call for submissions: Kaleidoscope
- KALEIDOSCOPE MAGAZINE call for submissions on the theme of "Giving & Receiving
Care: A Delicate Balance." Deadline 3/1/09. Guidelines available at
Exploring the Experience of Disability
through Literature and the Fine Arts
Guidelines for Submission
Kaleidoscope Magazine has a creative focus that examines the experiences of disability through literature and the fine arts. Unique to the field of disability studies, this award-winning publication expresses the experiences of disability from the perspective of individuals, families, healthcare professionals, and society as a whole. The material chosen for Kaleidoscope challenges and overcomes stereotypical, patronizing, and sentimental attitudes about disability. Although content always focuses on a particular aspect of disability, writers with and without disabilities are welcome to submit their work.
The criteria for good writing apply: effective technique, thought-provoking subject matter, and in general, a mature grasp of the art of story-telling. Writers should avoid using offending language and always put the person before the disability.
Kaleidoscope is published twice a year, in January with a submission deadline of August 1, and in July with a submission deadline of March 1.
Gail Willmott, Editor-in-chief
701 South Main Street
Akron, OH 44311-1019
Fax: (330) 762-0912
Non-fiction – articles relating to the arts, both literary and visual, interviews, or personal accounts—5,000 words maximum/double spaced.
Fiction — Short stories with a well-crafted plot and engaging characters—5,000 words maximum/double spaced.
Poetry – Poems that have strong imagery, evocative language – six poems maximum.
Book reviews – Reviews that are substantive, timely, powerful works about publications in the field of disability and/or the arts. The writer’s opinion of the work being reviewed should be clear. The review should be a literary work in its own right – 5,000 words maximum/double spaced.
Visual arts – Art of all media, from watercolor and charcoals to collage and sculpture; six to twelve works maximum. We accept black and white glossy photos, 35mm slides, or color photos. Any art submitted digitally must be in a high-resolution (minimum of 300dpi) .tif formatconverted to CMYK (we cannot guarantee color accuracy of RGB files) or grayscale to ensure the best print quality. The photos should have minimal background with the art as the main focus. Include captions on the photos stating the size, medium, and title of work.
Considers unsolicited material (always include SASE)
Accepts simultaneously published work
Acknowledges receipt in two weeks
Rejects or accepts within six months
Reserves right to minor editing without author’s approval; substantive editing with approval
Payment is made upon publication and varies from $10 to $125.
Contributors receive two complimentary copies of the magazine.
Copyright reverts to author upon publication.
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