Friday, January 27, 2017

Upcoming Changes (Need Your Help, If You Can)

In the next couple of weeks, we will be adding more resources to this blog.  There will be two new pages, one for "mainstream" literary magazines found to be inclusive/receptive to disabled/neurodivergent writers, and the other will be for what little information we have dug up on grant opportunities.  Each literary magazine will be recommended by at least one person in the DisLit community.

For those of you who don't know, we are going to begin paying for guest posts in the spring (probably May).  Writers will be paid $3 per guest post, regardless of length.  At this time, we can only make payments through Paypal.  We will also pay the same amount for book reviews.  We will be acquiring two guest posts and/or book reviews a month.  Interviewees do not get paid.  We are trying to practice what we preach, writers should be paid.

We would also love to run a writing contest this year, but don't know if we have the financial means to do so.  If you know an organization that would like to sponsor it, have them get in touch.

Now, the "help" part:  If you know of any grant opportunities, inclusive mainstream literary publications, accessible conferences/retreats... please let us know.  We're trying to grow huge resource lists, but we can't do that without help and feedback from the community.  When we put up our lists, and you find a resource that's truly not welcoming, let us know and we will remove it.

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