Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Submittable newsletter

Here is the latest Submittable newsletter for my followers to check out:

Publishing & Journalism

The science of storytime in all of its forms (NPR).

Mapping the changing world one glacial landscape at a time (Grist).

'You tell the story, but you tell the story that’s under the story(CJR). 

Mailhot and Orange: modern Native voices in conversation (Time).

'Creative living is choosing the path of curiosity over the path of fear' (On Being).

An online directory of art classes and educators (Artsy).

Up your writing game with this pro-curated reading list (The Strategist).

Reclaiming indigenous images via crowdsourcing (The Walrus).

'Accessible, practical, and interesting' wisdom on fiction writing (Submittable).

Some Opportunities

Poetry chapbooks and full-length manuscripts wanted by Texas Review Press for their Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize, and X.J. Kennedy Poetry Prize.

The Video Art & Experimental Film Festival (VAEFF 2018) seeks film/video submissions of no longer than 30 minutes, in all genres, on themes of sex, human, fashion, politics, environment, and music.

Typishly, an online literary journal, seeks poems and short stories from established and emerging writers.

Creative nonfiction between 500 and 7,000 words wanted by JuxtaProse Literary Magazine for the 2018 Nonfiction Prize. Grand prize is $1,000.

The Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition seeks the best audio stories produced worldwide.

The Book Project, from Lighthouse Writers Workshop, is an intensive, two-year program aimed at giving writers of book-length manuscripts the classes, advice, and moral support they need to draft, revise, and finish their book.

Hidden River Arts seeks submissions to an essay anthology, novel award, historical fiction award, and more.

The poetry award from Bitter Oleander Press offers a prize of $1000 and book publication. Also seeking short fiction.

Fusion Art invites photographers worldwide to submit their best work using analog, digital, digital manipulation, and/or any alternative processes, for an online group exhibition.

Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, artwork, and photography wanted by From Whispers To Roars literary magazine.

The Hub City Writers House residency program is open to emerging writers in the US who have completed a college degree in creative writing within the past five years or are pursuing a graduate degree in writing.

Flash fiction of up to 1000 words wanted by Atticus Review for their first annual Creative Nonfiction Contest.

For its 2018 Fiction Prize, New American Press seeks full-length fiction manuscripts, including novels, novellas, collections of stories and/or novellas, novels in verse, linked collections, as well as full-length collections of flash fiction and short-shorts.

Documentary filmmakers living and working in the American South are invited to apply for Production Grants, and Research and Development Grants, from the Southern Documentary Fund.

The University of Akron Press offers the Akron Poetry Prize, a competition open to all poets writing in English. The winning poet receives $1,500 and publication.

The Literary Review seeks poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and translation.

The poetry contest from Sweet offers a prize of $500, publication, and 10 broadside copies of the winning poem.

The Peauxdunque Review invites submissions to the Words and Music Writing Competition, a writing contest in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, public high school short story, and “Beyond the Bars” (a multi-genre competition for incarcerated juveniles).

Senior Development Manager wanted by the International Women's Media Foundation. 

What We're Listening To

Have you heard? The Submishmash Weekly playlist on Spotify gets updated each and every Tuesday.

New this week, selections from Khalab, Billa Bronx, Sam Gendel, Ben Vince, and more.

Also, check out our summer playlist or follow Submittable's Spotify for more new music.

What We're Reading

Summer Data Fellow Anna Marbut is reading Nadya Skylung and the Cloudship Rescue.

Jeff Seymour’s debut novel is a mid-grade steampunk fantasy/adventure that follows a cast of relatable kids as they work together to rescue their adult guardians from a band of cloud pirates. With amazing illustrations from Brett Helquist (well-known for his work on the Lemony Snicket series) throughout the book, I would recommend this as a fun and quick read for imaginative adventure-lovers of all ages.

Submishmash Weekly is a weekly human-curated newsletter bringing news and opportunities in publishing and other creative industries to artists, filmmakers, and writers. Does your organization want to be promoted in our newsletter and social media? Let us know! Got high-quality writing related to publishing or digital media? Consider submitting it to our blog. New readers can subscribe here. Thanks!

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Sunday, 17 June 2018

London Writers' Club event 19 June 2018

With details of the meet the agent event this Tuesday:

June's LWC event with agent Ella Berthoud of the Jo Unwin Literary  Agency
June 19 6.30-8.30pm (speaker on at 6.45pm, followed by Q&A and networking)
Ella Berthoud of the Jo Unwin Literary Agency
Adam House, 7-10 Adam Street, London WC2N 6AA

Members come for free but do let us know if you'd like us to reserve a place here. 

Non-members - tickets £15 in advance, £20 on the door. 


 Ella says:

I learnt to read on a journey from Tehran to Helsinki, when I was glued to books through avalanches, fields of cotton and across frozen seas. Since then, no-one's ever caught me without a book in hand - and if not in hand, then being drip-fed through my headphones. Brilliant storytelling is what I love most in the world, and I'm looking for literary fiction that keeps me turning the pages unstoppably. Something of a literary omnivore, I love all genres from historical to children's and young adult fiction (be it dystopian, speculative, or plain-old utopian).

I'm open to any submission with a strong narrative voice and a clear storytelling thread. Some of my all-time favourite writers are Tom Robbins, (Even Cowgirls get the Blues), Italo Calvino (Cosmicomics) and VS Naipaul (A House for Mr Biswas). In contemporary fiction, I love Ali Smith, Patrick Gale and Michel Faber. I'm looking for books that take me places I've never been before - whether it's a love story set in World War I or a techno-crime thriller set in a teen's bedroom in modern-day California - as long as it's grabbing, brilliantly-written, and gets right inside my head.

Join us to find out more on Tuesday, 19 June. 

Bookseller discount for members
50% discount for LWC members

The Bookseller is the industry magazine - giving insights into editors, agents, deals made and publishing trends. We have negotiated a 50% discount for LWC members (a discount worth £75). If you are a member already and would like the code, email us - or if you'd like to take advantage of this offer, join the club. Information here. 


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