Publishing & Journalism:

coloring-books-2017An early valentine for book lovers? Museums and libraries release free downloadable coloring books.

Non-rhoticity and a split short A system: the story behind Jackie O’s complicated way of speaking.

Romantic tryst between a refrigerator and a mouse pad

‘The origin of a book is mysterious, and sometimes you don’t even recognize when it’s born.’

Literary trolling with The Lorax and The Jungle.

Accepting writerly fortune cookie burnout.

Some Opportunities:

2017-02-07_12-17-13The Wild West Literary Contests for short fiction, nonfiction, and poetry will award cash, discounts at Treefort Music Fest, a “micro-residency” at Silver Creek, and more.

The Poetry Foundation has two current opportunities: The Emily Dickinson First Book Award is designed to recognize an American poet at least 40 years of age who has yet to publish a first collection of poetry; The Pegasus Award for Poetry Criticism honors the best book-length works of criticism including biographies, essay collections, and critical editions.

The Alderworks Alaska Residency for Writers and Artists is accepting applications for two 2017 summer sessions beginning in May.

Lambda Literary seeks high quality work of any style and subject to be featured in their Poetry Spotlight each week—poems need not have queer content, but all submitting authors should self-identity as queer.

To celebrate The Writer‘s 130th year in print, the publication is opening up their pages to readers. Write a 2,000-word essay about any aspect of the writing life. Grand prize: $1,000 and publication.

The Spring 2017 issue of Modern Poetry in Translation will focus on the languages of India.

North Carolina’s Greensboro Review is accepting fiction and poetry for its fall issue.

For its ‘Words for Her’ theme, Her Heart Poetry seeks writing for and about women.

Film & Performance:

unnamedThe Sun Valley Film Festival is seeking screenplays for their Short Film Lab, as well as original screenplays and TV pilots for their High Scribe Competition.

VidCon is accepting participants for ‘Less Than Famous,’ a community-created panel providing a platform for creators to discuss the industry and community of online video.


2017-02-07_12-26-27ArtMaze Magazine is seeking work in any medium for their April 2017 International Issue.

Each summer, Ox-Bow offers twelve fellowships to students from competitive art schools across the nation. Fellowship students are able to reinforce their commitments to artmaking, and benefit from the intense focus and access to professional artists.

The Saint John’s Pottery Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Program is a studio residency for artists to experience a community-centered approach to ceramic art using local clay and natural materials.

New York’s MTA Arts & Design seeks images of artists’ previous work to review in consideration for new Percent for Art projects, fabricated from metal materials and appearing on several MTA-line bridges.

The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts seeks qualified artists creating in all mediums to apply for solo/group shows.

For their upcoming Contemporary Gala auction, The Delaware Contemporary is now accepting artwork .

bG Gallery’s project space invites submissions for an upcoming exhibit of contemporary and modern surrealism.


Based in Australia and the USA, ABLAZE is dedicated to the recording, distribution, and promotion of work by living composers and performers. They having ongoing opportunities for monographed composer, ensemble and performer CDs.

Creative Job Opportunities:

2017-02-07_12-30-58The Loft is accepting proposals from teachers.

The Barbershop Harmony Society is seeking a Music Specialist.

The Asian American Writers’ Workshop (AAWW) is hiring a Muslim Communities Program Coordinator.

Join our team: Submittable is looking for a UX/UI Designer.


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