000 advance and publication.
This year’s Kore Memoir Contest will be judged by Cheryl Strayed.
Superstition Review seeks art, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for its online journal.
The winner of the 2017 Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award from Red Hen Press will receive $3,000, publication, and a four-week PLAYA Residency.
Carina Press is accepting Freelance Developmental/Content Editor applications.
Submittable is seeking Marketing Interns.

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: