Submishmash Weekly: ‘The Beastie Boys is an abstract thing’


Publishing & Journalism:

Reading recommendations from foreign ambassadors (Condé Nast Traveler).
Interviews with Terese Marie Mailhot, by way of print and podcast (Guernica, Between The Covers).
Onionization, social media, and the digital humor market (The Ringer).
‘Residencies are among the latest wave of alternative methods that galleries are testing out to give their programs more dynamism’ (Artsy).
On accessibility: a report from AWP and tips for poetry event organizers (VIDA).
Women: astronomy’s earliest computers (Smithsonian).
Catching up with Mike D, ‘pretty phobic about being an adult, even downright scared’ (Vulture).
Notable California cults (Refinery29).
Acknowledge reader/writer gaps. Make your own gaps (Aeon, The Deletionist).
Are you using Submittable for a creative call? We can help (Submittable).

Some Opportunities:

The judges for Redivider’s Beacon Street Prizes are Khadijah Queen (poetry), Adam Johnson (fiction), and Hanif Abdurraqib (nonfiction).
Leaping Clear publishes work from artists with a dedicated meditative or contemplative practice. Editors are particularly interested in essays, fiction, hybrid writing, music, and video.
The residency program at the Clay Studio of Missoula is designed to encourage the creative, intellectual, and personal growth of emerging and established visual artists.
Muse/A is a paying market seeking poetry & lyric essays.
The National Book Critics Circle seeks applications for the its next Emerging Critics Fellowship. The fellowship aims to identify, nurture, and support the development of the next generation of book critics.
For BellRock 2018, Hospitalfield seeks applications screenwriters and filmmakers living in Scotland.
Lazuli Literary accepts both previously published and unpublished works for its writing contests. Editors are not concerned with genre distinctions—just send the best you have.
[PANK] is currently open for full-length, chapbook, and tip jar submissions.
Judged by Kaveh Akbar, the Real Good Poem Prize from Rabbit Catastrophe Press will award $1,000 for the winning poem, plus 25 original limited edition broadsides and publication.
Knockdown Center in Queens is accepting artist proposals.
Beecher’s Magazine is hosting contests in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
The Pen Parentis Writing Fellowship for New Parents is an annual opportunity for a writer with at least one very young child.
Kimiko Han will judge the 2018 Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry, awarded by The University of Utah Press and The University of Utah Department of English.
The National Parks Arts Foundation has expanded its Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park residencies to accommodate families, couples, single artists, and artist troupes and collectives.
The 8th annual Bread Loaf in Sicily Conference is an intensive seven-day writers’ conference held in Erice, an ancient, hilltop town on the western coast of Sicily.
The American Literary Translators Association has several open award, prize, and fellowship opportunities.
Los Angeles Review accepts poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and translation for online and print publication year-round.
For its access-themed residency open callEyebeam seeks applications that consider how art and technology can challenge dominant notions of access and how together we can shape a more equitable future. A stipend of up to $25,000 is offered to all residents.
California College of the Arts has open assistant professorships in Architecture, Design, and Critical Studies.
Hub City Press is seeking a Marketing & Outreach Manager, as well as Summer Publishing Interns.
The Center for Book Arts offers summer internships.

What We’re Listening To:

Tune in: the Submishmash Weekly playlist on Spotify gets updated every Tuesday.
Enjoy 50 specially-selected tracks, from artists like Thundercat, Tiny Ruins, MF DOOM, Saba, Saweetie, Link Wray, and more.

What We’re Reading:

Product Manager Bracha Tenenbaum is reading ‘The Swerve: How the World Became Modern,’ by Stephen Greenblatt.
Learn about the discovery of the last surviving poem, ‘On the Nature of Things,’ by Lucretius―which, when discovered, talked about the most dangerous ideas: that religion is not necessary to live a good life, that the pursuit of pleasure alone is not sinful, and that the world is made up of tiny particles always in motion. These ideas, almost entirely lost to us, ignited the Renaissance and ultimately shaped the world we live in today.

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: