Submishmash Weekly: ‘Manic yet mannered’


Publishing & Journalism:

Befriend, defend, and other tips for writing more in 2018 (Bustle).
Lit love: Saeed Jones and Isaac Fitzgerald (INTO).
‘That a New York poet—one rooted in the heat of urban life—doubles as a poet of the American West makes sense, given Pico’s unique biography’ (High Country News).
Magritte, Toklas, Churchill, Toomer, Guevara… anticipating 2018 additions to the public domain (PDR).
Explosive, interactive data on homelessness in America (The Guardian).
‘It is as close to algorithmic delight as one can get. And the reason is not the algorithm but the stories behind the components of the playlist’ (OM).
Writers: look back gently and look ahead SMART (Brevity).
‘The Tea Cupness of Tea Cups’ is one of many prompts by Rachel Lyons (Tiny Letter).
Teenagers and dystopia fiction (NPR).
Ten artists from Seeing Her Ghosts talk creativity and mental health (Lenny).
Do you write about filmmaking? Do you want to? Be in touch (Submittable).

Some Opportunities:

Sun Valley Film Festival is currently reviewing submissions in several categories, including screenplays, TV pilots, features, short films, music videos, and more.
Leah Ryan’s Fund for Emerging Women Writers offers the FEWW Prize to emerging playwrights.
Four winners of the Discovery/Boston Review Joan Leiman Jacobson Poetry Prizes will receive a reading at 92Y, publication in Boston Review, a two-night residency at the ACE Hotel, and $500 each.
Kundiman sponsors an annual five-day retreat at Fordham University in which nationally renowned Asian American poets and writers conduct Master Classes and manuscript consultations with fellows.
Applications for works 5-15 minutes in length from all genres of dance are being accepted for the 4th annual Barnstorm Dance Fest, presented by Dance Source Houston.
Yemassee has current prize competitions for chapbooks, poetry, and fiction.
Radiant Health Magazine, a bi-annual print and digital magazine dedicated to the African woman and her journey to wellness, is accepting submissions for articles, editorials, photography, and artwork for both web and magazine publication.
Brick Road Poetry Press press seeks book-length poetry manuscripts.
The 3rd Annual En Foco Photography Fellowship is designed to support photographers of color who demonstrate the highest quality of work as determined by a photography panel of peers and industry professionals.
Middle West Press, in partnership with Military Writers Guild, seeks 750- to 2,000-word personal, creative, craft, and/or research essays for a forthcoming anthology.
Winners of the 10th Annual Nâzım Hikmet Poetry Competition will receive a $100 award and an invitation to read at the Nâzım Hikmet Poetry Festival.
FLARE: The Flagler Review accepts both the traditional and experimental in the poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama, and screenplay genres.
Illinois State University’s publication Obsidian supports the contemporary poetry, fiction, drama/performance, visual and media art of Africans globally.
‘Kindred: Making Space in Space’ is an exhibition organized by Olivia A. Cole, taking place in downtown Louisville, Kentucky in March 2018, featuring art by girls and young women that imagines the worlds beyond our world.
Judged by Chinelo Okparanta, the 2018 Permafrost Book Prize in Fictionawards $1,000 and publication through University of Alaska Press.
The Joan Swift Memorial Prize offers $500 and publication in Poetry Northwest for a poem or set of poems by a woman over age 65 now living and writing in the Pacific NW.
Talking Writing publishes pieces of various lengths and styles in several categories.
Spaceworks is accepting applicants for Squad, a leadership network bringing the Spaceworks community closer together to cultivate inclusive, member-led working environments for creatives and makers.
National Parks Arts Foundation is accepting Workshops Instructor Applications, as well as artist in resident applicants for a number of opportunities.
Come work with us in Missoula. Submittable has a number of open positions.

What We’re Reading:

Product Manager Bracha Tenenbaum is reading Substitute: Going to School with a Thousand Kids by Nicholson Baker.
What actually goes on in the classroom? Find out with author Nicholson Baker, who becomes a substitute teacher at his local public schools and writes about his experiences. Follow Baker through days of boredom, enlightenment, and humor as he struggles to educate and connect with his students. Both insightful and witty, this book will influence your perception of our education system and the students that participate in it.

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: