• Ben Drysdale

Black Inc. Books seeking submissions from Australian writers with a disability

A new anthology is open for submissions from all writers in Australia who identify as disabled, deaf, Deaf or chronically ill (under the social model of disability). The collection will be edited by blogger and appearance activist Carly Findlay, author of the forthcoming memoir Say Hello. Carly has been widely published, including in The Guardian,The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, Daily Life, Mamamia and Frankie.

Black Inc. are looking for non-fiction pieces that deal with any aspect of growing up chronically ill, deaf, Deaf or disabled. Submissions can be in any manner, tone or style, but should not be academic or scholarly. They should be written in first-person and be honest accounts of lived experience – positive, negative or anything in between.

Editor Carly Findlay says: ‘I want young disabled people to read this anthology and know what’s possible for them, to see that other disabled people have had similar experiences, and to feel the impact of visibility and positive representation. While I have had a life-long chronic illness, I first identified as chronically ill and disabled when I heard other chronically ill and disabled people’s stories.’

A donation from proceeds of the anthology will be given to Children and Young People with Disability Australia.

Submissions should be between 1000 and 4000 words, and must be received by 5pm on Friday, 31 May 2019. Late entries will not be accepted. Please email submissions to GUD@blackincbooks.com . Submissions will be accepted as Word files or audio files. FAQ's and further details here.

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