Arts in the News:

4kWCttxDrawing with juvenile offenders.

Creating and strengthening indigenous identities through accents.

Literature, medicine, and the human condition.

A brand-new gig for an old-school hip-hop icon.

Increasing diversity and inclusivity on the big screen.

‘When was the last time you read a book that was not written by an author whose identity was the same as yours?’

The power of the protest, in photos.

Will the Oxford comma please approach the bench?


Fl0hHGoGold Wake has an open reading period for full-length book manuscripts in all genres.

The City of Keller Public Arts Board invites Texas-based artists to submit work for their new rotating public art program for outdoor scuptures.

Writers and reporters are invited to pitch a human interest piece to Catapult. Winning proposal awarded a $500 grant to complete the essay. Women, people of color, and early-career writers strongly encouraged to apply.

Eastern Iowa Review seeks short- and longform lyric essays, fiction, and photography.

Winners of the Arcturus writing contests in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, will receive $100, publication in the journal, and a featured interview at the Chicago Review of Books. 

The Hopper, a lively environmental literary magazine from Green Writers Press, has an open call for nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and visual art.

The Oxford American Jeff Baskin Writers Fellowship seeks to support the writing of a debut book of creative nonfiction. Recipient will receive a $10,000 living stipend, housing, and an editorial apprenticeship with the Oxford American toward a nine-month residency in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Orison Books is a non-profit literary press focused on the life of the spirit from a broad and inclusive range of perspectives, and seeks to publish spiritually-engaged poetry, fiction, and non-fiction of exceptional literary merit.

The Arkansas International is committed to promoting both established and emerging voices, and welcomes submissions of fiction, poetry, essays, comics, and works in translation.

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732f8f67-7cb4-4489-ad92-89bc6431ae69Happy anniversary, microwave.

‘Slick had listened to Miles Davis’ Sketches of Spain over and over again for 24 hours.’

Lego tape is a gamechanger.

Chicken tips: in pursuit of the golden yolk.

‘Attempts at flattery (insincere)’: the truth behind your rejection letter.

Weekend art prompt: choose one of these images to use as a starting point for a piece of writing, music, or other form of creative expression.

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