Submishmash Weekly: ‘What is cool and what is hot’


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Publishing & Creative News

16 Amabies, plus the oldest known woodblock print (Print).

The best listening for learning to see and shoot (Format).

“There may be no other piece of clothing that has had a trajectory like face masks” (Washington Post).

All hail the Pulitzer list (The Pulitzer Prizes).

Is that your phone or your binky, baby face (Fast Company)?

It’s poetry time again: “Moments of need are also moments of joy” (Vanity Fair).

Harry Potter reads Harry Potter in your home (Vulture).

“Is it morally wrong to order delivery and put workers in that position, or is ordering delivery a good thing?” (The Atlantic).

Good call, Black Mirror (Gizmodo).

Discover ungated, markets for LGBTQ+ writers, and COVID-19 relief for live music crews (Submittable).

Some Opportunities

For the Gournay PrizeMad Creek Books will select one collection of essays to receive $1000 and publication.

National Parks Arts Foundation is accepting applications for 20 artist residency programs.

5×5 is an online literary magazine that publishes poetry and prose of no more than 500 words.

Join the #ArtisEssential project and tell Critical Read in a 300-word personal essay about a particular work of art—be it a work of visual art, performing art, or literature—you are turning to in these uncertain times.

Airlie Press is calling for videos of poets sharing their own work.

Submittable is continually updating this list of creative calls related to COVID-19.

Based in Lower Manhattan, the Artists Alliance LES Studio Program provides free three and six-month residencies to under-represented, emerging, and mid-career artists.

This month’s A3 Review contest theme is the human and post-human. Be a mensch and send art, flash fiction, and poetry.

ZYZZYVA is accepting applications for its fiction workshop with Ingrid Rojas Contreras.

For the 2020 GLAS Animation grant cycle, two $2500 grants will be awarded to individual filmmakers living and working in the United States.

Granta is accepting poetry, fiction, and nonfiction from new and emerging writers.

The SmokeLong Quarterly Award for Flash Fiction offers a grand prize of $2000 with monetary awards for all finalists. Word limit: 1000.

Eyebeam’s Rapid Response for A Better Digital Future is a grant fund intended to support projects that are responsive and potentially groundbreaking in building a better digital world.

ArabLit Quarterly’s Summer 2020 issue will focus on “Crime.” Send translated work only, including stories, poetry, playtexts, and comix.

For its 2020 Fiction Prize judged by Jenny Zhang, Cosmonauts Avenue seeks unpublished stories of up to 4,000 words.

Good Works Review is seeking poetry, short fiction, literary essays, and black-and-white artwork for print publication.

Artist Relief is accepting applications for its second cycle of COVID-19 relief grants.

Trio House is considering book-length poetry collections for its Trio Award and Louise Bogan Award.

Ragdale is accepting applications for residencies and fellowships in 2021.

The theme for this month’s London Photo Festival photography competition is “Shades of Green.”

[PANK] has open calls for little books, big books, tip jar submissions, blog content, and more.

Submittable is hiring for a Director of Demand Generation to join our Montana-based team.

What We’re Into

podcast image Sales Engineer Amelia Lyon is loving the podcast series Home Cooking.

This podcast with Samin Nosrat (author of Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat) is all about what she and her friends and listeners are cooking while sheltered in place. Samin’s voice is pure joy! This show has been a real bright spot for me over the past six weeks.