Submishmash Weekly: ‘The ability for systems to adapt creatively’


Publishing & Journalism:

Books From Birth is boosting baby brains (NPR).
‘One of the most unusual collaborations between scribe and painter in the history of manuscript illumination’ (Public Domain Review).
Twitter’s TabloidArtHistory aligns classical with pop cultural (W Magazine).
Verse, essays, books, and a lesson plan for Native American Heritage Month(
‘If writing songs instead of laws feels frivolous, remember that songs typically last longer than laws…’ (JOI ITO).
Writers talk promotion in Trump-times (Literary Hub).
Examining emojis, ‘a global lexicon that is being built, methodically and intentionally, before our eyes’ (The Atlantic).
A U.S. map of most-read books (Vox).
A lot to unpack: On revisiting ‘When Someone You Know Is Gay’ (The Paris Review).
Poetry prescriptions to heal us (BBC).
Creative prompts and e-book quandaries (Submittable Blog).

Some Opportunities:

Submit your short film to AT&T for a chance to win up to $50K in prizes.
Bright Sleep Magazine is seeking poetry, fiction, photography, art, and hybrid work for its next digital issue.
For an upcoming edition of Novel GazingElectric Literature wants to know about the book behind your feminist awakening.
The Asian American Writers’ Workshop is calling for creative work and fellowship applicants.
Cream City Review seeks to publish memorable and energetic fiction, nonfiction, poetry, hybrid texts, and artwork from a broad range of creators with diverse, unique backgrounds.
For the Gas Station PrizeThin Air Magazine’s inaugural hybrid contest, editors are seeking hybridity in form, content, and/or style.
The Carve Magazine Prose & Poetry Contest seeks the best fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from writers all over the world.
MTA Arts & Design is calling for images to consider for a new MTA installation at the Astoria Blvd station on the Astoria line in Queens.
Utah writers are invited to send work about air pollution to Torrey House Press for Breathing Stories.
Cultural Weekly is accepting applicants for Round Two of the Dare to Dance in Public Film Festival.
The PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers recognizes twelve emerging fiction writers each year.
Union Street Gallery is looking for artwork that depicts the scene, person, item, emotion, or essence of ‘recollection.’
Send a play or monologue to MonologueBank to be considered for inclusion in their audition material collection.
Gathering Storm Magazine has a number of uniquely themed writing submission opportunities.
New creature designs sought by Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal.
Boston’s Kingston Gallery seeks new work for an exhibition entitled ‘Gray Area.’
Every Day Fiction is calling for very short (flash) fiction, of up to 1000 words—there’s no such thing as too short.
Projector Magazine seeks poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art for its first issue.
Interns sought by Sarabande Books and Nowhere.
Zoetic Press is accepting applications from potential Editors.

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: