Breath & Shadow 71

About

Breath & Shadow is a journal of disability culture and literature. A project of AbilityMaine, Breath & Shadow was the first online literary journal with a focus on disability. It is also unique in being the sole cross-disability literature and culture magazine written and edited entirely by people with disabilities. While some literary journals may devote one issue in a year — or ten years — to the disability experience, in Breath & Shadow you will find poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, drama, and other writing that examines the human experience of living with disability — in every single issue.

Important: Limited Demographic: Submissions are restricted to people with disabilities.

Country of Publication

United States

Audience

Open to a broad Audience, including: People with disabilities.

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 4 x per year.

Fiction Open

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Magic Realism, Slipstream.
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Magic Realism, Slipstream.
Mystery/Crime Mystery/CrimeOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Slipstream.
Suspense/Thriller Suspense/ThrillerOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Humorous, Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 3,000 words.
Novel Excerpt Novel ExcerptUp to 3,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No OK NoText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Open

Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Humorous, Literary, Mainstream, Personal.
Topics:
Film/Television (Film, Theory/Analysis/Criticism, See guidelines), Health/Medicine (See guidelines), Literature/Books (Theory/Analysis/Criticism, See guidelines), Memoir (See guidelines), Society/Culture (See guidelines), Other (See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Interview InterviewUp to 3,000 words.
Review ReviewUp to 3,000 words.
Article ArticleUp to 3,000 words.
Essay EssayUp to 3,000 words.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 3,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Pay ranges from Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No OK NoText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Open

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Magic Realism, Slipstream.
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Magic Realism, Slipstream.
Mystery/Crime Mystery/CrimeOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Slipstream.
Suspense/Thriller Suspense/ThrillerOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms, including: Formal verse, Free verse.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Humorous, Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 3 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) to Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem) Pay ranges from Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) to Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No OK NoText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Breath & Shadow Submission Statistics

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Dates

Last Updated: 04 Sep 2019
Last Checked: 29 Sep 2019 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 04 Sep 2019 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 30 Jul 2005

Before Submitting

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