BURN PILE: Mistakes, hour glasses, and J. Robert Lennon animated


  • Creative Nonfiction wants essays on mistakes and babies. Interested in submitting something "about tiny humans at the outset of life"? You've got until October 14. Have a mistake worth reporting? Deadline is November 1. CNF plans to award $1,000 for the best essay it receives, and another $500 for a runner-up. Have an essay about both babies and mistakes? Double-down, perhaps.
  • A few more calls for submissions: Waxing Press will accept novel, novella or story collections for its Tide Lock Prize until February 1. Tavern Books is looking for unpublished poetry collections for its Wrolstad Contemporary Poetry Series, named for late University of Montana MFA candidate and poet Greta Wrolstad. Tavern Books will accept submissions from October 1 to January 15.
  • We enjoy these single-sentence animations from Electric Literature, where animators have taken on text from Lydia Davis, Michael Cunningham, Colson Whitehead, and more. Here's one for J. Robert Lennon's "Hibachi." And, for those of you near Missoula, Lennon reads at the Badlander on October 13 alongside Philip Schaefer. The reading is part of Second Wind, which continues Sunday at 6pm with readings by our fiction editor, Brenden Oliva, and Robert Stubblefield.