Early August Opportunities

July 29th, 2015 by

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07/29/2015  Tamarack – Transforming Tradition Entry Form , The Best of West Virginia

07/30/2015  CoBALT Connects – Bay Area Performing Arts Alliance

07/30/2015  Fiction Attic Press – Debut Story Collection Contest, Weird and Wonderful Stories

07/30/2015  Pittsburgh Poetry Review – Poetry — Pre Open Call

07/30/2015  Ruminate Magazine – Readers Ruminate, William Van Dyke Short Story Prize

07/30/2015  Synaesthesia Magazine – Fiction, poetry, non-fiction, Art, photography, music

07/31/2015  3Elements Review – Photography, Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Art

07/31/2015  94 Creations – Cover Art

07/31/2015  Altaire Productions & Publications – No Man’s Land: The Crime Edition

07/31/2015  Alternating Current – Manuscript Award, Historical Writing Contest, etc

07/31/2015  Anchor & Plume Press | Kindred Magazine – Anchor & Plume 2015 Reading Period

07/31/2015  Apogee Journal – Fiction, Creative Non Fiction

07/31/2015  Arapahoe Philharmonic – Conducting Competition 2015-2016

07/31/2015  Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue – 2015 Chicago Awards

07/31/2015  Arts and Letters – Unclassifiables Contest

07/31/2015  Artsmith – Culture, Environment, and Travel Writer Residency in Laredo, Texas

07/31/2015  Augury Books – Poetry Manuscript, Prose Manuscript Submission

07/31/2015  Barrelhouse – Poetry

07/31/2015  Bethesda Urban Partnership – “Paint the Town” Mural Project

07/31/2015  BOAAT PRESS – Chapbook Competition, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, & Photography

07/31/2015  Brain Mill Press – 2015 Driftless Unsolicited Cover Art Contest

07/31/2015  Butcher’s Dog Poetry Magazine – Butcher’s Dog Issue 6 – Call for Submissions

07/31/2015  Cannonball – 2016 Local Residency

07/31/2015  Chesapeake Writers’ Conference – Chesapeake Writers’ Conference Participant Application

07/31/2015  Cisco Writers Club – Articles, Books, Poetry, Publication Briefs, Short Stories

07/31/2015  Cleaver Magazine – Fiction, Flash, Creative Nonfiction

07/31/2015  Council for the Advancement of Science Writing – Prize for Excellence in Medical Reporting

07/31/2015  Crab Orchard Series in Poetry – Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award

07/31/2015  Crazyhorse – Crazyshorts! Short-Short Fiction Contest

07/31/2015  D.K. Dutt Memorial Award For Literary Excellence – Fiction, Non-Fiction

07/31/2015  Duende – VISUAL ART // ISSUE 3

07/31/2015  Fey Publishing – Stories and Personal Essays for College Course Material

07/31/2015  Five Oaks Press – “Our Wish for Blue” Annual Poetry Chapbook Contest

07/31/2015  GENERAL TITLE PRESS. – ANONYMOUS short ADELAIDE stories

07/31/2015  Glass Wheel Studio – Studio Artist Program at Glass Wheel Studio (Norfolk, VA)

07/31/2015  Gold Wake Press – July Open Reading

07/31/2015  Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance – Grants – Literary Arts, Visual Arts

07/31/2015  Ice Cube Press, LLC – Prairie Seed Poetry Prize

07/31/2015  Indie Film Loop – CALL FOR SPEAKERS, MONOLOGUE COMPETITION, ETC

07/31/2015  InSpiritry – Intertwined – Poems of Shared Endeavor

07/31/2015  Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine – Academic, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Studio Art

07/31/2015  League of Minnesota Poets – League of Minnesota Poets 31st Annual Poetry Contest

07/31/2015  Let It Ripple – The Adaptable Mind, Making of a Mensch, Making of a Mensch – FJC

07/31/2015  Letter Machine Editions – Open Reading Period July 2015

07/31/2015  Lighthouse Writers Workshop – Beacon Award Nomination

07/31/2015  Lingerpost – Poetry

07/31/2015  Lunch Ticket – Amuse-Bouche

07/31/2015  Mad Scientist Journal – Exclusive Flash Fiction/Short Fiction of Any Genre for Anthology

07/31/2015  Missoula Downtown Association – River City Roots Festival Art Show 2015

07/31/2015  NAP – LOG III by NAP

07/31/2015  Nashville Film Festival – Call for Various Film Categories

07/31/2015  Nine Arches Press – Poetry submissions & Short Fiction submissions

07/31/2015  Paper Road Press – At the Edge—SFFH Anthology

07/31/2015  Please Hold Magazine – 2-D Art, Audio Work, Video Work, & Writing

07/31/2015  Post Mortem Press – Post Mortem Press Novel Submissions

07/31/2015  Press 53 – 2016 Press 53 Award for Poetry

07/31/2015  PushPen Press – ONE

07/31/2015  Queer Young Cowboys – Prose and Poetry, Photography + Visual Arts

07/31/2015  Rattle – Ekphrastic Challenge (online only)

07/31/2015  Red Hen Press – Red Hen Press Short Story Award

07/31/2015  SAND Journal – QUICK.SAND. A Flash Fiction & Flash Nonfiction Competition

07/31/2015  Sarabande Books – The Linda Bruckheimer Series in Kentucky Literature

07/31/2015  Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival – Film Submission – Early Deadline

07/31/2015  Seizure – Epistles at Dawn

07/31/2015  Senorita Cinema – Senorita Cinema Super Shorts 5

07/31/2015  Silhouette Press / Here Comes Everyone -Poetry & Fiction

07/31/2015  Sink Review – Special Issue Submissions: Letters & Correspondence

07/31/2015  Slideluck – Slideluck Caracas II, Slideluck Rome II

07/31/2015  Snapdragon: A Journal of Art & Healing – Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Photography

07/31/2015  Southerly literary journal – CALL FOR PAPERS – Fiction, Non-fiction, & Poetry

07/31/2015  Southern Cultures – Documentary Arts Issue Submissions

07/31/2015  Southern Documentary Fund – 2015 SDF Filmmaking Grants

07/31/2015  Sport Literate – Sport Shorts contest. DEADLINE EXTENDED!

07/31/2015  Stone Canoe – Drama, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Veterans’ Writing, Visual Art

07/31/2015  Sugar House Review – Fast Track Poetry Submission, Regular Poetry Submission

07/31/2015  Swarm – Poetry, Fiction

07/31/2015  The California Journal of Poetics – Reviews, Criticism, Poetry, Interviews, & Comics

07/31/2015  THE COLLAGIST – Fiction, Poetry, Non-Fiction, Novel Excerpts

07/31/2015  The Experimenter Publishing Company – The Gernsback Science Fiction Writing Contest

07/31/2015  The Island Review – Poetry

07/31/2015  The Lifted Brow – Internships, Fiction

07/31/2015  The Seattle Review – Poetry Chapbook Competition

07/31/2015  The Writer – Crime Pays

07/31/2015  Thrice Publishing – Thrice Publishing Library

07/31/2015  Traverse Theatre – Autumn 2015 – Visiting Companies

07/31/2015  Trio House Press – Open Submissions Period

07/31/2015  Twisted Road Publications – Anthology Contest – Short Fiction

07/31/2015  Untoward Magazine – Short Stories , Flash / Poetry

07/31/2015  Urban Farmhouse Press – Cities of the Straits Chapbook Series

07/31/2015  Winter Tangerine Review Writer’s Workshop – Prose Automatic Writing

07/31/2015  Word Riot Inc. – 2015 Paula Anderson Book Award

07/31/2015  Young Muslim Writers Awards –  Poetry & Short Story Awards

07/31/2015  ZooFriends – Aquarium, Reptiles & Amphibians, Birds & Landscape, Carnivores, etc.

08/01/2015  BOAAT PRESS – Chapbook Competition, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, & Photography

08/01/2015  carte blanche – comics

08/01/2015  Creative Currents – Festival del Nazareno Photography & Artist Retreat

08/01/2015  Darling Magazine – Online Drafts due July 2015

08/01/2015  Emby Press – SLAYPUNK

08/01/2015  Etched Press – Etched Press Poetry Series Contest

08/01/2015  Future Tenant – Future Ten: Ten Minute Play Festival

08/01/2015  Helen Literary Magazine – Short Story Contest, Flash Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, etc.

08/01/2015  Home School – Home School Miami 2016 No-Fee Applications

08/01/2015  Hudson Valley Writers’ Center – Writing Your Love Story Master Class

08/01/2015  Lambda Literary – Nepantla

08/01/2015  Lansing Art Gallery – Project Pop Up – Yarn Bombing

08/01/2015  National Parks Arts Foundation – Fort Union National Monument Artist in Residence

08/01/2015  New South – Micro Prose

08/01/2015  North Carolina Literary Review – Alex Albright Creative Nonfiction Prize

08/01/2015  Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition – Momentum Tulsa 2015 Artist Submission (Non-Member)

08/01/2015  Orison Books – The Orison Anthology Award in Fiction, Non-fiction, & Poetry

08/01/2015  Painted Bride Quarterly – Prose, Fiction, & Poetry

08/01/2015  Prairie Schooner – Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest

08/01/2015  Room – Poetry and Fiction Contest, Poetry and Fiction Contest

08/01/2015  Rufus Stone – Rufus Stone Winter 2015 Residencies

08/01/2015  Slice Literary – Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

08/01/2015  South Dakota State Poetry Society – Pasque Petals FA 2015

08/01/2015  Split Rock Review – POETRY, CREATIVE NON-FICTION, SHORT FICTION, ETC.

08/01/2015  Stoneboat – Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Hybrid, Black & white art, Comics/Graphic Literature

08/01/2015  Storyscape Journal – Prose, Poetry

08/01/2015  Synaesthesia Magazine -Fiction, poetry, non-fiction, Art, photography, music

08/01/2015  The Atlas Review – Fiction, Poetry, & Nonfiction

08/01/2015  The Circle Review – Poetry

08/01/2015  The Poetry Society – Poetry News – Poetry Society Members’ Poems competition

08/01/2015  The Sun Magazine – Readers Write: Breakfast

08/01/2015  The Wayfarer – Regional Issue (Autumn 2015) Pacific Northwest or West

08/01/2015  Third Coast – Review/Interview

08/01/2015  Tupelo Press – July Open Reading Period 2015

08/01/2015  ugly duckling presse – Translation Queries

08/01/2015  Windhover: A Journal of Christian Literature – Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

08/01/2015  Writing East Midlands – Writing East Midlands Mentoring Scheme

08/02/2015  Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries – ODU’s Summer 2015 Senior Exhibition

08/02/2015  Hawaiʻi Review – Literature of Crime: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, & Poetry

08/02/2015  Terrain – Reviving The Ridpath Block

08/03/2015  Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis – 2015 Open Studios STL

08/03/2015  Edible DC – Photography – Fall 2015 Issue

08/03/2015  Friends Journal – Nov 2015: Quakers in Pop Culture

08/03/2015  Gallery B – Gallery B 2016 Exhibition

08/03/2015  Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance – Grants – Literary Arts, Visual Arts

08/03/2015  International Black Women’s Film Festival – 2015 Regular Deadline

08/04/2015  Hawk’s Well Theatre – Virtual Trad Orchestra

08/05/2015  Aqueous Magazine – Prose Writing Volume Ten, Poetry Volume Ten

08/05/2015  Ruminate Magazine – Readers Ruminate, William Van Dyke Short Story Prize

08/06/2015  Meat for Tea: The Valley Review – Recipes, Flash, Art, Poetry, Short Fiction, & Essays

08/06/2015  Slideluck – Slideluck Caracas II, Slideluck Rome II

08/07/2015  ArtsWestchester – Through the Decades: Picturing 50 Years in Westchester

08/07/2015  Atlantic Highlands Arts Council – REVOLUTION Art Exhibit Call for Submissions

08/07/2015  EKPHRASIS Poetry – The Edible Canvas: A Feast of Words for Epicures & Gluttons

08/07/2015  MTSU Todd Art Gallery – The Art of Moonshine

08/07/2015  Proximity Magazine – Issue Eight: Obituary

08/08/2015  Fidea Design GmbH – Bewerbung Satellit DesignSchenken 2015

08/08/2015  Gival Press, LLC – Gival Press Short Story Award

08/08/2015  Ika Journal – IKA Creative Writing Prize 2015

08/08/2015  Porkbelly Press – Micro Chapbook Submission

08/09/2015  Carve Magazine – Annual Carve Magazine Blog Contest

08/10/2015  KOI Music Festival – KOI Music Festival 2015 Artist Submissions

08/10/2015  StoryQuarterly – 2015 StoryQuarterly Nonfiction Prize

08/10/2015  The Lifted Brow – Internships, Fiction

08/11/2015  Lazuli Literary Group – AZURE September 2015 Writing Contest

08/12/2015  Chicago Literati – The Starving Artist

08/12/2015  IWMF – African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative Fellowship – Central African Republic

08/12/2015  Kinokophone – Kinokophonography at the Whitworth

08/12/2015  Mountain Research Initiative – Dynamic Mountains, Sustainable Mountains, Mountain Stories

08/12/2015  Tucson Pima Arts Council – GOS 2014-2015 – Final Reports, PLACE VI Grant – Application

08/12/2015  Woman Made Gallery – The Power and Politics of Anger

ALA Recap: Gloria Steinem, Nick Offerman, and a Great Big Parade

July 22nd, 2015 by
Sarah Vowell interviewing Nick Offerman

Sarah Vowell interviewing Nick Offerman

What happens when 16,000 librarians get together? Recently, Submittable attended the American Library Association’s Annual Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco, where we demoed our platform at the Knight Foundation booth. ALA is basically like AWP for librarians, complete with panels, cocktail hours, football-field-sized exhibit halls, and big-name speakers. In between working at the booth and attending the CODEX Hackathon that Submittable co-sponsored, I went to talks from Nick Offerman (a.k.a. Ron Swanson from Parks and Rec) and Gloria Steinem.

At a standing-room only audience in the main auditorium, I sat between two librarians from Philadelphia while we waited for Nick Offerman (“Is anyone here not a librarian?” one of them asked the other. “I’m not!” I said). We collectively swooned a little when he walked onto the stage — he’s very dashing in real life, this Nick Offerman. Offerman gave a self-deprecating talk about his new book Gumption (“I’m really proud of it,” he said, “But I also take really good shits I’m proud of”) and his love for woodworking. Sarah Vowell dropped by for a surprise visit and interviewed him onstage. Trivia: Did you know Offerman is good friends with George Saunders, whom Offerman calls “an incredible guitar player”? Also, he really does giggle that way.

 

Gloria Steinem gave the opening talk for the Saturday of the conference weekend. Though the talk was at 8:30AM, the crowd was standing-room only. Steinem, whose book My Life on the Road comes out in October, discussed the importance of libraries and community activists, a job which, she noted, one cannot interview for but simply must do. She’s an incredibly eloquent and thoughtful speaker, and her speech was full of quotable lines.

Gloria Steinem at ALA 2015

Gloria Steinem at ALA 2015

My top seven quotes from Steinem’s speech:

  1. On her family’s frequent moves when she was a child: “I was rescued by librarians wherever I went.”
  2. To the audience: “Patriarchy doesn’t work anywhere anymore. So I’m hoping we can pretend we’re sitting in a circle.”
  3. To librarians: “You democratize knowledge.”
  4. On religion: “If God looks like the ruling class, then the ruling class is God.”
  5. Her definition of feminism: “A person who believes in the full social, economic, political equality of males and females.”
  6. On being a community organizer: “Pressing ‘send’ is not organizing.”
  7. On her decision to become a speaker on the road: “There is something that happens in a room that can’t happen even on a page.”

 

The day before Steinem’s speech, the Supreme Court announced the legalization of same-sex marriage. This announcement happily coincided with San Francisco’s Pride weekend. Throngs of crowds flooded downtown San Francisco, near where I stayed in SOMA, and the whole weekend was like a big party. Having grown up in the Bay Area, I’d been to many Pride parades, but never one that felt this joyful. What a trip.

San Francisco Pride Parade 2015

San Francisco Pride Parade 2015

 

 

asta__MG_6364_ML_color_final_V2 (1)BIO: Asta So is Submittable’s blog editor and editorial director. She has an MFA in creative writing from the University of Montana and a BA in English lit from Stanford University. When not writing or sewing, she’s hugging dogs or cooking from her dad’s many Cantonese-style recipes.

 

 

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Shipping Submittable 3.0

July 14th, 2015 by

Hi Everyone,

After 12 months of development and 3 months of testing, we are going to begin rolling out Submittable 3.0. Over the next 5 days, you will begin to see the new interface in your account.

 

Submittable 3-0 - screenshot - full

 

This upgrade will include a cleaner, more user-friendly interface, code changes that make the platform more accessible to screen readers used by people with disabilities, and performance enhancement. No features will be removed, and the general navigation works similarly to the way it always has. No one familiar with the application will have any trouble with the new interface.

In the following weeks, you’ll see additional upgrades such as responsive forms for a better user experience on mobile and a new details view that better handles reviewing images and videos.

Thanks for your time. We’re very excited about this newest version and the upcoming features. Please don’t hesitate with any problems or concerns.

I hope your July is going well.

 

Sincerely,
Michael

 

Late July Opportunities

July 14th, 2015 by

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07/14/2015  Artscape – QWAC/Artscape Awards of Distinction 2015

07/14/2015  Causeway, Inc. – Causeway Challenge: Spring 2015

07/14/2015  monologging – #FlashTag

07/14/2015  Third Coast International Audio Festival – Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition

07/15/2015  Agave Magazine – ART, LITERATURE, PHOTOGRAPHY

07/15/2015  Ambit Magazine – Ambit Poetry Competition, Ambit Short Fiction Competition

07/15/2015  American Literary Translators Association – 2015 ALTA Mentorship

07/15/2015  Annapolis Medical Writers’ Workshop – Annapolis Medical Writers’ Workshop

07/15/2015  Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts – Free Fall Grant &  Participant Application

07/15/2015  Brooklyn Arts Council – BAC Mural, Destination> Brooklyn 2015

07/15/2015  Canthius Literary Journal – Short Fiction, Poetry

07/15/2015  CUE Art Foundation – 2015 Call for Curatorial Proposals

07/15/2015  Dirty Chai – Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Visual Art and Photography, Poetry

07/15/2015  Dunes Review – Prose & Poetry

07/15/2015  Fairy Tale Review – Fairy Tale Review Contest – Poetry & Prose

07/15/2015  Fiction Attic Press – Debut Story Collection Contest

07/15/2015  Haute Dish – Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, & Visual Art submissions

07/15/2015  Hillyer Art Space – Perspective: Fresh Look at Contemporary Painting & Drawing

07/15/2015  Houston Poetry Fest – Juried Poet Submissions, Youth Poet Submissions

07/15/2015  Hudson Valley Writers’ Center – Poetry, Memoir, & Playwriting Workshop

07/15/2015  Lanterns of Hope – Submissions

07/15/2015  Let It Ripple – The Adaptable Mind, Making of a Mensch – FJC

07/15/2015  Mash Stories – Mash Stories Competition #7, Mash Test

07/15/2015  Montana Book Festival – Author, Panel, & Publisher Submissions

07/15/2015  Montana Film Office – Big Sky Film Grant Application – July 2015

07/15/2015  Rattle – 2015 Rattle Poetry Prize Contest Entry

07/15/2015  Ricepaper Magazine – Ricepaper’s 1st Annual Secret Ingredient Flash Fiction Contest

07/15/2015  SAND Journal – Flash Fiction & Nonfiction Competition , Poetry, Prose, Visual Art

07/15/2015  Sink Review – Special Issue Submissions: Letters & Correspondence

07/15/2015  Slash Pine Press – Call For Poetry Chapbooks

07/15/2015  Stillhouse Press – Spring 2015 Non-fiction Contest

07/15/2015  Story – Un/Natural World [Issue 4], Story Online

07/15/2015  submission reading series – Fiction, Poetry, Creative Non-Fiction

07/15/2015  Synecdoche – Visual Art, Fiction/Non Fiction, Poetry

07/15/2015  Texas Review Press – 2015 X.J. Kennedy Poetry Prize

07/15/2015  The Camargo Foundation – Art Matters & Jerome Foundation Residencies

07/15/2015  The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts – Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, etc.

07/15/2015  The Masters Review – Short Story Award for New Writers

07/15/2015  ThrewLine Books – ThrewLine Books: Poetry Collection

07/15/2015  Typoetic.us – Poems

07/15/2015  UPPERCASE publishing inc – Issue 27: Library, Issue 27: the one thing you need to know…

07/15/2015  Ursa Minor – Art Submission

07/15/2015  Verse – Tomaž Šalamun Prize

07/15/2015  Woman Made Gallery – Adorn: Contemporary Wearable Art

07/15/2015  Word Riot Inc. – 2015 Paula Anderson Book Award

07/15/2015  Zimbell House Publishing, LLC – Anthology: The Creators

07/16/2015  Brooklyn Arts Council – BAC Mural, Destination> Brooklyn 2015

07/16/2015  MTSU Todd Art Gallery – Still Life: The Art of Moonshine

07/16/2015  Slideluck – Berkshires, Houston, & SLIDELUCK LA: Night Market

07/16/2015  The Pacific Art League of Palo Alto – Figures & Faces

07/17/2015  Art Hive Online – Call For Entries – Art Connexions 2015

07/17/2015  Busybird Publishing – Short Story and Poetry, Cover Competition

07/17/2015  Hudson Valley Writers’ Center – Poetry, Memoir, & Playwriting Workshop

07/17/2015  Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources – 2015 Field Reporting Awards

07/17/2015  page seventeen general submissions – page seventeen 12

07/17/2015  Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation – FALL 2015 LETTERS OF INQUIRY

07/17/2015  Senorita Cinema – Senorita Cinema Super Shorts 5

07/18/2015  Chesapeake Writers’ Conference – Writers’ Conference SMCM Undergraduates Application

07/18/2015  Curbside Splendor Publishing – Wild Onion Novella Contest

07/18/2015  Montana Book Festival – Author, Panel, & Publisher Submissions

07/19/2015  For Books’ Sake – Call for submissions: Young Adult Fiction

07/19/2015  Norman Firehouse Art Center – 2015 Fall Adult Class Proposals

07/19/2015  The Playwrights Center of San Francisco – Sheherezade 15 Submissions

07/20/2015  [PANK] – Blog Content

07/20/2015  Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres – Gorman Arts Centre Studio Space

07/20/2015  Artists’ Milepost – Tattoo Artists

07/20/2015  Baltimore Review – Seven Scenes for Fiction Writers – A One-Week Workshop

07/20/2015  Deluge Literary and Arts Journal – Fiction, Poetry, Visual Art

07/20/2015  Eldredge Books – Submissions for Fashionably Late

07/20/2015  matchbook – Website Submissions

07/20/2015  Posit – Prose, Poetry

07/20/2015  Soo Visual Arts Center – Soo Visual Arts Center Call for Submissions 2016/17

07/20/2015  The Midway – The Midway: Artist in Residency Program

07/21/2015  The U.S. WWI Centennial Commission – World War I Memorial Design Competition

07/21/2015  Writing East Midlands – Writing East Midlands Mentoring Scheme

07/22/2015  Craft ACT – ACTivate, Capital of CULTURE , Living Artist

07/22/2015  Hudson Valley Writers’ Center – Poetry, Memoir, & Playwriting Workshop

07/22/2015  Ruminate Magazine – Readers Ruminate

07/22/2015  Slideluck – Berkshires, Houston, & SLIDELUCK LA: Night Market

07/23/2015  Iota Short Prose Conference – Iota Short Prose Conference

07/24/2015  ArtsWestchester – Through the Decades: Picturing 50 Years in Westchester

07/24/2015  Camden International Film Festival – 2015 Points North Fellowship

07/25/2015  Litro Magazine – Missed Connections: September 2015 (Print Magazine)

07/25/2015  Mothership Zeta – Mothership Zeta General Submissions

07/25/2015  Writing Maps – The Writing Maps Writing Contest #17 (July) JOURNEYS

07/26/2015  Fidea Design GmbH – Bewerbung Satellit DesignSchenken 2015

07/26/2015  The Suburban Review – The Suburban Review Vol. 6: OPEN THEME

07/27/2015  Hawk’s Well Theatre – Virtual Trad Orchestra

07/27/2015  IWMF – Howard G. Buffett Fund For Women Journalists Round 2 – June 2015

07/27/2015  L A M P – EMERGING

07/27/2015  Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery – Call for Art – 5th Annual “Nature” Art Competition

07/27/2015  Visible Ink – Text Submissions, Image Submissions

Guest Post: When Writers Attack — Terrible Ways to Respond to Rejection

July 6th, 2015 by
Illustration by Josh Quick

Illustration by Josh Quick

Every writer has faced rejection. Every editor has begrudgingly rejected someone. More often than not, these rejections end with amicable silence. There may even be subsequent attempts at literary courtship. However, in some cases, the writer unleashes a hateful wrath.

As a writer, I’ve had my stories rejected over 500 times. As an editor at Bartleby Snopes, I’ve personally rejected several thousand stories. That’s not something I’m proud of, but I’m not ashamed of it either. It’s the nature of the game.

Most writers take rejection with grace; or at least they keep their onslaught of hatred private. Roughly ten percent of writers will respond to a rejection. These responses generally fall into one of three categories:

  1. Gratitude – Thank you for taking the time to read my work.
  2. Curiosity – I know you’re busy, but could you take a few minutes to explain why you rejected my work? or, Could you elaborate on what you mean by [insert criticism here]?
  3. Intense hatred – Fuck you. My work was perfect. You are the worst editor in the world.

Let’s focus on the third type of response, the one we remember the most. You’d be amazed at what writers are willing to say in the privacy of an email, especially to someone who has told them their work isn’t good enough for publication (which is almost never what a rejection actually says). My personal favorite rejection response used “fuck” more times than a 2 Live Crew album. It was so filled with hate that I wondered briefly if I needed to watch my back during the day and sleep with one eye open at night.

As the rejecting editor, I’ve been called just about every name in the book, as well as some names that weren’t in the book. What would possess a writer to tell me I’m a “fuckhead” for not liking his story? Or to criticize my personal life when he’s never even met me?

Honestly, not one of these angry responses has ever really gotten to me. I didn’t lose sleep. I didn’t change my editorial policies. And I sure as hell didn’t go back and accept any of those stories. In other words, these writers gained nothing from their responses.

Of course, not all rejected writers reserve their angst for emails. Some of them launch into public tirades on Twitter or Facebook. They drop the names of editors. They call for boycotts. I suspect one day they will post the names of an editor’s children or even a map to the editor’s house. And to what purpose?

Writers who attack editors and publishers—whether they do it privately by email or publicly on social media or a blog post—are doing nothing to help the writing community. Nor are they helping their own writing.

Here’s what the writer might be trying to accomplish with these attacks:

– A sense of vengeance (If they won’t publish me, I’ll see to it they never publish anything again!)

– Some weird relief (I feel so much better after insulting someone who didn’t like my work)

– Pity (Oh, woe is me. An editor didn’t like my story. Please tell me I’m a great writer)

– Vindication (The editors will see the error of their ways! But after they apologize and offer to publish my work, I won’t let them.)

The seething response may provide some temporary relief. A few sympathetic friends will rush to their aid and shower them with praise. But none of it will last as long as the side effects of such reaction.

Here are the more likely outcomes:

– Blacklisted (Wow, you look like a jerk. What editor would want to work with you now?)

– Loss of fans and friends (Hmm…maybe you aren’t cut out for this writing thing after all.)

In other words, you end up looking bad, not the venue that rejected you.

Moral of the story: keep your post-rejection blues to yourself.

But, wait, there’s more.

There’s another danger of rejection—especially the type that comes with editorial feedback. Writers often get in the habit of taking rejection too seriously (which is why they occasionally send back those hate-filled replies). When writers send out their work, they’re sending out something very dear to them. To hear that someone doesn’t like it can feel like a personal affront. Possibly even more dangerous than the public outcry is the internalization of our rejection anger.

As writers, we have to learn not to get pissed about rejection. It’s a lesson we must learn quickly. No matter what a publication tells you about your work, it should never be taken as the gospel truth. Writers need to remember that a publication’s feedback is precisely that: the publication’s feedback. It’s never a universal reflection of your work.

Yet writers will bury a story that gets rejected a few times. They’ll spend hours rewriting a story based on canned comments like “this didn’t fit our aesthetic” or “we thought this moved too slowly.”

Rejection is never nice. It can crush spirits, ruin lives, and force the worst out of us. But it can only do those things if we let it. There are plenty of lit mags and publishers in the proverbial sea. Don’t hate the ones that reject you. Don’t try to conform your writing to them either. Find the ones that can live harmoniously with your work.

When next you are rejected, don’t attack the editors or your own writing. If you must respond, do so graciously. If you must revise, do so cautiously. Or, you could do what the best writers do: move on.

 

BIO: Nathaniel Tower is the managing and founding editor of Bartleby Snopes Literary Magazine and Press. His short fiction has appeared in over 200 online and print publications. In 2014, Martian Lit released his first short story collection, Nagging Wives, Foolish Husbands. He is a former high school English teacher and the former world record holder for the fastest mile running backwards while juggling. He currently lives in Minneapolis with his wife and daughters. Visit him at nathanieltower.com.

 

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Early July Opportunities

June 30th, 2015 by

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06/30/2015  1913 Press – The 1913 Prize for First Books: reading during May & June 2015!

06/30/2015  Alternating Current – Full-Manuscript Contest, Historical Writing Contest, Poetry Contest, etc.

06/30/2015  Annexe – Articles (online) – technology/communication/obsolete

06/30/2015  Artist INC – Artist INC Live Austin 2015, Artist INC Live Omaha 2015

06/30/2015  ASGARD – Artwork, Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

06/30/2015  Augsburg College MFA – Howling Bird Press Fiction Award

06/30/2015  Autumn House Press – Poetry Contest , Fiction Contest, & Nonfiction Contest

06/30/2015  Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts – Free Fall Baltimore 2015 Grant Application

06/30/2015  Bambaz Press – FIRE&D Open Submission

06/30/2015  Bauhan Publishing – 2015 May Sarton NH Poetry Prize

06/30/2015  Black Lawrence Press – Biography/Cultural, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, & many more.

06/30/2015  Black Ocean – Manuscript Submissions

06/30/2015  Blast Furnace – General Submissions

06/30/2015  Book Ex Machina – Fiction, Fiction (& Matchbook Stories Writer’s Special)

06/30/2015  Brain Mill Press – Driftless Unsolicited Cover Art Contest, Mineral Point Poetry Chapbook

06/30/2015  Buttontapper Press – Everything I Need to Know About Love I Learned From Pop Songs

06/30/2015  Carina Press – RWA Critique Group Contest

06/30/2015  Chicago Literati – Essays, Fiction , Poetry , PRIDE: The LGBTQ+ Issue

06/30/2015  Cobalt – 2015 Earl Weaver Baseball Writing Prize

06/30/2015  Council for the Advancement of Science Writing – Award for Young Science Journalists

06/30/2015  CUE Art Foundation – Call for Curatorial Proposals, Call for Solo Exhibition Proposals

06/30/2015  CWC-Peninsula – Fiction, Flash Fiction, Personal Essay, & Poetry

06/30/2015  Digging Through the Fat ripping out the heart – Poetry

06/30/2015  Drunken Boat – Fiction

06/30/2015  Elephant Rock Books – 2016 Sheehan YA Book Prize

06/30/2015  ELJ Publications – Magpies, Poetry Manuscripts, & Prose Manuscripts

06/30/2015  Engine Books – Engine Books 2015 Fiction Prize, Judged by Rebecca Makkai

06/30/2015  Extracts – Prose Submission + Extract(s) Vol. 2

06/30/2015  Fey Publishing – Halloween Anthology Submissions

06/30/2015  Fiction Attic Press – First Novel Contest, Flash in the Attic Contest

06/30/2015  Fidea Design GmbH – Bewerbung Label für DesignSchenken 2015

06/30/2015  Ghost Proposal – Chapbook Contest

06/30/2015  Glassworks Magazine – Flash Fiction, Micro Essays, and Prose Poetry, Art and Media

06/30/2015  Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal – Chapbook Submission + Copy of published chapbook

06/30/2015  Hillyer Art Space – Membership Gallery Submissions for August – Dececember 2015

06/30/2015  Kill Your Darlings – Commentary/Essays, Reviews, & Fiction

06/30/2015  Melbourne Spoken Word – Audacious Issue Two

06/30/2015  MIEL and 111O – Open reading 2015 – POETRY, Open reading 2015 – PROSE

06/30/2015  Minor Literature[s] – PROSE –– Fiction

06/30/2015  Money for Women – Nonfiction, Poetry

06/30/2015  monologging – #FlashTag

06/30/2015  Oni Press – CARTOONISTS, WRITERS, ARTISTS, & COLORISTS

06/30/2015  Pantheon Magazine – TYPHON: A HORROR ANTHOLOGY

06/30/2015  PARAGRAPHITI – Flash Fiction

06/30/2015  Powder Keg Magazine – Poetry

06/30/2015  Publishing Genius – Chris Toll Memorial Writing Prize

06/30/2015  Radar Poetry – Poetry

06/30/2015  Rattle – Ekphrastic Challenge (online only)

06/30/2015  Rising Phoenix Press – The Rising Phoenix Review

06/30/2015  Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival – Feature & Short Film

06/30/2015  Sangam House – Letter of Reference, Requires Submission Files

06/30/2015  Section 1, Inc – Call for Performing Artists & Call for Visual Artists

06/30/2015  Sequestrum – Fiction & Nonfiction, Poetry

06/30/2015  Smashbox Studios – 2015 Assistants Show Application

06/30/2015  South Asian Journalists Association – Various awards in journalism

06/30/2015  South Perry Street Fair – South Perry Street Fair Booth Application

06/30/2015  Split This Rock – 2016 Split This Rock Poetry Festival

06/30/2015  Sport Literate – Sport Shorts contest

06/30/2015  Streetlight Magazine – Streetlight’s 2015 Poetry Contest

06/30/2015  Tampa Bay Theatre Festival – Monologue and Scene Submissions

06/30/2015  The Burnside Review – Poetry Chapbooks

06/30/2015  The Found Poetry Review – Found Poetry Review Volume 10

06/30/2015  The Molotov Cocktail – Flash Fury Contest

06/30/2015  The Red Line – Un-themed Competition

06/30/2015  The Salvation Army World Missions Department – URBANA 15 FORM

06/30/2015  The Worcester Review – Poetry, Fiction

06/30/2015  ThrewLine Books – The Ottawa Object: Short Fiction

06/30/2015  TL Publishing Group – The Effects of Grace – Christian Anthology

06/30/2015  Tuesday; An Art Project – Themed Poetry Contest, Issue 12 Theme: “Samsara”

06/30/2015  Tuscany Press – Novel, Young Adult Novel, & Short Story

06/30/2015  University of North Texas Press – Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction

06/30/2015  Virginia Quarterly Review – Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, etc.

06/30/2015  wherewithal – Wherewithal Annual Poetry Contest, Poetry Submissions-Issue 3

06/30/2015  Whispering Prairie Press – Highlight Kansas City, 3-for-all WP Press Contest, etc.

06/30/2015  Wisconsin Romance Writers of America – WisRWA Write Touch Readers’ Award Contest

06/30/2015  Word Riot Inc. – 2015 Travel Grant Applications – Round 2

06/30/2015  Wordrunner eChapbooks – 2015 Fiction eChapbooks

06/30/2015  Writers Alliance of Gainesville – FICTION, POETRY, & NONFICTION

07/01/2015  American Literary Translators Association – 2015 ALTA Mentorship

07/01/2015  American Short Fiction – American Short Fiction– Short Story Contest

07/01/2015  Apogee Journal – Poetry, Visual Art

07/01/2015  ASBMB Today – IMMEDIATE: Getting over the hump

07/01/2015  Bellevue Literary Review – Contest – BLR Prizes

07/01/2015  Big Sky Documentary Film Festival – 2016 Big Sky Doc. Film Festival Early Submission

07/01/2015  BorderSenses – ForWord Teen Chapbook Vol. III

07/01/2015  Bronx Council on the Arts – 2015 Arts Fund

07/01/2015  Brooklyn Arts Press – Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Essays, Hybrids, Chapbooks, etc.

07/01/2015  Canthius Literary Journal – Short Fiction, Poetry

07/01/2015  Darling Magazine – Online Drafts due June 2015

07/01/2015  Emby Press – THE EMBY BESTIARY – EMBY KIDS

07/01/2015  FEAST Miami – FEAST Miami #4

07/01/2015  Iron Horse Literary Review – Photo Finish 2015

07/01/2015  Jellyfish Highway – Books, Online Chapbooks

07/01/2015  Matrix Magazine – Lit POP 2015 Poetry, Lit POP 2015 Fiction

07/01/2015  Minerva Rising – A Writer’s Response

07/01/2015  New Hampshire State Council on the Arts – Arts Awards & Traditional Arts Apprenticeships

07/01/2015  Norman Firehouse Art Center – Artist/Food Vendor Application, Fall Adult Class Proposals

07/01/2015  Outpost19 – California Prose Directory 2015

07/01/2015  Overland – Story Wine Prize

07/01/2015  Parlor Press – New Measure Poetry Prize / Free Verse Editions

07/01/2015  PRX – PRX’s Third Annual STEM Story Project

07/01/2015  Ricepaper Magazine – Ricepaper’s 1st Annual Secret Ingredient Flash Fiction Contest

07/01/2015  Shroud Publishing LLC – 2015 Novel Submissions

07/01/2015  Sugared Water – Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Fiction, Comics, Art, & Sequential Art

07/01/2015  The Blueshift Journal – RUSH SUBMISSIONS FOR ISSUE 3 – ART, POETRY, PROSE

07/01/2015  The Cupboard – The Cupboard Pamphlet’s Fifth-Ever Contest!

07/01/2015  The Malahat Review – Elusive Boundaries: Mapping CNF in Canada

07/01/2015  The Paris-American – The Paris-American Prize Contest Submissions

07/01/2015  The Rag – Submission Only

07/01/2015  The Society of Arts and Crafts – 2015 John D. Mineck Fellowship

07/01/2015  The Sun Magazine – Readers Write: Being Single

07/01/2015  Willamette Writers – C. Whitcomb Conference Scholarship

07/01/2015  Winter Tangerine – The Winter Tangerine Awards

07/01/2015  Words Apart Magazine – Fiction Contest

07/01/2015  Xanadu – Poetry

07/02/2015  Hunger Mountain: the VCFA Journal of the Arts – Short Fiction Prize, Katherine Paterson Prize

07/02/2015  Mixed Greens – MIXED GREENS >>> 2015 SUBMISSIONS

07/02/2015  Norman Firehouse Art Center – Artist/Food Vendor Application, Fall Adult Class Proposals

07/02/2015  Society for Personality and Social Psychology – 2016 Abstract Check

07/02/2015  Wyoming Arts Council – 2016 Creative Writing Fellowships in Poetry

07/03/2015  Artspace – Hunter Street Bridge Mural Project – Call for Proposals

07/03/2015  EMP Museum Applications – EMP Hip-Hop Artist Residency Applications

07/03/2015  Lansdowne Arts Board – 20*20 House Gallery Artist Call

07/03/2015  Lighthouse Writers Workshop – Program Assistant, Alice Maxine Bowie Fellowship 2015-2016

07/03/2015  NVWP Young Writers and Families Programs – Online Application for Grades 5-8/9-12

07/03/2015  Pilgrimage Magazine – Fall 2015 (39.2)-Beginnings

07/04/2015  China Grove – Fiction, Poetry, Essay/Non-Fiction

07/04/2015  Headmistress Press – Charlotte Mew Chapbook Contest

07/04/2015  Idea Exchange – Test Event Submission

07/04/2015  Wharton Esherick Museum – 2015 Woodworking Competition: Vases

07/05/2015  Artist Inc Live in Argenta – Artist INC. Live in Argenta 2015

07/05/2015  Black Fox Literary Magazine – The Black Fox Writing Contest 2015

07/05/2015  Montana Film Office – YouTube Content Preliminary Pitch

07/05/2015  The Altar Collective – Volume IX – Poetry

07/05/2015  VisArts – VisArts Faculty Show 2015

07/06/2015  Artist INC – Artist INC Live Austin 2015, Artist INC Live Omaha 2015

07/06/2015  Chicago International Film Festival – Feature Films, Feature Documentaries, Short Films

07/06/2015  ELJ Publications – Magpies, Poetry Manuscripts, & Prose Manuscripts

07/06/2015  Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance – Urban Arts Leadership Program Fellowship Application

07/06/2015  Hospitalfield Arts – Graduate Residency 2015

07/06/2015  Hugo House – Scribes Application, Scholorship, &  Summer Internship

07/06/2015  ICA Miami – ICA Miami OPEN CALL

07/06/2015  Morehead Writing Project – Global Graffiti Summer Writing Camp

07/06/2015  Next City – Next City Fellowship

07/06/2015  wherewithal – Wherewithal Annual Poetry Contest, Poetry Submissions-Issue 3

07/07/2015  Four Chambers Press – Special Projects / Welcome Home

07/07/2015  Zoetic Press – NonBinary Review Issue #6: 1001 Arabian Nights, Unbound Octavo, Story 5

07/08/2015  Crab Orchard Series in Poetry – Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award

07/08/2015  Katonah Museum Artists’ Association – Time and Place

07/09/2015  Atlantic Center for the Arts – ACA Community Artist-in-Residence Call 2015

07/10/2015  Craft ACT – ACTivate & Living Artist

07/10/2015  Harvard Book Store – Cover Submissions, Illustrated Submissions, & Written Submissions

07/10/2015  Lansing Art Gallery – TIME|PLACE

07/10/2015  Lighthouse Writers Workshop – Program Assistant, Alice Maxine Bowie Fellowship

07/10/2015  New Hampshire State Council on the Arts – Art Awards, Traditional Arts Apprenticeships

07/10/2015  Newtown Literary – Poetry, Prose. Both with Free, With Feedback, or With Copy of Issue

07/10/2015  Nowhere – Spring 2015 Travel Writing Contest, $1,000 Prize!

07/10/2015  Portrait Society of Atlanta – 2015 Fall Exhibition – Juror Edward Jonas

07/10/2015  Queens Museum – 2015 Open Call for the Queens Museum Studio Program

07/10/2015  THC short story contest – Tamale Hut Cafe 2015 Short Story Competition

07/10/2015  The Art League – Call for Submissions – Taking Shape

07/10/2015  The Mark Twain House & Museum – Royal Nonesuch Humor Writing Contest

07/10/2015  Utah Arts & Museums – DesignArts Utah ’15

07/10/2015  Whitepoint Press – Book-Length Poetry Collection, Short Story Collection, Novel

07/10/2015  Zoetic Press – NonBinary Review Issue #6: 1001 Arabian Nights, Unbound Octavo, Story 5

07/12/2015  Fiction Attic Press – First Novel Contest & Flash in the Attic Contest

07/12/2015  Iris Brown Lit Mag – Art

07/12/2015  The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – Personal Journeys Writing Contest 2015

07/12/2015  Virginia Quarterly Review – Writers’ Conference: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, etc.

07/13/2015  Burlington Public Art – Aldershot Village, Plains Road

07/13/2015  Friends Journal – Oct 2015: Faithful Living

07/14/2015  Third Coast International Audio Festival – Third Coast/Driehaus Foundation Competition

Interview with Eric Gilbert, Co-founder Treefort Music Fest

June 19th, 2015 by

Eric Gilbert is a co-founder of Treefort Music Fest, Idaho’s largest independent music festival. Located in downtown Boise, this year’s Treefort drew over 9,000 attendees to see some 400 bands, including Built To Spill, of Montreal, and TV On The Radio. The next Treefort takes place in March 2016. I recently interviewed Eric about the high points of Treefort 2015, life as a touring musician, and how he draws artistic inspiration.

Eric Gilbert in the studio.

Eric Gilbert in the studio.

Sasha: What was the highlight of Treefort 2015?

Eric: I’d have to go with either the 30 minutes I got to sit cross-­legged on the floor at The Watercooler (resting my tired feet and legs) deeply immersed in the Little Wings set (had been years since I’d seen him) or Rubblebucket’s epic closing night set at El Korah Shrine or maybe De Lux’s packed Neurolux set on Friday night or Delicate Steve (always) or Omar Souleyman or Viet Cong (drummer playing with one broken arm) or Tom Brosseau’s set at Cathedral of the Rockies or Built To Spill’s main stage set on an absolutely gorgeous March night or Breakfastfort with the Shriners or, and actually, this is truly my highlight: Megan, Sara, and I swooped over to help manage the line at the Shrine on Saturday night for an of Montreal / Yacht show that had gotten completely out of control. ­­It had turned into two rivaling lines meeting at the door and pressing forward battling for position. We were able to press the line monster back and slowly start relieving pressure and get space between the two lines. At which point, there became a debate as to which line was there first and Megan brilliantly started ro sham beaux battles between the first person in each line to determine who would go in next. It was a beautiful thing and made missing so many great bands at that point in time more than worth it. Couldn’t have imagined a more “Treeforty” thing.

Sasha: Your band, Finn Riggins, spends a lot of time on tour, which requires a significant degree of organization. Does being in a band prep you in any way for the managerial skills needed to create a large-scale event like Treefort?

Eric: Seems to have, yes. Mostly in how to let go, keep a positive can­-do attitude and roll with the punches. Also, in my bands, it’s always worked well to empower everyone’s strengths within the band as opposed to work against the current at all. I feel like Treefort does a good job of allowing everyone to flourish in their roles, sort of a decentralized management approach.  I see the parallels with my experience playing in bands for sure.

Sasha: What’s the best town to play between Missoula, Montana,  and Boise?

Eric: Moscow, Idaho.

Sasha: Do you trust everyone in your band to drive the van?

Eric: Yep.

Sasha: What’s the most inspirational musical experience you’ve had in recent years?

Eric: Holy moly, I am inspired in so many small ways on a regular basis with bands rolling through town, shows at Treefort, etc. Maybe the most overwhelmingly emotional/inspirational one in the last few years was in Zurich, Switzerland, the day I found out that my dad would be dying in the next day or two. I was on tour with Built To Spill as their tour manager. None of the guys knew what I had just found out, but they had arranged to play a DIY warehouse show that night on what was supposed to be a night off. I felt like they really cut loose that night with­ fresh jams and pulled out some rare treats in this very unique setting. There was such a pure spirit with that show, no business about it, just the want to play music and share it with others. I spent the whole show immersed in their music and meditating on my dad and the distance between us geographically and my whole life as a son to him. It was intense and I can’t think of a better soundtrack for that moment and for the days / weeks that followed. Definitely the deepest sense of mourning I’ve ever experienced, and I was embraced by this music I love so much the whole time. Disco Doom as well. I love that band and their music is forever embedded in that intense life moment for me. In a very positive and moving way. I will be forever grateful to have been in such good hands at that time in my life.

Sasha: What two technological advances in the past 5 years have improved your life?

Eric: This seems like a trick question. However, my inclination is to say easily shared video content. I’ve been traveling more recently and it has allowed for me to get these beautiful glimpses of my little girl as she learns to be a human even when I’m away. Definitely improves what life would be like on the road if it weren’t for that.

 

BIO: Sasha Bell is part of Submittable’s Client Success team. She has a BA in Anthropology from Yale University. When not playing with her bands, Essex Green and The Sasha Bell Band, you can find her driving around Montana gawking at her majestic home state.

 

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Late June Opportunities

June 16th, 2015 by

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06/17/2015  Friends Journal – Sep 2015: Reproduction & Family Planning

06/17/2015  WonderRoot – What Are People For: Lead Artist Application

06/18/2015  actual paper – Art, Essay, Poetry

06/18/2015  The University of Akron Press – Akron Poetry Prize submissions

06/19/2015  A.I.R. Gallery – CURRENTS – Submit Video, CURRENTS – Submit Images

06/19/2015  Big Lucks – THE RUTH STONE FIRST BOOK PRIZE

06/19/2015  Cutbank Literary Journal – Prose, Poetry, Visual Art

06/19/2015  LEF Foundation – Pre-Production Grant Application

06/19/2015  Norman Firehouse Art Center – 2015 Midsummer Nights Artist Application

06/20/2015  cahoodaloodaling – Grit by the Glass – POETS, Grit by the Glass – WRITERS

06/20/2015  Deluge Literary and Arts Journal – Poetry

06/20/2015  Fort Worth Community Arts Center – TAC Juried Membership Exhibit Call for Entry

06/20/2015  National Parks Arts Foundation – Gettysburg National Military Park Artist Residence & more!

06/20/2015  Pacific Voice & Speech Foundation – Abstract Submission

06/21/2015  33 Officina Creativa – Artist Residency Fall 2015

06/21/2015  Back Room Poets – Back Room Poets International Poetry Competition

06/21/2015  Fidea Design GmbH – Bewerbung Standort DesignSchenken 2015

06/21/2015  Green Fire Press – Strong Shoulders: The Loves and Labors of Women

06/21/2015  Hudson Valley Writers’ Center – Year of Your Book Section 4

06/21/2015  Stoneslide Media LLC – Stoneslide Story Contest; $3,000 first prize

06/21/2015  The Gambler Mag – Feeling Lucky – June 2015

06/22/2015  Caldera – Caldera Artist in Residence Application – for Individuals

06/22/2015  Houston Arts Alliance – ACQUISITION Portable Works Collection at Hobby Airport

06/22/2015  The Royal Society of Literature – V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize 2015

06/23/2015  Lighthouse Writers Workshop – The Book Project, The Poetry Book Project

06/23/2015  Ricepaper Magazine – Call for Submissions: 20.3 Roots Issue

06/24/2015  Colorado Office of Film, TV & Media – Screenplay Submissions

06/24/2015  wherewithal – Wherewithal Annual Poetry Contest

06/24/2015  Words Apart Magazine – Fiction Contest

06/25/2015  Rattle – Ekphrastic Challenge, Young Poets Anthology

06/26/2015  Art Center Sarasota – FLORIDA FLAVOR Juried Exhibition

06/26/2015  Creative Nonfiction – Writing Pittsburgh–Pitch a Neighborhood Story!

06/26/2015  Four Ties Lit Review – Art, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry

06/26/2015  Hotel Phillips – 2015- 2016 Artist in Residence Application

06/26/2015  Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery – 5th Annual “Figurative” Online Art Competition

06/26/2015  One Throne Magazine – Joust: 24h Writing Contest

06/26/2015  St. Lawrence County Arts Council – Art Market, July 10

06/26/2015  The Canary Press – Stories, Short shorts

06/27/2015  Gival Press, LLC – Gival Press Oscar Wilde Award

06/27/2015  Writing Maps – The Writing Maps Writing Contest #16 (June) GREEN THINGS

06/28/2015  The Suburban Review – The Corner: TRUE EQUALS FALSE

06/29/2015  Tokyo International Photography Festival –  Tokyo International Photography Competition

06/30/2015  1913 Press – The 1913 Prize for First Books: reading during May & June 2015!

06/30/2015  Alternating Current – Full-Manuscript, Historical Writing, Poetry, and Prose Contest

06/30/2015  Annexe – Articles – technology/communication/obsolete

06/30/2015  ASGARD – Artwork, Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

06/30/2015  Augsburg College MFA – 2016 Howling Bird Press Fiction Award

06/30/2015  Autumn House Press – Poetry Contest, Fiction Contest, Nonfiction Contest

06/30/2015  Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts – Free Fall Baltimore 2015 Grant Application

06/30/2015  Bauhan Publishing – 2015 May Sarton NH Poetry Prize

06/30/2015  Black Lawrence Press – Cultural Studies, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction Chapbook, etc.

06/30/2015  Black Ocean – Manuscript Submissions

06/30/2015  Blast Furnace – General Submissions

06/30/2015  Book Ex Machina – Matchbook Stories – Fiction

06/30/2015  Brain Mill Press – 2015 Mineral Point Poetry Chapbook Series

06/30/2015  Buttontapper Press – Everything I Need to Know About Love I Learned From Pop Songs

06/30/2015  Carina Press – RWA Critique Group Contest

06/30/2015  Chicago Literati – Essays, Fiction , PRIDE: The LGBTQ+ Issue

06/30/2015  Cobalt – 2015 Earl Weaver Baseball Writing Prize

06/30/2015  Council for the Advancement of Science Writing – Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award

06/30/2015  CUE Art Foundation – 2015 Call for Solo Exhibition Proposals

06/30/2015  CWC-Peninsula – Fiction, Flash Fiction, Personal Essay, and Poetry

06/30/2015  Digging Through the Fat ripping out the heart – Poetry

06/30/2015  Drunken Boat – Fiction

06/30/2015  Elephant Rock Books – 2016 Sheehan YA Book Prize

06/30/2015  ELJ Publications – Magpies, Magpies w/Purchase of Creature Feature

06/30/2015  Engine Books – Engine Books 2015 Fiction Prize, Judged by Rebecca Makkai

06/30/2015  Extracts – Prose Submission + Extract(s) Vol. 2

06/30/2015  Fey Publishing – Halloween Anthology Submissions

06/30/2015  Fiction Attic Press – First Novel Contest

06/30/2015  Ghost Proposal – Chapbook Contest

06/30/2015  Glassworks Magazine – Flash Fiction, Essays, Prose Poetry, Art, and Media Submissions

06/30/2015  Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal – Chapbook Submission + Copy of published chapbook

06/30/2015  Hillyer Art Space – Membership Gallery Submissions for August – Dececember 2015

06/30/2015  Iron Horse Literary Review – Photo Finish 2015

06/30/2015  Kill Your Darlings – Commentary/Essays, Reviews, and Fiction

06/30/2015  Mid-America Arts Alliance – ExhibitsUSA Programming Grant: Application

06/30/2015  MIEL and 111O – POETRY, and PROSE

06/30/2015  Minor Literature[s] – PROSE –– Fiction

06/30/2015  Money for Women – Nonfiction, Poetry

06/30/2015  Oni Press – CARTOONISTS, WRITERS, ARTISTS, AND COLORISTS

06/30/2015  Pantheon Magazine – TYPHON: A HORROR ANTHOLOGY

06/30/2015  PARAGRAPHITI – Flash Fiction

06/30/2015  Powder Keg Magazine – Poetry

06/30/2015  Publishing Genius – Chris Toll Memorial Writing Prize

06/30/2015  Radar Poetry – Poetry

06/30/2015  Rattle – Ekphrastic Challenge (online only), Young Poets Anthology

06/30/2015  Rising Phoenix Press – The Rising Phoenix Review

06/30/2015  Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival – Feature, Short

06/30/2015  Sangam House – Letter of Reference, Requires Submission Files

06/30/2015  Section 1, Inc – Call for Performing Artists: ARTSCAPE 2015

06/30/2015  Sequestrum – Fiction & Nonfiction, Poetry

06/30/2015  South Asian Journalists Association – Various Journalism Awards/Categories

06/30/2015  Split This Rock – Split This Rock Poetry Festival – Call for Session Proposals

06/30/2015  Sport Literate – Sport Shorts contest

06/30/2015  Streetlight Magazine – Streetlight’s 2015 Poetry Contest

06/30/2015  submission reading series – Poetry

06/30/2015  Tampa Bay Theatre Festival – 2015 Monologue and Scene Submissions

06/30/2015  The Burnside Review – Poetry Chapbooks

06/30/2015  The Found Poetry Review – Found Poetry Review Volume 10

06/30/2015  The Molotov Cocktail – Flash Fury Contest

06/30/2015  The Red Line – Un-themed Competition

06/30/2015  The Worcester Review – Poetry, Fiction

06/30/2015  ThrewLine Books – The Ottawa Object: Short Fiction

06/30/2015  TL Publishing Group – The Effects of Grace – Christian Anthology

06/30/2015  Tuesday; An Art Project – Themed Poetry Contest, Issue 12 Theme: “Samsara”

06/30/2015  Tuscany Press – Novel, Young Adult Novel, and Short Story Prize

06/30/2015  University of North Texas Press – 2015 Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction

06/30/2015  Whispering Prairie Press – Kansas City Voices Magazine, 3-for-all WP Press Contest, etc.

06/30/2015  Wisconsin Romance Writers of America – Write Touch Readers’ Award Contest

06/30/2015  Wordrunner eChapbooks – 2015 Fiction eChapbooks

06/30/2015  Writers Alliance of Gainesville – FICTION, POETRY, AND NONFICTION

Customizing the Look & Feel of Your Submission Form

June 10th, 2015 by

The Look & Feel settings in your organization’s Submittable account allow you to personalize the appearance of your submission form. We encourage you to upload a header image containing your organization’s name and/or logo and to customize your submission form’s colors, font, and the text of your ‘Submit’ button.

To customize your Look & Feel, follow these steps:

 

1. Click ‘More’ in the main navigation bar. Then select ‘Configurations’ and click the ‘Look & Feel’ tab on the left-hand side of the screen. (Note: If you’re using an older version of Submittable, click ‘Settings’ in the main navigation bar > ‘Look & Feel’).

More to Configurations

‘More’ menu

 

2. In the ‘Header Image’ section, click ‘Select image’ and choose the file containing your preferred header image. Our maximum recommended file size is 870 px wide by 170 px high, and files are automatically resized if needed. Acceptable file types are PNG, GIF, and JPG.

Header Image - Select file - V3

Put your organization name and/or logo in the header image.

 

3. After you have selected your header image, click ‘Upload image.’

 

4. In the ‘Page Styles’ section, choose your preferred colors, font type, and button text. Enter colors using hexadecimal values, or click on the blank box for each style category and use our popup color picker. As you make your selections, the ‘Quick Preview’ box on the right will show you what your current choices will look like.

Page Styles - Popup color picker - V3

Use the popup color picker to customize your page colors.

 

5. When you have finished customizing your Look & Feel options, click the ‘Save Look and Feel’ button at the bottom of the page. You can easily view your updated submission form by clicking the ‘Click to view live form’ link in the ‘Quick Preview’ box.

Quick Preview - View live form

See your Page Styles changes in the Quick Preview window. Also, access your live form at the highlighted link.

 

Questions? Email us at support@submittable.com.

Opportunities for June

June 1st, 2015 by

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06/01/2015  2015 Rapido! Take Four!! Composition Contest – Various regional registration

06/01/2015  3Elements Review – Art – Issue 7, Photography – Issue 7

06/01/2015  A Bad Penny Review – Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction

06/01/2015  American Literary Translators Association – 2015 ALTA Travel Fellowships

06/01/2015  Autumn Hill Books – Poetry or Prose in Translation , Literary Translation Manuscript

06/01/2015  Bayou Magazine – Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction

06/01/2015  Black Lawrence Press – Poetry or Fiction: Black River Chapbook Competition,

06/01/2015  Boulevard – Poetry Contest for Emerging Poets 2015

06/01/2015  Brain Mill Press – Driftless Unsolicited Novella Contest, Open Call for Submissions

06/01/2015  CBC Literary Prizes – CBC Poetry Prize

06/01/2015  City of Missoula Public Art Committee – Traffic Signal Box Art Call: Summer 2015

06/01/2015  College Book Art Association -Conference Proposals for Papers, Panels, and Roundtables

06/01/2015  CONSEQUENCE magazine – FICTION, NON-FICTION, POETRY, ETC.

06/01/2015  Darling Magazine – Online Drafts due May 2015

06/01/2015  Davis Arts Center – Davis Arts Center Holiday Sale Application 2015

06/01/2015  EKPHRASIS Poetry – June 27, 2015 Reading

06/01/2015  Emerald Coast Review ECR – Student sub., Nonfic., Artwork/Photographs , Poetry, Fiction

06/01/2015  Fourteen Hills – Fiction, Poetry, Flash Fiction, Creative Nonfic., etc.

06/01/2015  FreezeRay – Fiction, Poetry, Art/Photography/Webcomics

06/01/2015  Giertz Gallery at Parkland College – Exhibition Proposal

06/01/2015  Hayden’s Ferry Review – Art, Fiction, International/Translation, Poetry, Nonfiction

06/01/2015  Litquake – Litquake’s First-Ever Writing Contest

06/01/2015  Luminarts Cultural Foundation – Creative Writing Comp., High School Writing Program

06/01/2015  LUNA LUNA MAG – tip jar fiction, fiction pieces

06/01/2015  McLean Project for the Arts – MPAartfest 2015

06/01/2015  Minerva Rising – Owl Award

06/01/2015  Monkey Star Press –  My Mom Body: Reflections On Body Image and Motherhood, etc.

06/01/2015  Moon City Press – The 2015 Moon City Poetry Award

06/01/2015  Morehead Writing Project – Global Graffiti Summer Writing Camp

06/01/2015  Nashville Review – Fiction, Poetry

06/01/2015  Nat. Brut – Issue Six Poetry, Issue Six Visual Art/Comics, Issue Six Fiction

06/01/2015  New Hampshire State Council on the Arts – 2015 Governor’s Arts Awards Nomination

06/01/2015  New Vision Learning – Best College Essays 2015 Essay Competition

06/01/2015  NonBinary Review – NonBinary Review Issue #6: 1001 Arabian Nights

06/01/2015  Philadelphia Writers’ Conference – PWC Writers’ Club Scholarship

06/01/2015  Prix littéraires Radio-Canada – Prix de poésie

06/01/2015  Really System – Really System Issue Seven Submissions

06/01/2015  RED INK – Artwork, Academic Essays, Poetry, Prose

06/01/2015  Rose Metal Press – Rose Metal Press Open Reading Period Spring 2015

06/01/2015  Sediments Literary-Arts Journal – Art, Fiction, Poetry

06/01/2015  Sibling Rivalry Press – SRP Open-Submission Period – “Anything you wanna throw at us”

06/01/2015  Sixpenny – Graphic Short Story Submissions

06/01/2015  Society for Personality and Social Psychology – 2015 Book Prize, Various Awards

06/01/2015  Soundings Review – Children’s & Young Adult Literature, Fiction, Nonfiction

06/01/2015  Stories of Music – Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Photography, Photo Essay, etc.

06/01/2015  Streetlight Magazine – Streetlight’s 2015 Poetry Contest

06/01/2015  Surface Magazine – Avant Guardian

06/01/2015  Tammy – fiction, nonfiction, other, poetry, expedited

06/01/2015  The California Journal of Women Writers – Poetry, Prose

06/01/2015  The Common – Essays, Fiction

06/01/2015  The Conium Review – Web Fiction Submissions

06/01/2015  The Cupboard – The Cupboard Pamphlet’s Fifth-Ever Contest!

06/01/2015  The Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library -Photography and Artwork, Short Stories, etc.

06/01/2015  The Miss Black US Ambassador Scholarship Pageant – 2015 Volunteer Application

06/01/2015  The Quotable – Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Poetry

06/01/2015  TIFERET: A Journal of Spiritual Literature – Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

06/01/2015  Willow Springs Editions – Submit to the 2015 Spokane Prize in Short Fiction

06/01/2015  Winter Tangerine Review -Winter Tangerine Awards, Tip Jar: Winter Tangerine Awards

06/01/2015  workshopresidence – Annual Residency Competition: 2015

06/01/2015  YesYes Books – for Pamet River Prize 2015 Semi-finalists

06/02/2015  Bird’s Thumb – Poetry, Fiction, Essay

06/02/2015  Oberlin College Press – 2015 FIELD Poetry Prize

06/02/2015  Twelve Winters Press – An anthology of transgressive and multimodal narratives in print

06/03/2015  Lawndale Art Center – The Big Show- Call for Entries, Lawndale Artist Studio Program

06/05/2015  Artspace – 2016/17 Call for Submissions

06/05/2015  Joan Mitchell Center – Joan Mitchell Center Artist-in-Residence Program Application 2016

06/05/2015  Monmouth Museum – CALL FOR ENTRIES: Please Touch! Sculpture Exhibition

06/05/2015  The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes – 2015 QuickARTS Grant Application

06/05/2015  The Rag – Submission Only

06/05/2015  Write A House – 2015: Fiction, 2015: Nonfiction, 2015: Poetry

06/06/2015  Bare Fiction – Poetry, Fiction, and  Theater Submissions

06/06/2015  Home School – Home School Alumni Update

06/06/2015  The Postscript Journal – Poetry, Prose, and Art Submissions

06/07/2015  (Re)visions Festival: Video Performance Art – (Re)visions Film Festival Submissions

06/07/2015  carte blanche – comics

06/07/2015  Eclectica Magazine – Word Poem Challenge

06/07/2015  Fidea Design GmbH – Bewerbung Label für DesignSchenken 2015

06/07/2015  Slideluck – Bushwick IV, Buenos Aires II, Fez II, Istanbul, Austin VII

06/08/2015  ArtsWorcester – ONE More

06/08/2015  Creative Nonfiction – Apply for a Writing Pittsburgh Fellowship

06/09/2015  Raging Aardvark Publications – Twisted Tales 2015

06/09/2015  Raging Aardvark Publications – Twisted Tales 2015

06/10/2015  CoderDojo – Coolest Projects Showcase

06/10/2015  Fiction Attic Press – Essays & Short Memoir

06/10/2015  Immersion Journals – Photography Submissions, Writing Submissions

06/10/2015  Quiet Lightning – Quiet Lightning: Beast Crawl + Night Light

06/10/2015  The Mariago Collective – Open Air Artfest Submission

06/10/2015  The New Quarterly Literary Society Inc. – The Peter Hinchcliffe Short Fiction Award

06/11/2015  Smashbox Studios – 2015 Assistants Show Application

06/11/2015  The Pacific Art League of Palo Alto – July 2015 Members’ Exhibit

06/11/2015  United Way of Missoula County – 2015 day of Action Project Submission

06/12/2015  American Association for State and Local History – Small Museums Scholarship

06/12/2015  EKPHRASIS Poetry – June 27, 2015 Reading

06/12/2015  Lit Crawl L.A. – Lit Crawl Los Angeles Submission

06/12/2015  M Literary Residency – The M Literary Residency Programme, 2016-17

06/12/2015  Missoula Downtown Association – River City Roots Festival Art Show 2015

06/12/2015  NARS Foundation – Juried Solo Exhibition Program 2015

06/12/2015  Peace Corps Commemorative Design Competition – Stage I: Design Concept

06/12/2015  Vignette Review – SUMMER: VOLUME 1: ISSUE 1

06/13/2015  A.I.R. Gallery – CURRENTS – Submit Video, CURRENTS – Submit Images

06/14/2015  Another Spectacle – De Lima’s VA Exhibit

06/14/2015  Crafty Mart – Vendor Applications

06/14/2015  Indian Summer Quarterly – Art., Flash Fiction, Poetry

06/14/2015  The Peregrine Fund – Enter 1 or 2 photos, Enter 3 or 4 photos

06/14/2015  Writers at Work – Kirstin Scott 2015, Emma Komlos-Hrobsky 2015

06/15/2015  American Short Fiction – American Short Fiction– Short Story Contest

06/15/2015  Artist in Residence in Everglades – 2016 AIRIE Application

06/15/2015  Big Lucks – THE RUTH STONE FIRST BOOK PRIZE

06/15/2015  Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review – Poetry, Essays and Book Reviews

06/15/2015  Caldera – Artist in Residence Application – for Individuals, Collaborations

06/15/2015  Carolina Wren Press – 2015 Carolina Wren Press Poetry Series

06/15/2015  Copper Canyon Press – General Submissions, Spring 2015

06/15/2015  December – 2015 december Awards-Curt Johnson Prose Award, etc

06/15/2015  Film Consortium San Diego – 2016 San Diego STUDENT Film Awards and Screenings

06/15/2015  freeze frame fiction – YA flash fiction—v2, art—a2 (vol 2: YA), flash fiction—q5

06/15/2015  Green Mountains Review – Neil Shepard Prize – Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

06/15/2015  Kansas Authors Club – Poetry: Classic Forms, Free Verse, Japanese Form, etc

06/15/2015  Kill Your Darlings – S.D. Harvey Short Story Award

06/15/2015  Lighthouse Writers Workshop – Fort Lyon Writer-in-Residence Application

06/15/2015  MANGO Publications – Premier Revival Anthology: IT’S A WHOLE NEW MANGO NOW!

06/15/2015  New Rivers Press – American Fiction Short Story Award 2015

06/15/2015  New York Festival of Light – 2015 New York Festival of Light

06/15/2015  Next City – Next City Fellowship

06/15/2015  Philadelphia Stories – Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction

06/15/2015  Pilgrimage Magazine – Fall 2015 (39.2)-Beginnings

06/15/2015  Rattle – Young Poets Anthology

06/15/2015  rawboned – Marrow Award for Short Nonfict, Compass Point Award for Flash Fict

06/15/2015  Ruminate Magazine – Nonfiction General Submissions

06/15/2015  storySouth – Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction

06/15/2015  Swan Scythe Press – 2015 Swan Scythe Press Poetry Chapbook Contest

06/15/2015  Texas Review Press – 2015 Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize

06/15/2015  That Uppity Theatre Company – 2016 St Louis Briefs Festival of Short LGBT Plays!

06/15/2015  The Bitter Oleander Press – Bitter Oleander Press Library of Poetry Award

06/15/2015  The Conium Review – Web Fiction Submissions, Book & Chapbook Submissions

06/15/2015  The HerStories Project – So Glad They Told Me: Women On Getting Real About Motherhood

06/15/2015  The Tishman Review – The Tishman Review’s Edna St. Vincent Millay Poetry Prize

06/15/2015  ThrewLine Books – The Ottawa Object: Short Fiction

06/15/2015  Tokyo International Photography Festival – Concurso Internacional de Fotografía de Tokio

06/15/2015  Two Trees | Cultural Space Subsidy Program – Cultural Space Subsidy Program: Artist App

06/15/2015  Wicked Banshee Press – Poetry//Chapbook Contest

06/15/2015  Writers Abroad – Kaleidoscope Anthology 2015 – FICTION, POETRY

06/15/2015  Zimbell House Publishing, LLC – Anthology: Pagan