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Breath & Shadow is a quarterly journal of disability culture and literature. A project of Ability Maine, Breath & Shadow was the first online literary journal with a focus on disability.

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Pays$20-$30

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  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 3000 words max

Max words: 3000

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Payment: $ 30

All forms/genres of fiction are accepted. Book excerpts are considered, but they should stand on their own.

Nonfiction - 3000 words max

Max words: 3000

Payment: $ 30

Any subject matter or style of creative nonfiction is accepted. We strongly prefer pieces under 3000 words, although on occasion we will consider longer, exceptional works. If you have an idea for a nonfiction article, we encourage you to query us before you write it.

Poetry

Max pieces: 3

Payment: $ 20

We accept all forms of poetry. In addition to written work, poets may also submit audio/video links to performances of their work

Review

Max words: 3000

Payment: $ 30

Reviews of books, performances, movies, etc. as they relate to disability; insightful commentary on trends or issues facing the disability community.

Interview

Max words: 3000

Payment: $ 30

Interviews with people involved with the disability movement (artists, writers, leaders, activists).

Play

Payment: $ 30

Any topic or style of drama is accepted. One person shows, excerpts, or performance art is also accepted, with a maximum of 3000 words.

Audio

Payment: $ 20

We accept all forms of poetry, with a limit of 3 poems per submission. In addition to written work, poets may also submit audio/video links to performances of their work. Youtube and Soundcloud are preferred services, although we are open to other sources. See "poetry"

Video

Payment: $ 20

We accept all forms of poetry, with a limit of 3 poems per submission. In addition to written work, poets may also submit audio/video links to performances of their work. Youtube and Soundcloud are preferred services, although we are open to other sources. See "poetry"

How to submit

  • Processs

    Email

  • Cover letter

    The following must be included in your submission email: Your complete contact information, a brief third person biography, and an indication of your disabilities.

  • Eligibility

    Creators w/ disabilities

  • Formatting

    We don't have formatting requirements for this magazine

  • Author's rights

    We don't have rights information for this magazine

  • Additional info

    Breath & Shadow only accepts work from people with disabilities. We use the term "disability" broadly to encompass anyone with a physical, mental, emotional, cognitive, or sensory impairment that significantly affects one or more major life functions. Writing on any topic for poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and drama do not have to be "about" disability. Academic, and similar articles (profiles, interviews, opinion pieces) do have to relate to disability in some way. We encourage submission of original work, although we will consider previously published work. Payment is upon publication. The pay scale is $20 for poetry, $30 for fiction, and $30 for nonfiction.

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Average acceptance rate

7 days

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Breath & Shadow is a quarterly journal of disability culture and literature. A project of Ability Maine, Breath & Shadow was the first online literary journal with a focus on disability. It is also unique in being the sole cross-disability literature and culture magazine written and edited entirely ...

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    Editor Chris Kuell avatar

    Chris Kuell

    Editor-in-Chief

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    Todd Hanks

    Assistant Editor