February Submission Opportunities

February 3rd, 2016 by














02/03/2016  Crazyhorse – Fiction, Poetry, & Nonfiction Prizes

02/03/2016  Sun Valley Film Festival – The Film Lab – A work-in-progress film competition

02/03/2016  YBCA Fellows – YBCA Fellows

02/04/2016  Arizona Commission on the Arts – Professional Development Grant Cycle C

02/04/2016  Brooklyn Arts Council – 2016 BAC Community Arts Grants Change of Scope Form

02/04/2016  Chicago Tribune – Nelson Algren Literary Awards

02/04/2016  Crowder Quill – Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, 2D art, 3D art, photography, Digital art

02/04/2016  Fence – Fiction, Poetry, Other

02/04/2016  fresh inc festival – 2016 Composer Application

02/04/2016  Gallery 1506 at The Silver Room – CALL FOR ART – “THE GREATEST”

02/04/2016  Nashville Review – Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction

02/04/2016  Sabhal Mòr Ostaig – Visual Artist Residency 2016

02/04/2016  The Dupont Underground – Re-Ball! Early-bird Registration

02/04/2016  VisArts – Call for VisArts Student Art

02/05/2016  Academy of American Poets Prize at PSH – Poetry Prize at Penn State Harrisburg

02/05/2016  Brainchild – Photography, Fine Art

02/05/2016  Bromfield Gallery – TRANS

02/05/2016  Gallery House – Gallery House Fellowship Application Spring 2016

02/05/2016  Hermeneutic Chaos – Chapbook Submission

02/05/2016  Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards -Emerging Artist Award

02/05/2016  LUC Department of Fine and Performing Arts – Dance, Music, Theatre Scholarship

02/05/2016  Minerva Rising – Journal – Prose, Journal – Poetry, Journal – Artwork & Photography

02/05/2016  Ox-Bow – MFA Residency, Faculty Residency, Glass Studio & Metals Studio Technician

02/05/2016  Scottsdale Public Art – Fire Station 613 Public Art Project

02/05/2016  SFSU Cinema Department – Master of Arts in Cinema Studies

02/05/2016  SHARKPACK Poetry Review – Poetry, Flash Fiction, Visual Art

02/05/2016  Slideluck – Slideluck NAPLES, SLIDELUCK Ubud II

02/05/2016  Soliloquies Anthology – Creative Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry

02/05/2016  Southern Documentary Fund – SDF Executive Director Application

02/05/2016  subTerrain Magazine –  “Secrets” – FICTION, POETRY, NON-FICTION

02/05/2016  Suffolk Radiation Science – Radiation Therapy Application 2016

02/05/2016  The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes – Grant Application, Call for Artists

02/05/2016  The Bruce J. Anderson Foundation – Request for Proposals

02/05/2016  The Cisneros Center for New Americans – Communications Intern Application

02/05/2016  The Dean’s Art Gallery – Spring 2016 Show

02/05/2016  The Offbeat – Fiction, Poetry, Non-Fiction, Graphic Stories

02/05/2016  The SCCC Creative Writing Festival – Creative Writing Awards: Poetry/SCCC Students

02/06/2016  Barrelhouse – Blog Call: The Weirdest Love of All

02/06/2016  Mineral School – Writing Fellowship, Poetry Residency

02/06/2016  Norman Arts Council – Featured Individual Artists Exhibition Awards

02/06/2016  The Albion Review – Charles Crupi Memorial High School Poetry Contest 2016

02/06/2016  What the Thunder Said – Flash Fiction, One-act Play, Creative Non-fiction, Poetry

02/07/2016  Alexia Foundation – Alexia Foundation 2016 Professional Grant

02/07/2016  Creative Writing @ Fordham – Various Literary Prizes

02/07/2016  DCTV – Docu Work-In-Progress Lab – Winter/Spring 2016

02/07/2016  Disquiet International Literary Program – Literary Prize 2016, Fellowship Application

02/07/2016  EMP Publishing – Professional Editing Services through EMP Publishing

02/07/2016  Exile Publishing – New Canadian Comedy: Call for submissions

02/07/2016  KYSO Flash – Triple-F Contest, General Submissions

02/07/2016  Mandala Journal – Fiction, Art, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry

02/07/2016  Open Field – Art Submissions

02/07/2016  The Carr Center – Picturing Rorschach

02/07/2016  The Cooper Union Pre-College Art Programs – Cooper Union Art Pre-College Outreach

02/07/2016  The Laundromat Project – Create Change Fellowship, Residency, & Commissions

02/07/2016  The New Foundation Seattle – Career Incentive Funds

02/07/2016  YSU Student Literary Arts Association – Contest: Ten-Minute Playwriting, Fiction, Poetry

02/08/2016  Aerie International – Writing, Visual Art & Photography

02/08/2016  Earlham College: The Crucible – Poetry, Prose (Fiction and Creative Nonfiction)

02/08/2016  Etchings – Etchings Press Chapbook Contest, Etchings Press Novella Contest

02/08/2016  Iowa Young Writers’ Studio – IYWS Application

02/08/2016  New Venture Championship – Application — New Venture Championship 2016

02/08/2016  Snapdragon: A Journal of Art & Healing – Photography

02/08/2016  The Westmont Phoenix – Writing Submission, Art Submission

02/08/2016  Treefort Music Fest – ALEFORT – BREWERIES 2016

02/08/2016  UCSF CME – Submit Innovations Abstract

02/09/2016  Harvard Educational Review – 2016-2018 HER Editorial Board Application

02/09/2016  Standpoint – Mark Tanner Sculpture Award 2016-17

02/10/2016  Alembic Literary Magazine – Poetry, Artwork, Fiction, Photography, Nonfiction

02/10/2016  Children’s Literacy Foundation – CLiF Year of the Book 2016-2017 application

02/10/2016  East Fork – High School Writing Contest

02/10/2016  Falcon Ridge Folk Festival – Falcon Ridge Featured Artist

02/10/2016  Kennedy Center – 2016 VSA International Young Soloists Competition – Soloists

02/10/2016  Loyola Academy – Admissions Applications 2015 – 2016

02/10/2016  thread literary inquiry – Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Flash Fiction

02/11/2016  Downtown OKC, Inc. – Sheridan Avenue Underpass

02/11/2016  The Roaring Muse – Spring Publication

02/12/2016  AMPLIFYHER – Call for Submissions

02/12/2016  Beecher’s Magazine – Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

02/12/2016  Bethesda Urban Partnership – Poetry Contest – Adult & High School Category

02/12/2016  Bronx Council on the Arts – 2015 Arts Fund Final Report

02/12/2016  Caesura Literary Magazine – Caesura 2016

02/12/2016  Center for Outdoor Living Design – COLDSCAPES Competition Registration

02/12/2016  Crafty Mart – 2016 Mom & Pop Shoppe Vendor Application

02/12/2016  Forward Young Responses – Forward Young Responses

02/12/2016  Harvard Book Store – Story Submissions, Cover Art Submissions

02/12/2016  Indiana Association of School Broadcasters – High School and College Video Submissions

02/12/2016  IWMF – African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative Fellowship, ETC

02/12/2016  Luminarts Cultural Foundation – Classical & Jazz Fellowships

02/12/2016  Pathos Literary Magazine – Poetry, Prose, Visual Art

02/12/2016  PGPF Fiscal Internship Program – Fiscal Internship Applicants 2016

02/12/2016  Quirk – Poetry, Short Fiction, Visual Arts

02/12/2016  Samuel French – The Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival

02/12/2016  Smartgeometry – sg2016 Workshop Application

02/12/2016  The Arts Center of the Capital Region – Collar City Craft Fest 2016: Call for Entries

02/12/2016  The Pacific Art League of Palo Alto – Fur, Feathers & Fins

02/12/2016  Transfer Magazine – Transfer 111 Writing Submissions

02/14/2016  AIPF – di-vêrsé-city Anthology Submission 2016

02/14/2016  Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts – Artscape 2016

02/14/2016  Carbon 2016 – Carbon 2016 Short Abstracts

02/14/2016  Concrete Literary Magazine – Online: Prose (March Issue), Online: Poetry (March Issue)

02/14/2016  Cordite Poetry Review – Poetry Submissions to Cordite 54: NO THEME V

02/14/2016  Guttenberg Arts – Space and Time Artist Residency: Summer 2016

02/14/2016  Harlequin – #MedicalBlitz Submission Fast Track!

02/14/2016  Jovenes Adelante – Solicitud 2016

02/14/2016  Northwest Boulevard – Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Art

02/14/2016  Periphery Journal – Periphery 2016 Submissions

02/14/2016  Sagebrush Review – Poetry, Short Fiction, Short Non-Fiction, Collaborations

02/14/2016  Sheepshead Review – Nonfiction, Poetry, Visual Arts, Fiction

02/14/2016  The Found Poetry Review – BOWIETRY: A Tribute to David Bowie

02/14/2016  The Paddle Wheeler – Fiction, Poetry, Art

02/14/2016  Ventura County Writers Club – 16th Annual Poetry Contest

02/15/2016  [PANK] – Free Submission – Step Out of Line

02/15/2016  ACC Writers Studio Contest and Progenitor Journal – Poetry, Nonfiction, Art, Etc

02/15/2016  Alderworks Alaska Writers & Artists Retreat – 2016 Alderworks Residency Application

02/15/2016  American Short Fiction – American Short(er) Fiction Contest

02/15/2016  Artadia – 2016 Los Angeles Awards

02/15/2016  Artscape – Call for Proposals for Daniels Spectrum Artist-in-Residence

02/15/2016  Big Wonderful Press – Purchase Our Chapbook and Submit Yours

02/15/2016  BOAAT PRESS – BOAAT – Gaps in Essays

02/15/2016  Busybird Publishing – The Great Novella Search II

02/15/2016  Canthius Literary Journal – Short Fiction, Poetry

02/15/2016  Center for Women Writers – Award in Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, & Fiction


02/15/2016  Damozel – Poetry 2016

02/15/2016  East City Art Media LLC – EMULSION 2016

02/15/2016  Epiphany Magazine – Fiction, Nonfiction/Memoir, Poetry, Under 30 (prose only)

02/15/2016  Feature Shoot – Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards 2015

02/15/2016  Fiction International – Taboo Text (fiction, nonfiction, indeterminate prose), Taboo Visuals

02/15/2016  Friends Journal – May 2016: Gender and Sexuality

02/15/2016  Geist – Postcard Story Contest, Postcard Story Contest Additional Entry

02/15/2016  Hub City Press – FICTION, NONFICTION

02/15/2016  Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine –  Essay Contest: Patients, Providers, and Pets

02/15/2016  Kellogg Hubbard Library – Call for Poems: PoemCity 2016

02/15/2016  Luna Station Quarterly – Issue 026

02/15/2016  MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists Program – Makers’ Mill Fellow Program

02/15/2016  matchbook – Ad Story Submissions

02/15/2016  MFA Greensboro – Fiction Writing Sample, Poetry Writing Sample

02/15/2016  Mineral School – Writing Fellowship, Poetry Residency, Prose Residency

02/15/2016  Muse A Journal – Poetry, Tip-Jar Poetry

02/15/2016  New American Press – NEW AMERICAN POETRY PRIZE 2016

02/15/2016  Notre Dame International – Collaboration Grants with the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

02/15/2016  On Spec Magazine – On Spec Magazine – Short Story submissions

02/15/2016  Orange County NY Arts Council – Functional Objects: Call for Art

02/15/2016  Orange Regional Medical Center – Call for Art – Orange Regional Medical Center

02/15/2016  Orison Books – The 2016 Orison Prize in Fiction, The 2016 Orison Prize in Poetry

02/15/2016  Phantom Books – 2016 Breitling Chapbook Prize

02/15/2016  RISD Museum – Spalter Teaching Fellowship

02/15/2016  Saint Paul Almanac – Submit Your Writing to the Saint Paul Almanac

02/15/2016  Sand Hills Literary Magazine – Drama, Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Visual Art

02/15/2016  Sierra Nevada Review – Nonfiction, Fiction, Poetry

02/15/2016  SIGNATURES Art + Literature Magazine – Text, 2D Imagery, Moving Image, Digital Literature

02/15/2016  Society for Personality and Social Psychology – 2016 EASP Application

02/15/2016  Startup Art Fair – stARTup Art Fair San Francisco: 2016 Artist Application

02/15/2016  Tempe Community Writing Contest 2016 – Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

02/15/2016  The Boiler Journal – Poetry Submission, Fiction Submission, Creative Non-Fiction

02/15/2016  The Citron Review – Queer Issue – Poetry

02/15/2016  The Collapsar – Nonfiction, Poetry, Fiction

02/15/2016  The Freshwater Review – poetry, prose, art

02/15/2016  The Journal – The Non/Fiction Collection Prize

02/15/2016  The National Poetry Series – Submissions 2016

02/15/2016  The National WWII Museum – The National WWII Museum Summer Teacher Institute

02/15/2016  The Oval – Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Visual Art

02/15/2016  The Poetry Society – Poetry News Members’ Poems competition

02/15/2016  The Poetry Society of South Carolina – Various Poetry Prizes

02/15/2016  The Sarah Awards – The Sarah Awards, The Sarah Awards (College Application)

02/15/2016  The Suburban Review – The Corner: OUT/RAGE

02/15/2016  Tucson Pima Arts Council – Pima County Grant 2014-2015 Final Report

02/15/2016  University of Arizona Poetry Center – Student Poetry Contests, Clark Fiction Award

02/15/2016  Virginia Festival of the Book Teen Writing Contest – Teen Photography Contest, Prose, Poetry

02/15/2016  Waccamaw – Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

02/15/2016  wherewithal – POETRY SUBMISSIONS-Issue 4

02/15/2016  Words Without Borders – Ottaway Award for the Promotion of International Literature

02/15/2016  Yeats Society of New York – 2016 Yeats Poetry Prize – Alfred Corn, Judge

02/15/2016  Yellow Chair Review – Poetry, Flash Fiction/Non-Fiction, Photography/Art

02/15/2016  Zimbell House Publishing, LLC – Anthology: Where Cowboys Roam

02/16/2016  Escape Pod – Escape Pod Flash Fiction Contest (2016)

02/16/2016  Michigan Interscholastic Press Association – Administrator of the Year Nomination

02/16/2016  Missouri College Media Association (MCMA) – Contest Registration

02/16/2016  North Carolina Literary Review – Doris Betts Fiction Prize

02/16/2016  Seattle University – Fragments Prose, Poetry Submissions, Visual Art Submissions

02/16/2016  The Echo: Furman University’s Literary Magazine – Fiction, Poetry, Photography, Studio Art

02/16/2016  The Greensboro Review – Fiction, Poetry, Fiction – Subscribers, Poetry – Subscribers

02/18/2016  Quiz & Quill – Art Submissions & Spring Magazine Cover Contest

02/18/2016  SMPS Colorado – Sponsorship

02/19/2016  2016 Communicators Forum Maroon and Gold Awards – Design, Interactive, Writing

02/19/2016  APA Los Angeles – Off The Clock 2016

02/19/2016  Bethesda Urban Partnership – Bethesda Painting Awards

02/19/2016  ISRI/SRIF 2016 Conference – Poster Submission

02/19/2016  Kennedy Center – Tiny Plays Playwriting Challenge, Education Young Soloists’ Competition

02/19/2016  Meat for Tea: The Valley Review – Recipes, Flash and microfiction, Art, Poetry,etc

02/19/2016  Michigan Interscholastic Press Association – Various Awards for Journalism

02/19/2016  Missoula Public Library – Writing Contest – FICTION, Writing Contest – NON-FICTION

02/19/2016  PNWA – A Dozen Categories for Writing Submissions

02/19/2016  Rocky Mountain Communication Association – Individual paper submissions 2016

02/19/2016  Soupstone Literary Magazine – Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Poetry, Visual Art, Photography

02/19/2016  TCU’s Creative Writing Awards 2016 – DRAMA, ESSAY, FICTION, POETRY, SHORT STORY

02/19/2016  Treefort Music Fest – T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST 2016

02/19/2016  Under Western Skies – Individual Presentation / Poster Submissions, Panel Submissions

02/19/2016  WUD Publications – Souvenirs Spring 2016 Call for Submissions

02/19/2016  Yellow Chair Review – 2016 ITWOW Anthology

Submishmash Weekly: February 1 – 8

February 2nd, 2016 by

Submishmash Weekly is a weekly human-curated newsletter bringing news and opportunities in publishing and other creative industries to artists, filmmakers, and writers. If you enjoy what you read here, please consider forwarding it. New readers can subscribe here. Thanks!


Publishing & Journalism:

Bruce Cole, former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, asks, What’s wrong with the humanities?

The New Yorker‘s Comma Queen re-affirms the greatness of the Oxford comma.

The Chronicle‘s Corinne Ruff explores new majors that combine computer science with the humanities.

On Popaganda, Sarah Mirk interviews journalists on writing about race.


Some opportunities:

Barrelhouse: The Weirdest Love of All

AMPLIFY(HER) is looking for submissions of art, prose, poetry, short stories, photography and/or mixed media from undocumented Asian women (including trans and gender non-conforming people).

Beecher’s Magazine is accepting poetry, nonfiction, and fiction, including flash fiction.

Harvard Book Store is calling for short short fiction and cover art for their anthology Mitochondria III.

The Iowa Young Writers’ Studio is accepting applications from high school students for their two-week summer program in poetry, fiction, or creative writing (a survey that includes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction).


Film & Performance:

The Film Lab-2

Sun Valley Film Festival’s The Film Lab invites two teams of filmmakers in their final stages of post-production to screen their films as a work-in-progress at the festival in Idaho this March. The Film Lab’s audience will meet the filmmakers and give feedback. The winning film will receive $5,000 from Tito’s Handmade Vodka in finishing funds.

Samuel French OOB Festival

The Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival is accepting plays or musicals of 30 minutes or less. 30 semi-finalists will present their plays during the festival in August at an Off Broadway theatre in New York City. Six winning plays will be published and licensed by Samuel French Inc.



Slideluck is calling for image and multimedia submissions from international artists for upcoming slideshows in Naples, Tokyo, Ubud, and Trieste.

The Alexia Foundation is accepting applications from professional photographers and visual journalists for grants toward producing work that
promotes world peace and cultural understanding. The grant recipient will receive $20,000 for the production of the proposed project.

London’s Standpoint Gallery invites artists in the UK to apply for the Mark Tanner Sculpture Award. The winning artist will receive £8,000 towards the making of new work, plus a solo show at the gallery.



Luminarts is accepting applications for their classical music and jazz fellowship competitions for high school students and musicians age 25 to 30 in the Chicago area.


Creative Job Openings:

Kornhaber Brown is seeking a co-writer to work with PBS Game/Show host Jamin Warren to write episode scripts for their YouTube series.

Colette Patterns has openings for a sample sewist and a front-end web developer.



This email was put together by Asta, Michael, Laurie, JR, Caitlin, and your team at Submittable. If you have news that you think we missed, please send it to newsletter@submittable.com. Got high-quality writing or artwork related to publishing or digital media? Consider submitting it to our blog. If you enjoy what you read here, please forward it to help spread the word. New readers can subscribe here. Thanks!

Guest Post: The Submittable Blues

February 1st, 2016 by

This post was originally published on January 27, 2016, at BetterViewoftheMoon.blogspot.com.


Do you have a Submittable problem?

Do you log into Submittable several times a day, just to see if the status of your work has magically shifted from “Received” to “In-Progress”?

Have you ever found yourself howling and shaking your fist at the sky after detecting no apparent movement by editors?

Quit that. You’re misunderstanding the system.


(Image courtesy of Karen Craigo)

“Work can get quite a bit of attention and never show up on Submittable as ‘In-Progress.'” (Image courtesy of Karen Craigo)


Magazines that accept electronic submissions typically choose from one of the two most popular systems, Submittable or the CLMP Submission Manager. Having worked on the editorial side of both systems, I like many aspects of the CLMP system for discussion and response to submission, but as a writer, Submittable wins, hands down.

When you send work to a magazine using Submittable, all of your contact info and even your bio are preloaded. You attach a file and press send and that’s it. With CLMP’s Submission Manager, it is necessary to type in that information for every new magazine, and on subsequent visits, you need to enter a password to withdraw or leave a note or submit again. I dislike fussy submission procedures, whether we’re talking picky guidelines or a lot of data entry, so Submittable suits me just fine.

I find, however, that writers — even writers who are experienced submitters — misunderstand what happens with their work once a journal receives it, and the misunderstanding stems from the Status area of the Submittable site.

Submittable offers a number of status updates, but the ones that cause consternation are for manuscripts that are actively being vetted: “Received” and “In-Progress.”

When work is received by a magazine, the status reflects that fact; it reads, “Received.” At this point, journals begin their very individualized processes of considering manuscripts.

The false assumption of some writers is that editors completely ignore their work until the status shifts over to “In-Progress.” Convinced that their work is languishing unread, they grow vexed at the inattention.

In actuality, work can get quite a bit of attention and never show up on Submittable as “In-Progress.” All “In-Progress” means is that some action has been taken on a submission — for instance, a manuscript has been assigned to a reader, or it has been forwarded to a staff member, or it has received a written in-house comment in the Submittable system. That’s certainly a sign that something is happening.

However, apparent lack of action does not necessarily equate with lack of attention. Submittable charges journals for editor access, and there are different levels of membership for different sizes of staff. Most journals get by on a shoestring, in my experience; they find ways to economize and make do with as little overhead as possible.

Maybe that means editors fudge a little and share sign-ins. No need to forward work if everyone reads on the same password, right? Thus, the status would still say “Received” deep into the process.

Or maybe a small magazine has a single person in charge of each genre, or even in charge of the whole shebang. There is no forwarding then, and no need to pass along notes.

Or maybe to save money, journals print out the work that screeners like best. That means, once again, no forward, and no status change.

At the magazine I served for a dozen years, we had only one computer. You get where I’m going with this; when two or three heads are bent over the same screen, there is no need to forward, and no trigger for a status change.

Yet time and time again, I participate in online forums where writers lament the fact that their work just sits there. Everyone grumbles. Occasionally someone with some editorial experience may offer the perspective I just outlined, but the news never gains traction. We visit sites like that because we seek commiseration — not to hear some wiseacre yak.

But I should confess: I do the same damned thing. I’ve been on Submittable four times today, certain I’ve missed an acceptance e-mail — something faulty today with Google or Safari or Mac. Sunspots. Pirates. Martians. I submitted a lot of things in the vortex known as “September,” see, and there’s something about September submissions; editors save them for last. October, November, even December submissions are cleared out, but there sits September. Ignored.

If this sounds like crazy-talk, it’s because it is. Most of this submission game is governed by idiosyncrasy and chance. Journals have their own ways of doing things; submissions get responses in their own due time (or they don’t — but that’s another issue, and a blog post for another day).

My advice? Don’t watch the calendar (or the clock) over those old submissions. Instead, write something new. And by all means, simultaneously submit — there’s more than one show in town.

In short, move forward. Find your audience. And show editors they need to get a move on if they want the privilege of publishing your work.


Note: The opinions expressed by guest bloggers at the Submittable blog are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Submittable. 


BIO: Karen Craigo is the author of No More Milk, forthcoming in 2016 from Sundress Publications. She is also the nonfiction editor of Mid-American Review, the interviews editor of SmokeLong Quarterly, and the editor of Gingko Tree Review. She teaches writing in Springfield, Missouri, and maintains the blog Better View of the Moon, where this post originally appeared.



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Submishmash Weekly: January 25 to February 1

January 26th, 2016 by

Submishmash Weekly is a weekly human-curated newsletter bringing news and opportunities in publishing and other creative industries to artists, filmmakers, and writers. If you enjoy what you read here, please consider forwarding it. New readers can subscribe here. Thanks!


Publishing & Journalism:

We like Real Pants’ Aphorisms About Writing. Among our favorites: “I would write more books, but I prefer ideas.”

Amy Tan is thrilled to have had a bloodsucking leech named after her.

Chuck Wendig lists 25 hard truths about writing and publishing.

Literary Hub’s Morgan Jerkins discusses writing while black.


Some opportunities:

American Short Fiction: American Short(er) Fiction Contest

Sonora Review is calling for submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

Lisbon’s Disquiet International Literary Program is accepting fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for their 2016 DISQUIET Prize. Winners will be published in Guernica(fiction), Ninth Letter (nonfiction), and The Collagist (poetry). One grand prize winner will receive a full scholarship, accommodations, and travel stipend to attend the annual program in Lisbon, Portugal.

3Elements Review is calling for poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction for their upcoming Issue 10. The submissions must contain the words Measure, Cleave, Sliver.

Montreal’s Soliloquies Anthology is accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction from international writers.

Bustle is looking for college students or recent graduates to contribute to an initiative called Bustle On Campus. They’re looking for writing on sex, dating, sexual assault, race, gender, debt, mental health, eating disorders, Greek life, academic pressures, and substance abuse as experienced by college students.


Film & Performance:

The Film Lab-2

Sun Valley Film Festival’s The Film Lab invites two teams of filmmakers in their final stages of post-production to screen their films as a work-in-progress at the festival in Idaho this March. The Film Lab’s audience will meet the filmmakers and give feedback. The winning film will receive $5,000 from Tito’s Handmade Vodka in finishing funds.



BlackRock Center for the Arts is accepting proposals for solo, themed, and group exhibitions from artists and curators of all media in Maryland and neighboring states.

UPPERCASE magazine is calling for one-sided bookmark designs to be featured in their upcoming issue 29.

Maine’s Tides Institute & Museum of Art (TIMA) is accepting applications from visual artists for their StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence Program. Artists have access to private studios, common work areas, and a printmaking and letterpress studio.

The Philadelphia Sculpture Gym Gallery is accepting black and white sculptures for their March 2016 Black and White Exhibition.



Music Omi invites international composers and performers to their collaborative music-making residency program this summer in the Hudson River Valley of New York.

Ablaze Records is calling for submissions of choral scores, orchestral scores, and scores for Guzheng and string quarter for upcoming 2016 recordings in the Czech Republic and Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Creative Job Openings:

Guernica has openings for managing editor and executive nonfiction editor positions.

Houston’s Fresh Arts Coalition seeks an executive director.



This email was put together by Asta, Michael, Laurie, JR, Caitlin, and your team at Submittable. If you have news that you think we missed, please send it to newsletter@submittable.com. Got high-quality writing or artwork related to publishing or digital media? Consider submitting it to our blog. If you enjoy what you read here, please forward it to help spread the word. New readers can subscribe here. Thanks!

Submishmash Weekly: January 18-25

January 19th, 2016 by

Submishmash Weekly is a weekly human-curated newsletter bringing news and opportunities in publishing and other creative industries to artists, filmmakers, and writers. If you enjoy what you read here, please consider forwarding it. New readers can subscribe here. Thanks!


Publishing & Journalism:

At The Rumpus, Genevieve Iverson interviews Sanae Ishida on writing her children’s book Little Kunoichi, The Ninja Girl and how perfection is boring.

Elle‘s Glynnis MacNicol gives an insider’s look at the women who worked as writers and editors at Playboy.

At Slate, Lowen Liu looks at El Chapo’s line edits for his interview with Sean Penn.

Art critic Ben Davis asks, Do you have to be rich to be successful as an artist?


Some opportunities:

Arts & Letters is accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction.

As Us is calling for fiction, poetry, nonfiction, spoken word pieces, and art from women of color, gender non-conforming, and trans people of color in academia (students, faculty, staff, or affiliates) for a special issue on higher education.

Australia’s World Wetlands Day Poetry Prize is accepting poems from international writers of all ages. The judge is Sarah Day.

North Carolina Writers’ Network is calling for entries for their Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize, administered by the Great Smokies Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Writers from any geographic location can submit. The winner receives $1000.

The Sidney Hillman Foundation is accepting entries for the 2016 Hillman Prizes which honor investigative journalism and commentary in service of the common good. The contest is open to journalists and subjects globally. Winners are awarded travel to New York City and a $5000 prize.


Film & Performance:

The Film Lab-2

Sun Valley Film Festival’s The Film Lab invites two teams of filmmakers in their final stages of post-production to screen their films as a work-in-progress at the festival in Idaho this March. The Film Lab’s audience will meet the filmmakers and give feedback. The winning film will receive $5,000 from Tito’s Handmade Vodka in finishing funds.

Yorkton Film Festival

Yorkton Film Festival invites Canadian filmmakers, producers, and distributors to submit productions of 60 minutes and under for their May 2016 festival in Saskatchewan. Categories include animation, children’s, community television, documentary, drama, experimental, short subjects, student work, and performing arts.



Wysing Arts Center in Cambridge, England, is accepting applications from artists at any stage of their careers for 8-week residencies in 2016.

The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) invites people around the world–including artists, scientists, designers, students, activists, and entrepreneurs–to submit proposals for the 2016 Fuller Challenge. A $100,000 grand prize is awarded to one outstanding strategy that creatively addresses humanity’s most pressing problems.

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is calling for submissions of 2D and 3D art from around the world for their CityScapes Online Juried Art Competition.



New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is accepting applications from artists living in New York State and/or Indian Nations located in New York State for their Artists’ Fellowships in music / sound, photography, playwriting / screenwriting, choreography, and architecture / environmental structures / design. Fellows receive $7,000 cash awards.


Creative Job Openings:

The RISD Museum’s summer internship program is accepting applications from undergraduate and graduate students, including those graduating in the spring of 2016.

Blog University is looking for instructors to teach courses for bloggers and authors at the BlogU conference. The conference will be held this June at the University of Maryland, College Park.



This email was put together by Asta, Michael, Laurie, JR, Caitlin, and your team at Submittable. If you have news that you think we missed, please send it to newsletter@submittable.com. Got high-quality writing or artwork related to publishing or digital media? Consider submitting it to our blog. If you enjoy what you read here, please forward it to help spread the word. New readers can subscribe here. Thanks!

January Opportunities

January 14th, 2016 by














01/14/2016  Concrete Literary Magazine – Print: Prose, Print: Poetry, Online: Poetry (February Issue)

01/14/2016  Hillyer Art Space – TYPECAST

01/14/2016  IMRC Center – IMRC Fall 2016 Researcher in Residence

01/14/2016  matchbook – Website Submissions

01/14/2016  Mississippi State University Department of Art – Photography Portfolio Review 2016

01/14/2016  Slideluck – SLIDELUCK Tokyo

01/14/2016  The Modern Quilt Guild – QuiltCon Charity Quilt Recap Blog Post

01/14/2016  Thin Line Fest – Photo 2016 – Late Deadline

01/15/2016  Alderworks Alaska Writers & Artists Retreat – 2016 Alderworks Residency Application


01/15/2016  Art Center Sarasota – VISUALLY SPEAKING Juried Exhibition January 28 – March 5, 2016

01/15/2016  ArtsWorcester – NOW! New Works, New Artists

01/15/2016  ASBMB Today -“Coordinates” essay series in 2016,”Transition States” essay series in 2016

01/15/2016  ASEEES – Lviv: Individual Paper Proposal, Panel Proposal, Roundtable Proposal

01/15/2016  AWP – Writer to Writer Mentee Application

01/15/2016  Balkan Press – Conclave Submissions (Feb 2016 issue)

01/15/2016  Bayou Magazine – James Knudsen Prize for Fiction, Kay Murphy Prize for Poetry

01/15/2016  Berkeley Poetry Review – Poetry for the 46th Issue

01/15/2016  BGSU MFA in Creative Writing – Applications for MFA in Fiction, or MFA in Poetry

01/15/2016  Big Lucks – The BEST PRIZE Chapbook Contest for POC Writers

01/15/2016  Black Metropolis Research Consortium – Summer Short-Term Fellowship Program

01/15/2016  Blue Monday Review – Ice-Nine Contest, Fiction and Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Artwork

01/15/2016  Brain, Child Magazine – Call for Submissions: Themed Blog Series

01/15/2016  Brainchild – Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Essays, Poetry, Photography, Fine Art

01/15/2016  Brick Road Poetry Press – Manuscripts

01/15/2016  Bridge Eight – Creative Non Fiction, Poetry, Short Fiction

01/15/2016  BYU English Department Contests – English Dept. 50th Anniverary Essay Contest

01/15/2016  Cleveland Bazaar – Valentine 2016 Bazaar

01/15/2016  Cogswell Polytechnical College – COG Poetry Awards

01/15/2016  Cutbank Literary Journal – Prize in Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, & Poetry

01/15/2016  Dance Films Association – Capturing Motion NYC 2016

01/15/2016  Dance Source Houston – Barnstorm Dance Fest

01/15/2016  Dos Gatos Press – 2017 Texas Poetry Calendar

01/15/2016  Dunes Review – Dunes Review — Prose, Dunes Review — Poetry

01/15/2016  Elohi Gadugi – Elohi Gadugi Journal Mid-Winter 2015 | The Coming Storm

01/15/2016  Faultline Journal of Arts and Letters – Art, Poetry, Fiction

01/15/2016  Film Consortium San Diego – San Diego Film Awards, STUDENT FILMS

01/15/2016  Fishladder – Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Photography, Art, Staff submissions

01/15/2016  FLARE: The Flagler Review – Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Art

01/15/2016  Fourteen Hills – The Stacy Doris Memorial Poetry Award

01/15/2016  French-American Foundation – Translation Prize 2015-2016

01/15/2016  great weather for MEDIA – Poetry – Call for Submissions , Prose – Call for Submissions

01/15/2016  Home School – Home School Hudson 2016 No-Fee Applications

01/15/2016  Hypertext Magazine – Hypertext ‘Love Bites’ Valentine’s Day Issue Call For Entries

01/15/2016  Indiana Association of School Broadcasters – Indiana Youth Institute Production Contest

01/15/2016  Inklette – Non-fiction, Photography, Visual Arts, Fiction, Poetry

01/15/2016  James Merrill House – Fiction, Non-Fiction, Play, Poetry

01/15/2016  JASON Learning – 2016 Student Argonaut Application, 2016 Teacher Argonaut Application

01/15/2016  Jentel Artist Residency Program – Writer & Visual Art- Summer/Fall Residency

01/15/2016  Kula Manu – Essay, Art, Photography, Poetry, Short Fiction

01/15/2016  La Voz Magazine – La Voz Call for Artists for its 2016 covers

01/15/2016  Mangrove Literary Journal – Poetry Contest, Fiction Contest , Art, Nonfiction

01/15/2016  MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists Program – The Studios at MASS MoCA Residency Program

01/15/2016  Meridian – Editors’ Prize in Fiction, Editors’ Prize in Poetry

01/15/2016  Montpelier Arts Center – Artists on the Rise: Fourth Annual Juried Teen Exhibition

01/15/2016  Mountain West Poetry Series – Mountain West Poetry Series

01/15/2016  NDR: New Delta Review – Chapbook Contest

01/15/2016  Norman Arts Council – Arts Project Grants, Arts Organization Operational Support

01/15/2016  North Carolina Writers’ Network – Rose Post CNF Competition

01/15/2016  Obsidian – Cave Canem, Black Imagination & the Arts, Critical Essay, etc.

01/15/2016  OccuPoetry – Poetry for Winter 2015-16 issue

01/15/2016  Office of Public Art – Temporary Public Art Project Request for Qualifications

01/15/2016  Outlook Springs – Fiction, Poetry, Non-Fiction

01/15/2016  Permafrost Magazine – Permafrost 2016 New Alchemy Contest

01/15/2016  Pittsburgh Poetry Review – ISSUE TWO — POETRY

01/15/2016  Please Hold Magazine – 2-D Art, Video Work , Interactive Work, Printables, & Writing

01/15/2016  Prairie Winds – Poetry, Fiction, Essay, Photography and B&W Art

01/15/2016  Proximity Magazine – Issue Ten: Play

01/15/2016  Queens Univ of Charlotte MFA in Creative Writing – Screen, Poetry, Non-Fiction, Fiction

01/15/2016  Rattle – 2016 Rattle Chapbook Prize, Los Angeles Poets – Poems

01/15/2016  Resource Center for Women & Ministry in the South – 2016 Essay Contest

01/15/2016  Riprap Literary Journal – Artwork

01/15/2016  River River – Photography, Fiction, Poetry, & Creative Nonfiction Submissions

01/15/2016  Ruminate Magazine – VanderMey Nonfiction Prize

01/15/2016  Runestone – Fiction, CNF, Poetry

01/15/2016  SAND Journal – Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Visual Art

01/15/2016  SF State School of Art – SFSU, School of Art- Master of Fine Arts in Art

01/15/2016  SFSU Cinema Department – Master of Fine Arts in Cinema, Master of Arts in Cinema Studies

01/15/2016  Southern Documentary Fund – Fiscal Sponsorship Application – January 15, 2016 deadline

01/15/2016  Temple University School of Media & Communication – Art Direction Track Application

01/15/2016  The Artist First (TAF) – Spring 2016 Fellowship

01/15/2016  The Fabric Workshop and Museum – College & Post Graduate Apprentice Training Program

01/15/2016  The Felt – The Felt Issue #1

01/15/2016  The Magenta Foundation – Flash Forward, United Kingdom, United States

01/15/2016  The Molotov Cocktail – Flash Phenom Contest

01/15/2016  The Pacific Art League of Palo Alto – The Art of Love

01/15/2016  The Playground Ensemble – CoCoCo X

01/15/2016  The Poetry Society of South Carolina – Hub City Scholarship

01/15/2016  The Sidney Hillman Foundation – 2016 Canadian Hillman Prize

01/15/2016  Third Coast – Fiction Contest, Poetry Contest

01/15/2016  Tidepools Magazine – Youth Writing & Art, Adult Poetry, Prose, Art, etc.

01/15/2016  Trembling Pillow Press – Bob Kaufman Book Prize

01/15/2016  Twelve Winters Press – Xpress

01/15/2016  University of Idaho Department of English – Resident Prize, Research Paper, Poetry, etc.

01/15/2016  UPPERCASE publishing inc – ISSUE 29: Book Arts, ISSUE 29: Folded

01/15/2016  Urban Riche Gallery – Portrait Exhibition/Competition

01/15/2016  Utah Arts Alliance/Urban Arts Gallery – Call for 2016 Artist & Exhibition Proposals

01/15/2016  Vermillion Literary Project – Fiction, Poetry

01/15/2016  Virtue, Happiness, and the Meaning of Life – Summer Seminar “Virtue and Happiness”

01/15/2016  Wills Court Press – Fiction

01/15/2016  Winter Tangerine – Reshaping the Bell Jar

01/15/2016  Womens National Book Association – Non-Member Submission, WNBA Member Submission

01/15/2016  Zimbell House Publishing, LLC – Anthology: On a Dark and Snowy Night

01/16/2016  co.lab – co.lab Application Cohort #5

01/16/2016  Cypress Dome Literary Magazine – Visual Art

01/16/2016  KY story – Empty Nest

01/16/2016  Mash Stories – Mash Stories Competition #9

01/16/2016  Rising Circle Theater Collective – INKtank

01/16/2016  The Cauldron – Poetry, Fiction, Non Fiction, Visual Art

01/17/2016  Carnegie Mellon University English Department – Excellence in First Year Writing Awards

01/17/2016  EKPHRASIS Poetry – Following the Brush / January 23, 2016 Reading

01/17/2016  Historical Society of Washington, D.C. – For the Record 2016 Submissions – Final Deadline

01/17/2016  Idea Exchange – Music is My Weapon

01/17/2016  Poetry City, USA – Poetry City, USA: Open reading period

01/17/2016  Quiz & Quill – Essay, Dramatic Writing, Fiction, Religious Poetry, Poetry

01/17/2016  Spokane Arts – Visual Arts Tour

01/17/2016  Talking Writing – Poetry Spotlight 2016: Math Poetry

01/18/2016  Artist INC – Artist INC Live Kansas City- Spring 2016, Artist INC Live Lawrence 2016

01/18/2016  Bart Kamen Memorial FIRST Scholarship – Bart Kamen Memorial FIRST® Scholarship

01/18/2016  bG Gallery – MONSTERPhoto Gestalt

01/18/2016  Creative Currents – 2016 Congo Carnival Music & Culture Retreat

01/18/2016  From the Fallout Shelter – Artwork, Short Story, Essay, Poetry, Photography

01/18/2016  Montpelier Alive – Art Walk February 2016

01/18/2016  MTSU Todd Art Gallery – BORO ART CRAWL – FEBRUARY 12, 2016 application

01/18/2016  Open Field – Prose Submissions (Fiction and Nonfiction), Poetry Submissions

01/18/2016  Rewrites – Submissions for Rewrites 2016

01/18/2016  UM MFA in Creative Writing – MFA Fiction, MFA Nonfiction, MFA Poetry

01/19/2016  Brooklyn Arts Council – 2016 BAC Community Arts Grants Change of Scope Form

01/19/2016  Clark College Phoenix – Photography, Ceramics, Drawings, Prints, Painting, etc.

01/19/2016  Concrete Literary Magazine – Print: Prose, Print: Poetry, Online: Poetry

01/19/2016  International Assoc. of Culinary Professionals – Various Photography Awards

01/19/2016  Praxis – Application | 2016 Future Founders, Application | 2016 Praxis Academy

01/19/2016  Sun Valley Film Festival – Original Screenplay and TV Pilots – Extended Deadline

01/20/2016  2016 Colorado Prize for Poetry – 2016 Colorado Prize for Poetry

01/20/2016  Cloudbank Books – The Vern Rutsala Poetry Prize

01/20/2016  Gemini Ink – Submission for Poetry Workshop

01/20/2016  Humboldt State Univ BFA – BFA Applications

01/20/2016  Lansing Art Gallery – Group Exhibition Application, Solo Exhibition Application

01/20/2016  Negative Capability Press – Eve of St. Agnes Poetry Competition

01/20/2016  Quiet Lightning – A Queer Literary Mixtape

01/21/2016  Goliath Magazine – Poetry, Fiction, Art

01/21/2016  NYFA Learning/Professional Development – Emerging Leaders Boot Camp Application

01/21/2016  The Canary Press – Stories, Short shorts

01/21/2016  Raleigh Fine Arts Society – High School Short Story Literary Contest

01/21/2016  The Gambler Mag – Felling Lucky – January 2016

01/22/2016  AMA | Rochester – 2016 Pinnacle Awards Submissions

01/22/2016  Aspirations – Literary Art, Visual Art

01/22/2016  Bethesda Literary Festival – 2016 Essay Contest – Adult Category (Ages 18+)

01/22/2016  Bethesda Urban Partnership – 2016 Essay Contest – Adult Category (Ages 18+)

01/22/2016  Cultural Weekly – Dare to Dance in Public Film Festival

01/22/2016  Echo Student Literary Competition – 2016 Echo Student Literary Competition

01/22/2016  Fabrik Expo – Fabrik Expo / Art Independent

01/22/2016  New Jersey Future – Smart Growth Awards 2016

01/22/2016  Split This Rock – Fifth Annual Abortion Rights Poetry Contest

01/22/2016  The Missing Slate – Writing Fiction Islamabad: February-May 2016

01/23/2016  Chautauqua Institution – Special Studies 2016 Course Proposal

01/23/2016  Et Cetera – General Submissions, Fiction, Nonfiction, Drama, Poetry, Art/Photography

01/23/2016  The Blueshift Journal – Editorial Intern Application

01/23/2016  thread literary inquiry – Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Literary Criticism, Fiction, Flash Fiction

01/23/2016  Writing Maps – The A3 Review’s Monthly Contest #23 (Jan 2016) PUNISHMENT

01/24/2016  Atlantic Center for the Arts – Georg Friedrich Haas & Danzy Senna Residency #162

01/24/2016  Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art – 33rd Annual Juried Student Exhibition

01/24/2016  Fusion Art – Animal Kingdom (February 2016)

01/24/2016  RISD Museum – Andrew W. Mellon Summer Internship Program 2016

01/24/2016  Spaceworks – Spaceworks Showcase Application

01/24/2016  The Cisneros Center for New Americans – American Dream Leaders Application Spring 2016

01/24/2016  UC Natural Reserve System – California Ecology and Conservation Summer 2016

01/24/2016  World Wetlands Day Poetry Prize – World Wetlands Day Poetry Prize 2016

01/25/2016  AIA DC Technology Committee – Hybrid Realities

01/25/2016  Kennedy Center – NSO Education Summer Music Institute

01/25/2016  Litro Magazine – Britishness: March 2016 (Print Magazine)

01/25/2016  Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition – Momentum OKC 2016 Artist Submission

01/25/2016  Sweetie Pie Organics – Sweetie Pie Mama Ambassador application

01/25/2016  The Offing – Cave Canem 20th Anniversary/Black History Month Spotlight

01/25/2016  The Players Theatre Short Play Festival – Players Theatre Short Play & Musical Festival

01/25/2016  Wysing Arts Centre – Open Call: Wysing Poly Residencies 2016, Wysing Studios

01/26/2016  CURA: A Literary Magazine of Art & Action – CURA Student Editor Application

01/26/2016  Hugo House – Scribes 2016 Instructor Application (Returning Instructors)

01/27/2016  Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery – 6th Annual “CityScapes” Online Art Competition

01/27/2016  Santander Innoventures DL Challenge – Santander Innoventures DL Challenge

01/27/2016  Symbiosis – Print Submissions (Annual)

01/28/2016  NYFA Fellowships – Architecture/Design, Choreography, Photography, Playwriting, Music

01/29/2016  As/Us: Women Of The World – Art, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Spoken Word

01/29/2016  Clamor – Collaborative Pieces, Creative Writing, Video and Audio, Visual Art

01/29/2016  IWMF – IWMF Director of Operational Security Application Form

01/29/2016  Norman Firehouse Art Center – 2016 Chocolate Festival Partnering Business

01/29/2016  Sustainable Arts Foundation – Sustainable Arts Foundation: Residency Grant Application

01/29/2016  The Journey Prize – 2016 Journey Prize Submissions


Submishmash Weekly: January 11-18

January 12th, 2016 by

Submishmash Weekly is a weekly human-curated newsletter bringing news and opportunities in publishing and other creative industries to artists, filmmakers, and writers. If you enjoy what you read here, please consider forwarding it. New readers can subscribe here. Thanks!


Publishing & Journalism:

David Bowie prophesied the internet’s impact on music and society 15 years ago in a video posted by FACT Magazine.

Oh, the horror. The singular “they” has been named the Word of the Year at the American Dialect Society’s annual meeting.

Gene Luen Yang, the new US National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, talks about nerdiness and reading without walls in his inaugural speech.

You don’t need to live in New York City to be a writer. Literary Hub’s Sunil Yapa discusses How to live cheaply and finish your novel.


Some opportunities:

The Writer’s Hotel is accepting applications for their week-long Master Class in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in New York City this June. Workshop leaders are Tim Seibles and Roger Bonair-Agard, poetry; Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Scott Wolven and Shanna McNair, fiction; and Claire Martin, nonfiction.

Dirty Chai is calling for creative nonfiction, flash fiction, fiction, poetry, and interactive work such as meditations, MadLibs, quizzes, and horoscopes, for their upcoming Issue 9: Living Color.

Melbourne’s The Canary Press is calling for submissions of short stories and short shorts from international writers.

The Forge Literary Magazine publishes one prose piece per week selected by a rotating cast of editors. They’re calling for fiction and nonfiction, and they especially love flash and micro prose.

Quiet Lightning and Radar Productions seek submissions of any genre for A Queer Literary Mixtape, a literary performance in San Francisco. Accepted submissions will be read or performed live by the authors.


Film & Performance:

Sun Valley Film Festival


Sun Valley Film Festival has extended their deadline for their High Scribe Screenplay Competition. Finalists will be housed and mentored by established screenwriters at the festival in Idaho this March.

Cultural Weekly

Cultural Weekly is calling for short dance films for their Dare to Dance in Public Film Festival. Each film must take place in a public space and be no longer than 5 minutes.



The International Association of Culinary Professionals is accepting submissions of food photography for their 2016 Food Photography Contest.

Fabrik Expo is seeking original works of all media from artists and designers for their upcoming curated show in downtown Los Angeles.

Artist INC is accepting applications for Artist INC Live, their 8-week seminar on business and marketing training for artists of all disciplines in Kansas City, Missouri.

Lansing Art Gallery is calling for proposals for solo and group exhibitions from Michigan artists of any media for exhibitions in 2017 and beyond.



The Kennedy Center is accepting applications from international students age 15 to 20 for The National Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Music Institute, a 4-week full scholarship program in Washington, D.C. Students will receive private lessons and coaching from members of the NSO, as well as master classes, performance opportunities, and more.

Creative Currents is calling for professional and emerging musicians and artists to apply for their 2016 Congo Carnival Music & Culture Retreat in Portobelo, Panama. Participants will be able to learn traditional Congo drumming and dancing and get the chance to work with Comparsa Barrio Fino as they prepare to perform during Carnival.


Creative Job Openings:

The Missing Slate has openings for editorial representatives, editorial and art interns, and an advertising editor.



This email was put together by Asta, Michael, Laurie, JR, Caitlin, and your team at Submittable. If you have news that you think we missed, please send it to newsletter@submittable.com. Got high-quality writing or artwork related to publishing or digital media? Consider submitting it to our blog. If you enjoy what you read here, please forward it to help spread the word. New readers can subscribe here. Thanks!

Submishmash Weekly: January 4-11

January 5th, 2016 by

Submishmash Weekly is a weekly human-curated newsletter bringing news and opportunities in publishing and other creative industries to artists, filmmakers, and writers. If you enjoy what you read here, please consider forwarding it. New readers can subscribe here. Thanks!


Publishing & Journalism:

The Wall Street Journal has a test to see how quickly you read.

The Toast’s Amy Collier discusses How to Decorate Your Dream Library. We’d like that spiral staircase, too.

We are not worthy. Check out the storyboard that Martin Scorsese drew when he was 11-years-old.

In a short video at the Louisiana Channel, eight artists give advice to the young.


Some opportunities:

The Molotov Cocktail: Flash Phenom contest

Yemassee is accepting poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction for their 2016 Yemassee Writing Prizes. The judges are Catie Rosemurgy, Claire Vaye Watkins, and Matthew Gavin Frank, respectively.

Alderworks Alaska Writers and Artists Retreat is accepting applications from writers, artists, and musicians for two 4-6 week residency periods this summer at their cabins in Dyea, Alaska.

North American Snowsports Journalists Association East seeks stories, photos, and videos that tell exceptional stories about snow sports for their 1st annual Communications Contest. The winner receives $500.

Twelve Winters Press is seeking submissions for a print anthology of transgressive and multimodal narratives.

The Home School is accepting applications for their conference for poets and artists in Hudson, New York. Core faculty include Adam Fitzgerald, Myung Mi Kim, and Harryette Mullen. They’re especially interested in writers and artists who break the rules.


Film & Performance:

Sun Valley Film Festival


There’s one day left to submit your original screenplay or TV pilot to the High Scribe Competition at the Sun Valley Film Festival. Finalists will be housed and mentored by established screenwriters at the festival in Idaho this March.

Rising Circle Theater Collective

Rising Circle Theater Collective is calling for playwrights of color to apply for INKtank, an intensive 12-week play development lab in New York City.



Jentel Artist Residency Program is accepting applications from artists and writers for their month-long Summer/Fall Residencies in the foothills of the Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming.

The London Photo Festival is calling for photos from street photographers worldwide for the chance to be exhibited at a central London venue and win up to £1,000.

Washington DC’s Hillyer Art Space is calling for international artists of all media to submit work that expresses, explores, and questions ideas about identity for their exhibition entitled TYPECAST.



Astral Artists is accepting applications for chamber ensemble, solo male voice, and solo piano/strings/winds auditions. Selected artists will receive career guidance, debuts in Philadelphia, numerous performance opportunities, and more.

The Playground and the Metropolitan State University of Denver Music Department are calling for chamber music scores from Colorado residents and students for their 10th Annual Colorado Composers Concert.


Creative Job Openings:

The Loft Literary Center is accepting applications for full-time Marketing Coordinator and Technology/Salesforce Administrator positions in Minneapolis.

Black Metropolis Research Consortium (BMRC) is accepting applications for their Archie Motley Archival Internship Program at Chicago State University.



This email was put together by Asta, Michael, Laurie, JR, Caitlin, and your team at Submittable. If you have news that you think we missed, please send it to newsletter@submittable.com. Got high-quality writing or artwork related to publishing or digital media? Consider submitting it to our blog. If you enjoy what you read here, please forward it to help spread the word. New readers can subscribe here. Thanks!

New Year’s Eve and January Submission Opportunities

December 31st, 2015 by















12/31/2015  33 Officina Creativa – Artist Residency Spring 2016

12/31/2015  67 Creative Productions – Open Call for Submissions

12/31/2015  Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres – Artistic Program, Gorman Arts Centre Studio Space

12/31/2015  Alice Austen House – Call For Entries

12/31/2015  ALMOST AN AUTHOR – Fresh Voices Contest Submission

12/31/2015  Alternating Current – Full Manuscript, Historical Writing, Poetry, & Prose

12/31/2015  Artist Project Initiative – API Painting and Drawing Award 2015

12/31/2015  Arts Mid-Hudson – Queen City Arts Pop-Up Galleries, Art Placement Services, Gallery

12/31/2015  Atlas and Alice – Creative Nonfiction , Poetry, Fiction , Visual Arts

12/31/2015  Be Amazing You – It Was A Blessing After All!

12/31/2015  Blast Furnace – DONATE to BLAST FURNACE!

12/31/2015  Bone & Seed – Food, Places

12/31/2015  Boulevard – Short Fiction Contest for Emerging Writers 2015

12/31/2015  Bronx Council on the Arts – Arts Fund Final Report, Community Arts Grant Final Report

12/31/2015  BYU English Department Contests – Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Visual Art

12/31/2015  Calumet College of St. Joseph – Weekly Roundup

12/31/2015  Canarium Books – Reading Period, September 15-December 31, 2015

12/31/2015  CantoMundo – CantoMundo 2016 Application Submission

12/31/2015  carte blanche – poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, translation, audio

12/31/2015  Cartridge Lit – The Push [START] to Begin Chapbook Contest

12/31/2015  Cave Canem Foundation, Inc. – Bush Medicine, Writing across Cultures with Jason Koo, etc

12/31/2015  Cincinnati Arts Association – Second Quarter 2016: Aronoff Center Rental Subsidy

12/31/2015  Coffee + Crumbs – Essay Submissions, Photo Submissions

12/31/2015  Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art – Issue 54 Writing Contest

12/31/2015  Crazyhorse – 25% off Issue Promo, Fiction, Poetry, & Nonfiction submissions

12/31/2015  Crosswinds Poetry Journal – Contest Submissions, General Poetry Submissions 2015

12/31/2015  Daily Unsigned – Daily Unsigned – Featured Artist Submission

12/31/2015  Damaged Goods Publications – Special QPOC Issue – Crab Fat Magazine

12/31/2015  DEC AIGA – 2015-16 AIGA DEC Design Faculty Research Grant

12/31/2015  Digging Through The Fat – Short Stories

12/31/2015  Dunes Review – Michigan Writers Cooperative Press Chapbook Contest

12/31/2015  FictionMagazines.com – Story of the Year

12/31/2015  Film Consortium San Diego – Film Awards, STUDENT FILMS, Screenwriting Competition

12/31/2015  Financial Women of San Francisco – FWSF Membership 2015

12/31/2015  Ghostwoods Books – Novel

12/31/2015  Gothamist – SFist Pitches

12/31/2015  Haunted Waters Press – Penny Fiction 2016: A Flash Fiction Writing Competition Round One

12/31/2015  Hayden’s Ferry Review – Translation, Art, Fiction, poetry, & nonfiction

12/31/2015  Hippocampus Magazine – essays, memoir excerpt, flash – No fee in December!

12/31/2015  Hyphen Literary and Art Magazine – Written Submissions, Visual Art Submissions

12/31/2015  Kennedy Center – VSA Affiliate Organization Profile, Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell

12/31/2015  Knut House Press – 2015 Knut House Novel Prize , Math/Music Prize in Prose/Poetry

12/31/2015  Kraken Press – General Submission Guidelines (For novels and novellas, click here)

12/31/2015  LA Fund for Public Education – Girls Build LA Project Plan

12/31/2015  Lean In Los Angeles – K5 Ventures – Female Tech Founder on the Rise

12/31/2015  Little Paper Planes – Apply to the LPP+ Residency in 2016- Due 12/15/15

12/31/2015  Meanjin – Essays, Fiction, Poetry, Memoir, Other

12/31/2015  Michigan Journal of Medicine – REVISION of Research Article, REVISION of Review Articles

12/31/2015  Minor Literature[s] – Fiction , Poetry

12/31/2015  Money for Women – Visual Art, Fiction and Mixed Genre

12/31/2015  National Geographic – Apple Prototype Videos

12/31/2015  Negative Capability Press – Vol. 35 – The Food Issue (Artwork), The Food Issue (Literature)

12/31/2015  Norman Firehouse Art Center – Art After School Class Proposals, etc.

12/31/2015  NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship – Artist’s Project Application, Emerging Organization Application

12/31/2015  Open Minds Quarterly – Special Issue,  Mapping Mental Illness in Northern Ontario

12/31/2015  Osedax Press – Is the Moon a Dead World? (poetry), Is the Moon a Dead World? (prose)

12/31/2015  Photography Competition on “Being Iranian” – “Being Iranian” Photography Competition

12/31/2015  Powder Keg Magazine – Poetry

12/31/2015  Press 53 – Award for Short Fiction, More Short Fiction from a Small Planet

12/31/2015  PTC FIRST Program – PTC Creo Video Tutorial Submission for PTC FIRST Community

12/31/2015  Rattle – Ekphrastic Challenge (online only), Ekphrastic Challenge Artwork (online only)

12/31/2015  Red Wedge magazine – Ousmane Sembène Political Short Fiction Prize

12/31/2015  Restless Books – The Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing

12/31/2015  Rewrites – Submissions for Rewrites 2016

12/31/2015  Rule of Thirds – 2015/2016 Submission Proposals

12/31/2015  Samford Undergraduate Research Journal – Samford Undergraduate Research Journal

12/31/2015  Santander Innoventures DL Challenge – Innoventures Distributed Ledger Challenge

12/31/2015  Scintilla – Short Stories, Poetry, Nonfiction, Flash Fiction

12/31/2015  Split Lip Magazine – Fiction, Poetry, Memoirs

12/31/2015  St. Lawrence County Arts Council – Call for Artists: Gallery Exhibitions

12/31/2015  Start Writing – The Start Writing Journal: Year One

12/31/2015  Tahoma Literary Review – Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Flash Fiction, Flash Nonfiction

12/31/2015  testknightfoundation – Art E-book Submissions

12/31/2015  Tethered by Letters – Fall 2015 Poetry, Short Story, & Flash Fiction Contest

12/31/2015  THAT Literary Review – Call for poetry and fiction for premier issue of THAT Literary Review

12/31/2015  The College of St. Scholastica – The College of St. Scholastica Poetry Scholarship Contest

12/31/2015  The Found Poetry Review – Found Poetry Review Volume 11

12/31/2015  The Head & The Hand Press – Breadbox Chapbook Series

12/31/2015  The Kenyon Review – The Poetics of Science

12/31/2015  The Lascaux Review – Prize in Short Fiction, Novel, Poetry, & Eldin Memorial Prize

12/31/2015  The Modern Quilt Guild – QuiltCon 2017 Call for Faculty

12/31/2015  The Poetry Box – POETRY – Cannabis Theme Issue, PROSE – Cannabis Theme Issue

12/31/2015  The Red Line – Heat

12/31/2015  The Suburban Review – Nostalgia – THE CORNER

12/31/2015  THEAQ Publishing – Open Call for 2016 Publication Submissions

12/31/2015  Thin Air – VISUAL ART

12/31/2015  Thin Line Fest – Photo 2016 – Extended Deadline (up to 5 Photos)

12/31/2015  thread literary inquiry – Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Literary Criticism, Fiction, Flash Fiction

12/31/2015  Thrice Publishing – Thrice Fiction Magazine

12/31/2015  TIFERET: A Journal of Spiritual Literature – Fiction, Art, Essay – Nonfiction, Poetry

12/31/2015  Tinderbox Editions – Call for Submissions: Lyric Essays

12/31/2015  Toad Press – Submit to the Toad Press International Chapbook Series

12/31/2015  Trembling Pillow Press – Fee Free Reading 2015

12/31/2015  Trigger Warning – Trigger Warning Literary Magazine

12/31/2015  Tuesday; An Art Project – Poetry With One Year Subscription

12/31/2015  Tupelo Press – Dorset Prize 2016

12/31/2015  UCIS – UCIS Postdoctoral Fellowships in Russian & East European Studies for 2016-18

12/31/2015  Verily – Beauty, Fashion, Culture, Lifestyle, & Relationship Submissions

12/31/2015  Voices de la Luna – Short Fiction

12/31/2015  Western Press Books – Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Fiction and Flash Fiction

12/31/2015  Win the Blue Hill Inn – Win the Blue Hill Inn Essay

12/31/2015  Word Riot Inc. – 2015 Travel Grant Applications – Round 4

12/31/2015  Zoetic Press – NonBinary Review: Sun Tzu’s The Art of War, National Novel Writing Month

01/01/2016  Adirondack Shakespeare Company – 2016 Auditions, 2016 Auditions (ADK Veterans only)

01/01/2016  Bellingham Review – General Submissions Hybrid

01/01/2016  bG Gallery – Sculpture-Maze

01/01/2016  Big Sky Documentary Film Festival – 2016 Big Sky Pitch – Selected 2016 Filmmakers!

01/01/2016  Cascadia College – Yours Truly 2015-2016: Call for Submissions


01/01/2016  Change Seven Magazine – Love Letters to Paris (and beyond), Flash Fiction, Poetry

01/01/2016  Dew More Baltimore – Youth Poet Laureate 2015-2016

01/01/2016  Dzanc Books – Dzanc Non-Fiction Prize

01/01/2016  Finishing Line Press – General Submissions: CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS

01/01/2016  FreezeRay – Author’s Preferred Audio

01/01/2016  Hourglass Literary Magazine – Najbolja kratka prica

01/01/2016  Hourglass Literary Magazine Writing Contest – SHORT STORY, ESSAY , & POEMS

01/01/2016  Kaaterskill Basin Literary Journal – Short Fiction Contest

01/01/2016  Los Angeles Times – L.A. Times 2016 Spring Design Internship

01/01/2016  Mississippi Review – Poetry 2016, Fiction 2016

01/01/2016  Monkey Star Press – Mom for the Holidays Paperback Edition

01/01/2016  Mountain West Poetry Series – Mountain West Poetry Series

01/01/2016  NDR: New Delta Review – Chapbook Contest

01/01/2016  pacificREVIEW: A West Coast Arts Review Annual – LURKING ANONYMITY

01/01/2016  Paper Road Press – Novellas, Novels

01/01/2016  Pen Sword Press – Short Stories

01/01/2016  Pleiades Gallery – Durham under Development

01/01/2016  River Styx – 2016 Schlafly Beer Micro-Brew Micro-Fiction Contest

01/01/2016  San Miguel Literary Sala – 2016 Writers In Residency Application

01/01/2016  Seizure – Viva La Novella 4

01/01/2016  storySouth – Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction

01/01/2016  Sugared Water – Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Fiction, Comics, Art, & Sequential Art

01/01/2016  Swarm – Poetry, Fiction

01/01/2016  The Blueshift Journal – Art, Poetry, Prose

01/01/2016  The Collapsar – Nonfiction, Poetry, Fiction

01/01/2016  The Fourth River – Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Artwork/Photography

01/01/2016  The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation – Artist Residencies at the Albers Foundation

01/01/2016  The Sun Magazine – Readers Write: High School

01/01/2016  Untoward Magazine – Short Stories , Flash / Poetry

01/02/2016  Cloudbank Books – The Vern Rutsala Poetry Prize

01/02/2016  Five Oaks Press – “Say Elves” Annual Poetry Chapbook Contest (Opens Oct. 1)

01/02/2016  Flyway: Journal of Writing and Environment – 2015 Notes from the Field Nonfiction Contest

01/02/2016  Glimmer Train Press – Fiction Open

01/02/2016  LETTERS – Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Visual Art

01/02/2016  Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts – Poetry, Fiction, Photo. & Filmmaking Resendincies

01/02/2016  The Human Touch Journal – Submissions for 2015-2016

01/02/2016  West Trade Review – Photography & Art, Drama, Poetry, & Fiction Submissions

01/03/2016  Akrai Residency – Text, Video and audio, Image based submissions

01/03/2016  Cypress Dome Literary Magazine – Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Visual Art

01/03/2016  Florida Flash: A Christmas Anthology – Flash Fiction

01/03/2016  Historical Society of Washington, D.C. – For the Record 2016 Submissions – Final Deadline

01/03/2016  On The Ground Floor – Call for Entries: BANG BANG

01/03/2016  Ruminate Magazine – Readers Ruminate

01/03/2016  Woman Made Gallery – One in Herself

01/04/2016  A6 (Atelier 6000) – Mount Bachelorisms

01/04/2016  Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts – Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize

01/04/2016  Cannonball – WaveMaker Grants 2016

01/04/2016  Embracing Our Differences – 2016 Call to Artists – Cash Awards – Juried Competition

01/04/2016  Folio Literary Journal – Poetry Contest, Poetry, Non-fiction, Art Submissions

01/04/2016  Fresh Writing – Fresh Writing 2016

01/04/2016  Laemmle Theatres – The Laemmle Employee Show

01/04/2016  Nazim Hikmet Poetry Competition – 8th Nâzim Hikmet Poetry Festival

01/04/2016  UNO Writing Workshops Abroad – Workshops Abroad Annual Creative Writing Contest

01/05/2016  Bright Wall/Dark Room – The Unloved

01/05/2016  Burlesque Press – Burlesque Press Variety Show Submissions

01/05/2016  Crain’s Detroit Business – Crain’s Biggest Deals of 2015

01/05/2016  Cyclopean Press – Gothic & Weird Novelette Contest

01/05/2016  Flight School Fellowship – 2016 Flight School Fellowship Application

01/05/2016  Kundiman – Kundiman Fiction Retreat Application, Poetry Retreat Application

01/05/2016  Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery – Solo Art Exhibition Series #2

01/05/2016  National Alliance for Musical Theatre – Fest 16 Form I

01/05/2016  Porkbelly Press – Love Me, Love My Belly zine – Poetry

01/05/2016  Redivider – Blurred Genre Contest

01/05/2016  Sun Valley Film Festival – Original Screenplay and TV Pilots – Late Deadline

01/05/2016  The Frost Place -Chapbook Competition, 2016 Dartmouth Poet in Residence

01/05/2016  The Oleander Review – Poetry , Fiction, Visual Art

01/06/2016  ArtSpan – ArtSpan Selections Exhibition 2016

01/06/2016  Columbia College Chicago Portfolio Center – 2016 Albert P. Weisman Application

01/06/2016  Crafty Mart – Pop Up Crafty Mart @ the Downtown Akron Artwalk Vendor Application

01/06/2016  Spaceworks – Spaceworks Gowanus Studio Rental Lottery Entry Form 2016

01/06/2016  The Canary Press – Stories

01/06/2016  UM MA LIT – University of Montana, MA in Literature

01/06/2016  UM MFA in Creative Writing – MFA Fiction, MFA Nonfiction, MFA Poetry

01/07/2016  Broadsided Press – Haiku Year-in-Review

01/07/2016  Ground Up Journal – GROUND UP Issue 05: Delineations

01/07/2016  Night Out in the Parks – Chicago Onscreen Local Film Showcase 2016

01/07/2016  Textile Society of America – Symposium Financial Aid, Student/New Professional Award

01/07/2016  ZO Magazine – PHOTO EXPOSÉ

01/08/2016  Alaska Humanities Forum – Annual Humanities Grants – Deadline: 1/8/2016

01/08/2016  Bethesda Urban Partnership – 2016 Bethesda Film Fest

01/08/2016  BlackRock Center for the Arts – “Handmade: Explorations in Fiber Art” Call for Entries

01/08/2016  Carbon 2016 – Carbon 2016 Short Abstracts

01/08/2016  Colorado Book Awards – 2016 Online Payment, 2016 Check Payment

01/08/2016  Duende – Poetry, Visual Art & Collaboration, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Hybrid Work, & Translation

01/08/2016  Friends Journal – Spiritual Nurture, Quaker Training, 3rd Annual Student Voices Project

01/08/2016  Hail, Muse! Etc. – Studio Art, Short Stories: Fiction, Poetry

01/08/2016  Idea Exchange – Music is My Weapon

01/08/2016  Nashville Film Festival – Accepting Various film Genres and Lengths

01/08/2016  North Carolina Poetry Society – Various Poetry Awards

01/08/2016  University of Arkansas Creative Writing Program – MFA Application for Admission, 2016

01/09/2016  Bare Fiction – Poetry, Fiction, Bare Fiction Magazine: General Theatre Submissions

01/09/2016  Broken Pencil Magazine – Deathmatch Submissions 2015-2016

01/09/2016  Clark College Phoenix – Fiction , Poetry

01/09/2016  Glass Mountain – 2016 Poetry/Prose Contest

01/09/2016  Monterey Herald – PHOTOS for the “snapped” page at play monterey bay

01/10/2016  Artists’ Milepost – Art Haus Residents Show – February 2016

01/10/2016  Bone Bouquet – Poetry ($3 fee)

01/10/2016  Frame Dance Productions – Frame Dance Music Competition 2016

01/10/2016  Hopewell Publications – Best New Writing (Gover Flash Fiction Prize): Sept 15 – Jan 10

01/10/2016  Newtown Literary – Poetry & Prose

01/10/2016  Nowhere – Nowhere Drunken Writing Contest

01/10/2016  Still: The Journal – Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Fiction

01/10/2016  Zootown Arts Community Center – ART ACTIVISM – A CALL TO ACTION !

01/11/2016  America Media – 2015 Generation Faith Essay Contest

01/11/2016  FLEX Program – Photo Contest: America Revealed

01/11/2016  Lit Camp – The Basement Series: Heat

01/11/2016  NewSchools Venture Fund – NewSchools Catapult: Invent Application Part I

01/11/2016  San Antonio Book Festival – 9th – 10th GRADE LEVEL, 11th – 12th GRADE LEVEL

01/11/2016  The Leah Ryan Fund for Emerging Women Writers – Leah Ryan’s FEWW Playwriting Prize

01/12/2016  Storefront for Art and Architecture – CALL FOR IDEAS: Taking Buildings Down

01/12/2016  Zenrotica Press – Short Fiction

01/13/2016  Astral – 2016 Solo Piano Auditions Application

01/13/2016  Hillyer Art Space – TYPECAST

01/13/2016  Scheherazade Review – Prose, Poetry

01/14/2016  matchbook – Website Submissions

Submishmash Weekly: December 28 to January 4

December 29th, 2015 by

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Publishing & Journalism:

Print book sales are up, mainly because of adult coloring books and YouTube stars.

LARB‘s Lara Zarum interviews Dennis Lim on his new biography of David Lynch.

Jim Ruland discusses what it’s like to write memoirs for other people.

George Saunders gives advice on storytelling in a new short film.


Some opportunities:

Bare Fiction Magazine in Shropshire, England, is accepting flash fiction, short stories, short plays, and poetry for their upcoming Issue 7.

Mamalode is calling for essays, short pieces, reviews, and photography. Their January theme is STORY.

American University’s FOLIO is calling for poetry and prose for their Volume 31. The theme is The Surreal and Fantastical. They’re also accepting submissions for their 2016 poetry contest. The judge is Jericho Brown.

Duende is accepting submissions of prose, poetry, hybrid writing, screenplays, and visual art. They’re especially interested in collaborations between two or more writers, or between writers and visual artists.


Film & Performance:

Sun Valley Film Festival

Sun Valley Film Festival is accepting original screenplays and TV pilots for their High Scribe Competition. Finalists will be housed and mentored by established screenwriters at the festival in Idaho in March 2016.

Big Sky Film Festival

The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in Missoula, Montana, is accepting documentary work-in-progress pitches for their 2016 Big Sky Pitch. Selected applicants will have the chance to pitch their documentary to top editors and funders.



On The Ground Floor is calling for artwork of all media for their upcoming group exhibition “Bang Bang” in Los Angeles. The theme is a kiss, with any interpretations of this theme welcome.

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is calling for visual artists living in or near Baltimore, Maryland, to apply for the 2016 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. The selected artist or artist collaborators will receive a $25,000 fellowship, and finalists and semi-finalists will have their work exhibited.

Embracing Our Differences invites international artists–including professionals, amateurs, and students–to submit artwork of any medium for their juried exhibition with the theme enriching lives through diversity. Selected works will be displayed in southwest Florida and receive $3,000 in cash awards.



Akrai Residency is calling for international musicians, artists, writers, performers, designers, and chefs to apply for their upcoming residency this summer in Sicily. The theme for 2016 is Arte Digeribile, or digestible art.

Ontario’s Idea Exchange is calling for student musicians from grade 9 to university to apply for their Music is My Weapon mentoring program. Students will learn from recording artist Rufus John and a team of professionals about songwriting, arranging music, and audio engineering.


Creative Job Openings:

San Francisco State University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Ceramics beginning August 2016.

California College of the Arts is accepting applications for tenure-track Assistant Professorships in Animation and in TESOL/ELL Composition.



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