Submishmash Weekly: ‘To be human and alive’


Publishing & Journalism:

Rosebud Ben-Oni’s ‘Mix Tape 3: Thankfulness as Wakefulness’ (Kenyon Review).
‘Then I moved to Arizona and I went to school and learned how to write for white people.’ Aisha Sabatini Sloan, with four writers in response. (LitHub).
Typewriter artists in tune with a movement, ‘meticulous, systematic, almost mathematical’ (AIGA).
podcast addressing the mysterious disappearance of two writers in the 1930s (Futility Closet).
In conversation with Vandana Singh, physicist and fiction writer (LARB).
One Leaf’ offers Brevity in Chinese (Brevity).
An intimate look at Hart Crane’s ‘Bridge’ (The New York Review of Books).
On May Wilson, whose ‘her singular, acerbic vision of woman-as-object seems especially relevant’ (Artsy).
New on the blog: ‘Keep Pitching‘ (Submittable).

Some Opportunities:

Crosstown Arts in Memphis, Tennessee, offers residencies for visiting and Memphis-based visual and performing artists working in any creative discipline, as well as musicians, filmmakers, and writers in all genres.
The 2018 Jeff Marks Memorial Poetry Prize, offered by December, will award a $1500 first prize and publication.
Miscellany is dedicated to providing a competitive venue for emerging undergraduate writers to send their work for publication.
Portland’s SPACE Gallery is seeking proposals for performance/dance works as part of its newly established ‘Moving in SPACE’ works-in-progress series.
Sequestrum publishes short fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual arts on a rolling basis. Editors are currently reading for Issue 14.
Hippocampus is seeking proposals for HippoCamp 2018, a conference for creative nonfiction writers.
First prize for Public Poetry’s ‘Power‘ Contest is $1000, with an invitation to give a public reading. The top twenty-five entries will be published online.
Starbooks seeks dog rescue stories for ‘Power of the Paw.’
Wanderlust is dedicated to travelogues, trip reports, photographs and nonfiction essays taken from unique experiences on the road.
The Hurston/Wright Foundation Legacy Awards are open to Black writers in America, and across the globe, in the following full-length book categories: debut fiction, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, as well as collections of short stories, and collections of essays by one author.
Exposition Review is seeking fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and scripts for stage and screen, as well as visual art and comics, for ‘Vol. III: Orbit.’
Il Penguino seeks short stories written by unpublished writers for its inaugural publication.
For artists living in Puerto Rico, or displaced from Puerto Rico by the storm, Assets for Artists is offering a free residency of up to 6 weeks, with additional assistance for travel costs and meals.
Whiting Literary Magazine Prizes will award a total of $120,000 to three non-profit literary magazines in support of their work.
Freeze Frame Fiction is seeking flash fiction of 1,000 words or less for ‘q15.’
This year’s Fourth River Folio Contest, for a prose piece between 20-25 pages, will be judged by Ira Sukrungruang.
Territory is seeking work for all three of their 2018 issues—’Alternate Earths’, ‘Love’, and ‘Journeys’.
Treefort 2018 is considering submissions in several categories, including music, films, yoga, and art.
The manuscript selected by the Center for Book Arts for its annual Poetry Chapbook Program will be awarded with the publication of a beautifully designed, letterpress-printed, limited-edition chapbook.
Socrates Sculpture Park seeks proposals for its Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF), awarding 15 artists the opportunity to produce and exhibit sculpture and installation in the Park.
Oyster River Pages is seeking four interns for their next issue (due August 2018), one for each respective genre (poetry, creative non-fiction, fiction, visual art).

Rachel Mindell

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