Yes, you read that right – we’re now open again for submissions, of writing, art, music… or whatever else you come up with! Tomorrow (Saturday 29th) will see the release of our fourth issue, on the theme of Debunking Disabilities, and with this issue we will also be re-opening for submissions for later issues.
This issue is particularly special for me personally, as we’re conquering some of the biggest misconceptions and issues when it comes to all types of disabilities, medical conditions, additional support needs and neurodiversity (mental health will have its own dedicated issue in either July/August time). In case you didn’t know, I live with a number of disabilities, and this issue will also feature a mini piece from myself, about the differences I’ve found between issues relating to physical disability, and neurodivergence/mental illness.
We’re also having the Highland Children’s Forum as one of this month’s featured charities, as they are the parent organisation of Inspire Highland (the group that inspired – get it? – both this site and our charity magazine. Go check our their Facebook page (in the link above) to see some of the great projects we’re working on in our mini-groups… including an Angus the Autism Bear picture book? Wow!
What we’re looking for at the moment
For submissions this time round, we’re specifically looking for writing that fits one of our upcoming themes. The few themes we’ve decided for definite so far include:
- June: Silver Linings/Uplifting Writing
- July: Mental Health
- August: Arts and Crafts
- September: Music!
(We’re particularly excited about the music issue… hence why we’re now accepting submissions of all media types! Whatever you come up with, chances are we’ll love it, so get in touch!)
We’ll be open for submissions to each issue up until the middle of the month (usually roughly the 15th), to give us enough time to design each issue and publish a line-up prior to release. We have no submissions fee (but are a non-paying publication… although we do accept previously published works!) and do our best to respond to submissions within 48 hours of submitting.