Submishmash Weekly: ‘Very Quiet, Very Rainy, Very Rich’


Publishing & Journalism:

Flannery O’Connor, kicking at the brick wall (The Atlantic).
A close look at bilingual MFAs (New York Times).
Inspiration for Star Wars costume design (PRI).
A dreamy library in Tianjin, China (PetaPixel).
‘In what world is it the job of writers, historians, intellectuals…et cetera, et cetera, to strengthen the resolve of the nation?’ A conversation with Ta-nehisi Coates (Slate).
Tired of everything being so ‘very’ this or that (Lifehacker)?
Women stitching up NASA: ‘Lien suggested folding the edge of the material and sewing it like a hem’ (BBC).
The memory benefits of musical practice (Pacific Standard).
Degrees of grey in Cezanne’s studio (The Paris Review).
Advice from Michael A. McCoy for budding protest photographers (Huck).

Some Opportunities:

The Laurel Review is seeking translations of English-language works into Spanish, and Spanish-language works into English.
In 2018, The Forge will award two Fellowships: one to a writer of color and one to a writer over fifty years of age.
The Project Space, a NY gallery workspace from the Visual Studies Workshop for artists working in photography, visual books, and moving images, is accepting residency applications.
The winner of the YellowJacket Press Annual Chapbook Contest for Florida Poets will receive $200, 30 copies of the book, and an invitation to read at AWP 2018.
Hot Metal Bridge seeks fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art for an upcoming issue.
Northern California Writers’ Retreat is accepting fiction applicants for two sessions in 2018.
Each year, Washington’s Museum of Glass invites artists to apply for a Visiting Artist Residency.
Tupelo Quarterly has a number of current opportunities, including a collaborative submissions call, and open competitions for poetry and prose.
The Waywiser Press is accepting submissions of poetry manuscripts for the thirteenth annual Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize.
For its SCINTILLATING STARTS Contest, Writer Advice seeks a small section of a first chapter from an unpublished book of fiction, memoir, or creative nonfiction.
The Sarah Lawrence College International Audio Fiction Awards offer winners $4000 in cash prizes.
Indolent Books is seeking poems for its HIV Here & Now online feature. Poets living with HIV are strongly encouraged to submit.
The Film Con Challenge from Film Consortium San Diego is a timed competition bringing together some of San Diego’s greatest storytellers in the production of short films.
Hawai’i Review seeks work for its themed poetry call: ‘Hispanics and Latinos…there is a difference…!’
Short stories between 500 words and 1500 words, set at a real location in New York City, are sought for the Literary Manhattan ‘Geo-Lit’ Writing Contest.
Minerva Rising seeks poetry and prose from women for its journal and contests.
Rigoberto González will judge Rose Metal Press’ 12th Annual Short Short Chapbook Contest for fiction.
Australia’s Spineless Wonders seeks work for a ‘Year of the Dog‘-themed Little Fictions event planned for 2018.
The Ayn Rand Institute offers seasonal internships.
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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: