Submishmash Weekly: ‘Magnificently in a fancy casserole dish’


Publishing & Creative News

Write horror, with advice from eleven terror-specialists (Bustle).

Seven examples of ‘how zines can help break down the stigma surrounding mental health’ (Artsy).

The José Olivarez chat-transcript (The Rumpus).

Beginnings of this century’s most important books list, with dissent (Vulture).

‘We have misfiled the significance of drawing because we see it as a professional skill instead of a personal capacity’ (Quartzy).

Spotlight on a 2018 J. Paul Getty Medal recipient: Thelma Golden, Director of Harlem’s Studio Museum (Los Angeles Times).

A View from the Window, inside California School for the Deaf (Aeon).

How Wattpad gives literary agents a run for that fiction money (Forbes).

Maori revitalization is also part of a broader renaissance for indigenous cultures globally’ (New York Times).

From wrestling to writing, from code to creative prompts (Submittable).

Some Opportunities

Anastamos seeks diverse interdisciplinary fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, and academic work for its fourth issue, Tangible.

CENTER’s annual Review Santa Fe Photo Festival hosts over 1,000 one-on-one portfolio reviews with curators, editors, publishers, and international festival directors.

For The Climax: An Arts and Literary ContestFrom Whispers to Roars seeks poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art/photography.

Elsewhere Studios is offering residencies for parent artists.

The Equestrian Voices Creative Writing Contest, sponsored by The Plaid Horse, promotes literary prose involving horses and the equestrian experience.

Columbia Journal seeks poetry, nonfiction, fiction, and art for its print and online editions.

Conduit Books & Ephemera is hosting two poetry contests: the Marystina Santiestevan First Book Prize & the Minds on Fire Open Book Prize. The winning poet of each prize will receive $1,000 and 25 author copies.

Missoula’s Big Sky Film Festival seeks DocShop proposals, for which the 2019 theme is Documentary Filmmaking in the Age of Information.

Typishly, an online literary journal, is always seeking poems, short stories, and responses to creative challenges. Emerging writers welcome.

Underground Art & Literary Journal seeks undergraduate poetry, prose, and art from all over.

Art Omi is accepting residency applications for architecture, art, and writing.

For its New Writer AwardsSequestrum seeks fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. $500+ in prizes and publication will be awarded to writers who have yet to publish a book-length manuscript.

The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival is hosting a writing contest for one-act plays, poetry, fiction, and very short fiction.

For its upcoming Silence & Power issueHunger Mountain is seeking fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and young adult/children’s writing.

Antenna in New Orleans has a number of open calls for visual artists and writers.

The inaugural Joe Bolton Poetry Award from Twyckenham Notes will award $400 and publication for a single poem or small group of poems.

Artadia is accepting applications for the 2018 Atlanta Awards from all visual artists who have lived and worked within the greater Atlanta area for a minimum of two years.

For Print Issue 48.1phoebe seeks poetry, nonfiction, and visual art.

The New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation Artist in Residency Program supports emerging and mid-career artists and curators working across all disciplines through three and six-month residencies.

Interns sought by The Nation and Cambridge Writers Workshop.

What We’re Listening To

On this week’s Submishmash Weekly playlist:

We say farewell to Richard Swift, a most beautiful soul, spinning webs of percussion with Allysha Joy, Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker with an Etch a Sketch of dark folk, and more.

Follow Submittable’s Spotify for more great music selections.

What We’re Reading

Content Manager Rachel Mindell is reading Junk, by Tommy Pico.

Tommy Pico is incandescent; this book-length poem in couplets with no periods at all accumulates like kindling to light a brain up and burn a heart down. Junk is a feast of images, a fest with language, a contemporary and contemplative queer catalogue of the stuff that makes (unmakes, remakes) lives. So far, it’s made me laugh in public, tear up, take notes, get hungry, get angry, and regret less. There is nothing like this book and no one like this poet. End stop.

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: