|Copies of Kaleidoscope Magazine (culled from website)|
Kaleidoscope magazine is accepting short fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and visual arts which creatively focus on the experiences of disability through literature and the fine arts. The material chosen for Kaleidoscope challenges and overcomes stereotypical, patronizing, and sentimental attitudes about disability. The editors accept works of writers with and without disabilities, however the work of a writer without a disability must focus on some aspect of disability.
The criteria for good writing apply: effective technique, thought-provoking subject matter, and in general, a mature grasp of the art of story-telling. Writers should avoid using offensive language and always put the person before the disability.
Word count: 5,000 words maximum/double spaced.
Payment is made upon publication and varies from $10 to $125, plus contributors receive two complimentary copies of the magazine. Copyright reverts to author upon publication.
UDS considers unsolicited material (always include SASE), accepts simultaneously published work, acknowledges receipt in two weeks, rejects or accepts within six months, and reserves the right to minor editing without author’s approval (substantive editing with approval)
Kaleidoscope is published twice a year, in January and July, with submission deadlines of August 1 and March 1. Please send your qualifying submissions to:
United Disability Services
Gail Willmott, Editor-in-chief
701 South Main Street
Akron, OH 44311-1019
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