My name is Emily Dorffer. I’d like to share with you a publication opportunity for disabled writers.
With the help of staff at Johns Hopkins University, I am compiling a short story anthology exclusively featuring short stories written by people with disabilities. All the stories will feature disabled main characters.
My aim to spread awareness of a variety of disabilities through accurate, heartfelt representations written by the people who live with them every day. I also hope to encourage more authors to write about disabled characters while avoiding stereotypes. I would greatly appreciate your assistance (and your stories!)
I will be accepting submissions from July 1st to October 1st, 2017.
Responses to submissions will be sent out in November 2017.
The anthology will be published as a free e-book in March 2018.
GUIDELINES FOR WRITERS
All submissions should adhere to the following guidelines:
The story’s protagonist must have a disability. The term “disability”
encompasses anyone with a physical, mental, emotional, cognitive, or sensory impairment that significantly affects one or more major life functions.
Only disabled individuals who are 16 years old or older may submit.
Stories must be between 500 and 7500 words.
Each story’s content should be appropriate for readers 13 years old and
older. It’s fine to have some violence and/or swearing, but it shouldn’t be gratuitous.
All genres of stories except for erotica will be considered.
Reprints are fine, although previously unpublished stories are preferred.
Simultaneous submissions are fine, but writers should let us know if their
submission is accepted elsewhere.
The short story should be in Times New Roman 12-point font, double-spaced.
The email should also include the writer’s complete contact information, a
brief third person biography, and information about their disability.
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR STORY
Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org as Word attachments. Each author may only submit one short story for consideration.
Writers will be paid $30 for the one-time non-exclusive right to publish their story in the anthology. Writers will be paid shortly after the anthology is published.