Edited by Emily Gillespie and Jennifer Lee Rossman All too often in popular media, disability is used as shorthand to say a character is helpless or weak. A victim. And if that character is a superpowered person, their disability becomes something for them to overcome or cure in order for them to become a hero.… Continue reading MIGHTY – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – There’s No Place
Edited by HE Casson IN SHORT DEADLINE EXTENDED!!! What: A pro-rate anthology of short fiction pieces on the theme of “home” (500-3500 words) on the theme of HOME Who: Storytellers who have experienced—or are experiencing—homelessness. When: Submissions are open from July 1, 2022, to September 30, 2022 Deadline extended to October 31st, 2022! Publication is… Continue reading CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – There’s No Place
Renaissance is looking for readers!
There are so many amazing stories out there, and every time we open ourselves to submissions, we become inundated with them, and it’s become evident that we need help! Please read below to see if this is something that might interest you, and please share this call with your network! What will I be reading?… Continue reading Renaissance is looking for readers!
Call for auditions!
We are looking for a variety of audio book narrators for multiple projects to be accomplished in 2022. You will find a description of the various projects at the bottom of this text. To make your final recordings, you will be working on your own equipment at home. Please note that we only expect raw… Continue reading Call for auditions!
AfriCANthology: Perspectives of Black Canadian Poets: Get your copy today!
Truth spoken plainly and powerfully is difficult to dismiss and impossible to ignore. Edited with purpose by Greg Frankson, AfriCANthology: Perspectives of Black Canadian Poets brings together some of Canada''s most influential dub, page, and spoken word poetic voices and gives them space to speak freely about their personal journeys in piercing verse and unapologetic… Continue reading AfriCANthology: Perspectives of Black Canadian Poets: Get your copy today!
Dorothy Ellen Palmer is a mom of two, a binge knitter, a former English/Drama teacher, improv coach and union activist, now a disabled senior writer and disability activist. Her novel, When Fenelon Falls, (Coach House) and adoption-disability memoir, Falling for Myself, (Wolsak and Wynn), were acclaimed by The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, and… Continue reading Dorothy Palmer
Molly Desson is an editor/typesetter who prides herself on making books look good, whether it be visually or grammatically. She has a diploma in professional writing and a B.A. in classical studies. Outside of work, she’s either talking to or about her dog. Some of her non-dog interests include the ancient world, crafts, and being outside.
Born in Montréal, Mariam Pal spent her childhood in Victoria, B.C. where Ballet is not for Muslim Girls is set. Mariam returned to Montréal four decades ago to study economics and law at McGill. A former resident of Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire and Manila, Philippines, Mariam has traveled extensively in Europe, Asia and Africa. She is… Continue reading Mariam Pal
Jade is an avid daydreamer and lover of all things D&D, fantasy, and literature. A soon-to-be alumna of Carleton university, she is on her way to make something of that English and Canadian Studies degree, starting with her work at Renaissance Press. Stay tuned to find out more.
Robert Kingett is a totally blind author that writes essays and fiction where disabled characters live normal lives. When he's not writing, he loves to listen to fiction podcasts. Visit him online at http://blindjournalist.wordpress.com/