Submishmash Weekly: ‘You are reading this’


Publishing & Creative News

The ultimate atlas for your feather brain (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service).

Analysis we all need: hope quotes charted and The Simpsons as Nostradamus in a graph (Flowing Data, Fast Company).

“We did not gather to discuss the literature of Japanese American incarceration. We did not gather to share stories about our families” (futurefeed).

First reviews of Virgina Woolf (Book Marks).

Yes to this quarantine art from Amplifier and the Autry Museum (NPR, Hyperallergic).

“I know exactly where I was supposed to be: FedExField, outside Washington, D.C., with my band Foo Fighters and roughly 80,000 of our closest friends” (The Atlantic).

Nonfiction Lord of the Flies aka. “Sunday showing for Tongan castaways” (The Guardian).

Myriam Gurba on Joan Didion’s California (Electric Lit).

Enjoy eight “weirdly specific libraries and collections from around the world” (Book Riot).

Parents attempting to write deserve every gold star (Submittable).

Some Opportunities

The Syndrome Mag is curating a book of funny essays about how women across the world are coping with quarantine, social distancing, and teleworking.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts is offering emergency grants for artists living and working anywhere in the United States, for projects occurring in the U.S. and abroad.

To honor the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, 805 Lit + Art will publish a special issue featuring art, poetry, and prose by black women.

Bacopa Literary Review is seeking humor, short-shorts, creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry for its writing contest.

Writers in DC, Maryland and Virginia (or with connections to the DMV) sought for “This is What America Looks Like,” an anthology of poetry and fiction from The Washington Writers’ Publishing House.

The Associates of the Boston Public Library are accepting applications from emerging children’s writers for their writer-in-residence program.

Rivercliff Books & Media is calling for fiction and nonfiction manuscripts, as well as short stories and essays featuring Los Angeles.

Aesthetica Short Film Festival accepts 11 genres of short film as well as narrative and documentary features, 360 film, and VR and immersive experiences.

In August, StoryStudio Chicago is hosting a weeklong writing workshop “StoryBoard” with authors Lidia Yuknavitch, Danielle Evans, and Manuel Gonzales.

Black Horse Review is seeking poetry, short fiction, and one-act plays.

For its Summer 2020 issue, “Labyrinth,” Lucky Jefferson seeks poetry, especially short poems (less than 18 lines in length), prose, free verse, and flash fiction (1,000 word max).

Asian American Writers’ Workshop is accepting applications for its Fall 2020 season for workshops, readings, panels, and performances.

Bridge Eight Press is extending its catalog to include novella-length fiction, published exclusively in ebook format.

The winner of the 2020 Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry from Lynx House will receive $2,000 plus publication for a full-length collection.

Leaping Clear is seeking accomplished work from artists, musicians, videographers, and writers with dedicated meditation practices for its Fall 2020 Issue.

GreenPrints is calling for true and personal gardening stories.

For its summer issuePlease See Me is accepting health-related short stories, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, essays, poetry, and art.

Kaz Conference Writing Workshop has several open opportunities for playwriting and nonfiction.

Eclectica Magazine is looking for poetry, fiction, nonfiction, reviews, and maybe even things that don’t fit into those categories.

The Barbara Smith Writer-in-Residence program from Twelve Literary Arts is designed to provide a safe, creative space for poets and writers of color bringing a current project to completion.

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

What We’re Into

show imageMarketing Director Keriann Strickland is loving Letterkenny, a Canadian sitcom streaming on Hulu.

Set in a fictional Canadian town populated by “hicks, skids, hockey players and Christians,” the show’s hang-out plots are easy to dip in and out of, sometimes strange, and usually funny. But it’s the deadpan wordplay—alliterative tongue-twisters, small-town slang, quick riffs between friends, and puns aplenty— that delight me every episode. “Pitter patter, let’s get at’er” (or, figure it oot).