At Skin Stories, we are committed to publishing personal narratives, opinion pieces, reportage and other writing by and about people with disabilities, and by those who work in the area of disability rights.
We strongly encourage women, queer people, transgender people, Dalit and Adivasi people and other minorities to send queries.
We pay writers a small honorarium.
These are our submissions guidelines:
We do not accept unsolicited submissions. If you would like to write for us, please send a short (one paragraph) pitch to [email protected].
Before submitting your pitch, please familiarise yourself with what we’ve already published.
We publish posts on the themes of sexuality, intimacy, representation, dating, relationships, family, parenting, marriage, sex, culture, politics, books and rights as they apply to the lives of people with disabilities.
At this time, we only publish nonfiction writing. Please do not send us fiction or poetry.
Once you’ve submitted your query, please give us at least two weeks to respond. Please feel free to follow up if we have not responded after two weeks.
Articles normally run between 800-1000 words. Exceptions can be made in some cases at the discretion of the Sexuality and Disability team, but pieces will rarely exceed 1200 words.
Once your pitch has been accepted, and you have made a submission, please understand that we may require you to work with us on a reasonable number of edits, and that we may not be able to publish your post immediately.
We are a small operation – each piece is lovingly hand-crafted, and we only publish once a week. Posts are often planned weeks in advance. The editor will let you know when your piece is likely to be published.
Featured image credit: Alia Sinha