The Disability Literature Consortium is dedicated to the dissemination of literary work by writers with disabilities. Consequently, when an event comes along that makes it possible for disabled writers to learn more how their work can be published, it is a cause for excitement. On January 15, at & PM, a #CripLit Twitter Chat hosted by Alice Wong and Nicola Griffith in the form of an editors round table that will give participants a chance to hear from disability literary journals looking for their work. The journals include Barking Sycamore, Breath & Shadow, Deaf Poets Society, Intima, Monstering Magazine and Wordgathering.
Wong is a free lance journalist and founder of the Disability Visibility Project. Griffith is a British novelist recently diagnosed with MS. The June 15 twitter chat will be the fifth in a series that they have hosted. The chat will be designed to get basic information from each of the editors that may be useful to writers. The hosts say, “All disabled writers are welcome to participate in the chat including (but not limited to) reporters, storytellers, essayists, poets, cartoonists, bloggers, freelancers, unpublished or published. We want to hear from all of you! Check #CripLit hashtag on Twitter…”
Wong and Griffith can be followed @DisVisibility and @nicolaz on Twitter.