Submishmash Weekly: ‘Lurking amid the hotel-lobby ferns’


Publishing & Journalism:

2018 according to 1968, replete with bittersweet fruit (New Yorker).
‘An opportunity for a native student to walk into a theatre and see somebody that looks like them on the big screen (Calgary Herald).’
Magic from the moon, in color (BOOOOOOOM).
Soft-skills in high-tech: surprising lessons from Google (The Washington Post).
A video interview and reading with Chen Chen (Poets & Writers).
A painter painting (and succeeding) without traditional support (Bloomberg).
A visual testament to oshi palav’s power (BBC).
Want to join David Bowie’s son on a book tribute marathon (Open Culture)?
‘I am acutely aware of my role as a gatekeeper within the literary community.’ 2017 in review from Marisa Siegel (The Rumpus).
Creative prompts, through a photographic lens (Submittable).

Some Opportunities:

Submittable will award two Eliza So Fellowships in 2018 for a book-in-progress: one to a US Immigrant Writer and one to a Montana Indigenous Writer.
Thin Line Photo is a competitive, international photography event that forms part of Thin Line Festival’s annual celebration in Denton, TX.
Ecotone, the literary magazine dedicated to reimagining place, welcomes work from a wide range of voices.
The winner of the Colorado Prize for Poetry will receive a $2,000 honorarium and publication by the Center for Literary Publishing.
Oak Park Art League is hosting a National Juried Exhibition for Album Cover Art.
New American Press is seeking contributions for its ‘New Stories from the Midwest’ feature, as well as manuscripts for the New American Poetry Prize.
For its writing contestLazuli Literary Group will consider both previously published and unpublished works in any genre.
Akrai offers residencies in Sicily to international creative professionals—artists, chefs, dancers, filmmakers, musicians, poets, and writers.
Union Street Gallery is looking for works that highlight the use of pen and ink in the creation of representational and non-representational works of art.
For its Flash Hero contestThe Molotov Cocktail seeks offbeat flash fiction that defies expectations and takes unusual angles.
Wells College Press invites submissions to its annual Poetry Chapbook Contest.
The Masters Review Winter Short Story Award For New Writers grants the winner $3,000, publication, and literary agency review.
WomenArts Quarterly seeks stories, poetry, art, essays, and more from women creators.
For its Art in Public Life residencyArtCenter/South Florida is seeking candidates who can connect their artistic practice to other fields of knowledge, like architecture, science, public policy, and urban planning, in order to create new models for public action.
Digging Through The Fat is curating a listing of visual artists to follow on Instagram.
Founded in 1946, Chicago Review publishes a range of contemporary poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.
Serendipity specializes in poetry, prose, and art by lesbian writers and artists of color.
Newfound releases two online issues and one print issue per year containing fiction, flash, creative nonfiction, poetry, translation, and visual arts.
Faculty from both The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and schools around the globe are encouraged to submit course proposals to teach at Ox-Bow for the summer and winter.
Minnesota’s COMPAS is looking for new artists to add to its roster of professional Teaching Artists.

What We’re Reading:

CX Success Engineer Genevieve Crow just finished Don’t Shoot The Dog! The New Art of Teaching and Training by Karen Pryor.
This book is a concise guide to using positive reinforcement to shape animal – and human – behavior. I stumbled across it as a dog owner struggling with some of my pup’s less charming habits. (The dog actually ate my first copy of the book.) Pryor is one of the founders of “clicker training,” an animal training method that uses a small metal noisemaker to mark desired behaviors. In addition to practical dog training tips, this title offers a lot of interesting, and often entertaining, insights into how we teach and learn more generally.

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: