Submishmash Weekly: ‘Lots of tail-wagging and howling’


Publishing & Journalism:

‘M.L. could see that now was an excellent moment in history to move a nation beyond itself’ (Lit Hub).
A NY gallery for artists sixty and older (NPR).
Close-reading the Statue of Liberty’s poetry (The Atlantic).
Writing advice from Jesmyn Ward (PBS).
Thirteen designers welcome the (year of the) dog, insect-sniffing protector of the arts. (Spoon & Tamago, artnet).
Diverse comics: ‘A bold and largely unprecedented experiment for a notoriously innovation-averse industry’ (Vulture).
Garlic, lemon, roses, root beer, leather, and more, from a scented catalogue (Boing Boing).
Examining sonnet ala box (Kenyon Review).
‘Final gift from a master:’ Posthumous Denis Johnson (BOMB).
Alternative response templates for editors and 15 film-related opportunities (Submittable).

Some Opportunities:

Typishly seeks poems, short stories, and responses to three creative challenges for its online journal.
The Studio Grant is a residency for artists to create new work in any Women’s Studio Workshop discipline: intaglio, letterpress, papermaking, screenprinting, photography, or ceramics.
The Poetry Box seeks work for ‘In the News,’ a forthcoming issue of The Poeming Pigeon.
Arts & Letters seeks both formal and experimental fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and flash.
Fiction, memoir, and poetry are being considered by Wordrunner eChapbooks for a spring 2018 echapbook anthology.
Disquiet International Literary Program has several current opportunities: The Disquiet Prize, the Luso-American Fellowships, and a Creative Writing Residency in the Azores.
New England artists are sought for ‘Rebirth’ Worcester Windows Spring 2018 exhibit, put on by the Worcester Cultural Coalition.
2Elizabeths is hosting a Special Writing Contest for short fiction and poetry.
The 2nd Annual WaterSedge Poetry Chapbook Contest sponsored by Writer’s Relief awards $500 and publication.
Sinister Wisdom seeks fiction, essays, poetry, and visual art for its upcoming theme issue, ‘Lesbian Learning.’
The Passed Note, a journal comprised of literature for teens by adults, is seeking poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction for its 8th issue.
Judges for So To Speak’s Spring Contest are Eileen Myles (poetry), Sandy Lowe (fiction), Jessica Kallista (visual art), and Anna March (nonfiction).
For an upcoming edition, The Brushfire Literature & Arts Journal is seeking poetry, prose, fiction, screenplays, creative nonfiction, video, visual art, and more.
Barrelhouse is currently accepting nonfiction books, reviews, comics, and applications from emerging literary organizations for the 2018 Barrelhouse Amplifier.
CRAFT is an online publication celebrating both emerging and established writers of fiction.
An affiliate of The Blueshift Journal, The Speakeasy Project seeks applicants for an all-ages Spring Poetry Workshop.
CutBank is open for general submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, as well as annual prizes and a chapbook contest.
Chamber Music America’s New Jazz Works program provides grants to U.S. jazz ensembles to create, perform, and if desired, record new works.
New York’s Blue Mountain Center seeks enthusiastic and self-motivated individuals for internships.
Literary leads: Directorship opportunities with the Montana Book Festival and the University of Arizona Poetry Center.

What We’re Reading:

Cory Davis, of Enterprise Sales, is reading Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman.
A fascinating exploration of how intuitive thought and rational thought work together (and sometimes against each other) when humans make decisions. Through a series of experiments, Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman demonstrates why self-knowledge might be overrated, and educates about what we can do to arrive at more accurate conclusions.

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: