Submissions

Email Address:  handyuncappedpen[at]gmail[dot]com
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General: 

Submissions are considered from disabled and/or neurodivergent creatives only.  All submissions must have a connection to disability and/or neurodivergence with a thread of creativity.  

Please send every submission in the body of an email unless formatting prohibits this.  If you absolutely need to send a file, doc and docx are acceptable for writing files.

In the subject line, please indicate what you're sending us (poetry, fiction, reviews, etc.).

Please include a print-ready biography with your submission. Cover letters are nice, but they aren't necessary.

If we accept your work, we'll ask you for a photograph or visual art piece representing you.  This isn't mandatory.

You can use pseudonyms or be published anonymously.

Note:  We are not a space for accessible housing discussion, service animal articles, or anything like that unless you can connect it to an art form.

We are open to submissions year-round.

What we want:

Poetry:  Please submit up to three poems.

Fiction:  Send two flash pieces or one short story with double spacing between paragraphs.  Stories over 2,000 words are a difficult sell, but we aren't too strict.

Essays/Blog Posts:  Please send only one piece per submission with double spacing between paragraphs.  Anything over 1,500 words needs to be spectacular.  We love lists, but no one sends them.

Reviews:  We consider reviews, analysis, or commentary on books, music albums, gallery shows, movies, and more.  Send up to two reviews of up to 1,500 words each.  Keep in mind the need of a disability/neurodivergence connection.  We also accept books to review on our blog.

Interviews and requests:  We consider interviews conducted with a disabled or neurodivergent artist.  Please explain why you chose your interview subject along with the text of the interview.  Make sure all quotes are accurate!  We also interview people, so feel free to get in touch.

Visual art, cover reveals, announcements, and more:  Email us with details and we'll see if we can set something up.

Payment and Rights:

We pay $3 USD via Paypal only.  We consider reprints, but we don't pay for them.

We request first (or reprint) electronic rights and archival rights.  We also reserve the right to excerpt your work for the purpose of promoting it.

Final notes: 

1. We do not tolerate any bigotry.  This includes fatphobia.

2.  We will sometimes edit work submitted to us.  Writers may reject any changes proposed.

2 comments:

  1. i have some poems..how do I submit?

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  2. As of June 2019, we are open to poetry and flash fiction year-round. Please read the guidelines.

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