Coming to Tampa

For the third year, the Disability Literature Consortium will be bringing books to the annual AWP (Associated Writers and Writing Programs) Conference.  This year it is in Tampa.  The Dis Lit Consortium is made up of journals who are dedicated to the publication of the work of writers with disabilities.  The includes Kaleidoscope, Breath and Shadow, Wordgathering, Deaf Poetry Society and Rogue Agent.

We have a double role at AWP.  The most obvious one is to make the published books of as many disabled writers as possible available for purchase by those who attend the conference.  By centralizing this work we make it a lot easier for those attending the conference to find a book that may be looking for and it is also a way of introducing potential readers to work in the same field of interest that they may not have known about.

We are also there to tell authors about the journals that we publish and to encourage them to submit work to the journals that may give them the best chance for publication.  This year we are also letting readers know about Zoeglossia, which is will be sponsoring its first two conferences for writers with disabilities.

Stop by and visit us.  We are at table T240.

Coming to Tampa

2 thoughts on “Coming to Tampa

  1. A friend of mine, Tammie Rice, said she talked to you at Tampa. She sent me your business card, Can you comment on your submission periods, etc or websites of the journals you represent?

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    1. John,
      I am the editor of one of the five journals represented by the Disability Literature Consortium. I edit Wordgathering located at http://www.wordgathering.com. We publish four times a year and have rolling submissions. The other journals in our group are Kaleidosope, Breath and Shadow, Deaf Poets Society, and Rogue agent. We are similar in many ways but each have our special interests and submission requirements. If you email me at submissions@wordgathering.com, I will be glad to send you an attachment that will give a description of all of the journals. – Michael Northen, Wordgathering

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