Publishing & Journalism:

Multiple iterations of harmony: Lidiya Yankovskaya’s Refugee Orchestra Project (500 Pens).

‘Could the dabblers be so prolific precisely because their brains are always being woken up?’ Amber Sparks on side projects (Tin House).

Children of color need to see their lives reflected in the books they read (Aeon).

OutWrite is happening this weekend in Washington, D.C. (HuffPost).

What it looks like: ‘This country has put a name to the phenomenon that now has one in every 36 people under some sort of correctional control’ (Narratively).

Kyle Chaka holds small books in high regard (The Millions).

Dusting off audiobooks for that youthful glow (The Economist).

Questions, answers, and creative vitality (Artsy).

In one’s writing life, as in love, you won’t win if you don’t play (Submittable).

Some Opportunities:

The Mill House Residency, offered by Writing By Writers, is a two-week, dog-friendly, writers residency in Bend, OR.

Military Experience & the Arts invites fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and artwork for publication in As You Were: The Military Review.

JoVE will award the Librarian Travel Award to 3 librarians who are taking leadership roles to raise awareness about scientific research in their communities.

Philadelphia-based Fleisher Art Memorial is on the lookout for an Exhibitions Assistant.

The Boiler is seeking poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and artwork for the fall issue.

Electric Literature is now open to submissions of personal and critical essays, as well as humor, that reflect on the world of reading, writing, literature, and storytelling in all its forms.

Artists who were born, live, or work in Brooklyn, NY are encouraged to apply to BRIC’s open call exhibition on the theme of ‘TRUTH.’

Poetry manuscripts wanted for the Grayson Books Poetry Prize, the recipient of which receives $1,000, publication, and 10 copies.

Arachne Press is calling for expressions of interest from UK writers, musicians, and venues for Solstice Shorts 2017.

The French-American Foundation invites Europe- and North America-based journalists to apply for the Immigration Journalism Award.

For the ‘Let There Be Light’ fiction contest, The Writer seeks 2,000-word short stories using any nuance, definition, or understanding of the word ‘light.’ Grand prize is $1,000 and publication.

The Yale Drama Series is seeking submissions for its playwriting competition. Winner receives $10,000, publication by Yale University Press, and a staged reading at Lincoln Center.

Flumes invites writers and artists to respond to work from the archives for this summer’s Ekphrastic Challenge.

Now in its third year, the Fay Chandler EMERGING Art Exhibition, presented by the City of Boston’s Department of Arts and Culture, highlights fresh, original contemporary work.

The theme for this year’s AIGA Chicago biennial is ‘Make New History.’ Designers are encouraged to the explore the organization’s six anchor sites for a Poster Design Exhibition.

The Passed Note seeks someone who can devote 1 to 2 volunteer hours per week to blogging and social media. Please email if interested.

The Loft Literary Center is reviewing course proposals and also seeking a Marketing and PR Coordinator.

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