Publishing & Journalism:

Robust ancient cookbook verse.

Innovative design in Western Michigan includes a kangaroo and sweet corn.

A fresh, familial suggestion for artistic collaboration.

‘Avoiding the delivery systems by which literary community, like a virus, transmits itself: workshops and conferences.’

Beatrix Rose and The Martian: self-published authors hitting Hollywood.

On obsessive grammar policing and privilege.

‘I couldn’t imagine the 15-year-old me, awkward, brown, going up to a 40-year-old white woman to assure her that she belonged.’

This is your brain on poetry, heading for the great unknown.

Some Opportunities:

Poetry, including previously published work, wanted by Nightboat Books for Nepantla: An Anthology for Queer Poets of Color.

The Laurel Review is looking for chapbook-length collections of poems for their Midwest Chapbook Contest.

Short fiction, up to 750 words in length, wanted by Writer Advice for its Flash Fiction Contest.

Mónica de la Torre is the judge of Boston Review’s Annual Poetry Contest. Prize includes publication and $1,500.

SLICE magazine welcomes submissions for short fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The theme for its next issue is ‘Borders.’

The Montana Book Festival invites writers from MT, ID, WY, OR, and WA to send poetry, fiction, or nonfiction to the 2017 Regional Emerging Writer’s Contest.

Glassworks is currently reviewing fiction, flash, craft essays, art, and media for publication.

NBCUniversal invites applications to Writers on the Verge, a 12-week program focused on polishing writers and readying them for a staff writer position on a television series.

The Hurston/Wright Summer Writers’ Week, offering intensive workshop sessions and master classes, is open to published and unpublished Black writers.

Pittsburgh Poetry Review offers feedback on up to five poems within ten days, plus a subscription to their journal.

Film & Performance:

Plays Inverse seeks writers who have never published or produced a play to participate in its Unemerged Playwright Contest.

Vintage Theatre is accepting full-length scripts from Colorado playwrights for its new play festival August 4-13, 2017.

San Francisco’s CIIS Public Programs & Performances seeks performers of all types interested in presenting new and existing work in response to the concept of Performance as Resistance.

The Boston Comedy Festival is holding a contest for stand up comedians.


Cuttyhunk Island Artists’ Residency accepts visual artists working in any medium and will offer 3 full scholarships this year.

The Umbrella’s Artist-in-Residence program supports an emerging artist within the first five years of their career.

Washington Printmakers Gallery is seeking hand-pulled prints, screen prints, digital prints, photographs, and three-dimensional work with print components for its National Small Works Exhibition.

The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling in NYC hosts an annual artist in residence for artists who are committed to social engagement and to working with 3- to 8-year-old children.

For its Contemporary Abstraction competition, Tempe Digital is calling for US artists working in all forms of two-dimensional art.


The Pennsylvania Music Educators Association is accepting applications from performing groups and proposals for its annual conference.

Creative Job Opportunities:

Lifetime Daily is seeking health and wellness writers.

Los Angeles Times is accepting applications for a Summer Design Internship.

Hugo House is seeking a Communications Intern.

Find Submittable jobs here.

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