Do not submit until your piece is ready to be considered for publication.
Rewrites, additions, deletions, or corrections are part of the editorial process, and will be suggested or initiated by the editor. Memoir, fiction, and nonfiction maximum length is 2500 words.
Writers with disabilities may submit up to three selections per issue.
Deadlines are February 15 for the Spring/Summer issue, and August 15 for the Fall/winter issue.
Innovative techniques for better writing as well as publication success stories are welcome. Make your donation through Pay Pal (see magnetsandladders.org) or by check by March/September 1. Final author approval and review is necessary if changes are needed beyond punctuation, grammar, and sentence or paragraph structure.
Content will include many genres, with limited attention to the disability theme. 100-word promotional information is due by February/August 15. We will not change titles, beginnings, endings, dialog, poetic lines, the writer’s voice, or the general tone without writer collaboration.
He knew how to make me laugh and allowed me to be myself instead of always having to put on a performance to prove I was an ordinary college girl.
The contest winners will be featured in the first section of this edition of .
Please include information about where your book is available in an accessible format. Do you have a skill, service, or product valued by writers? Our anthology published in 2007, “Behind Our Eyes: Stories, Poems, and Essays by Writers with Disabilities”, is available at Amazon and from other booksellers.
For a minimum contribution of .00 we will announce it in the next two issues of “Magnets and Ladders”. It is available in recorded and Braille format from the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
Writers must disclose their disability in their biography or in their work.
Biographies may be up to 100 words in length, and should be written in third-person.Announcements of writing contests with deadlines beyond April 1 and October 1 respectively are welcome. If you would like to have an excerpt of your book published in an issue of “Magnets and Ladders”, please submit a chapter or section of your book to [email protected] If your work is selected for inclusion in a future “Behind Our Eyes” project, you will be notified; your approval and final review will be required.The word count for book excerpt submissions should not exceed twenty-five hundred words. To insure we can contact you regarding future projects, please keep us updated if your Email address changes. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization enhancing the opportunities for writers with disabilities.This edition of is packed with stories, poems, and articles to keep you entertained throughout the cooler months.