The Disability Collective is seeking submissions of any forms of writing (plays, poetry, short stories, scripts, songs, novels, etc.) from writers with disabilities for our upcoming project, The Disability Writes Project.



The Disability Collective is a not-for-profit organization and community of disabled artists dedicated to celebrating and showcasing disability in the arts. TDC strives to de-stigmatize disability and challenge perceptions of what disability looks like through promoting disabled artists in a variety of forms, including live performances, virtual showcases, visual art shows, readings, and more. We believe that disability can be defined in many ways, including physical impairments, mental health conditions, emotional disabilities, sensory disabilities, cognitive challenges, neurodiversity, and chronic illnesses.



Please send us a brief description of your piece along with an excerpt (you can choose the length you think is enough to give us a feel for the piece). This can be submitted in any format, such as written, audio, video, storyboard, etc. Please include any content warnings if applicable, and provide an age demographic for your work. If you have any links or other forms of media that showcase your work, you are welcome to provide them.


Works can be submitted in any stage of writing. Our goal is to present these works in various formats (such as readings, workshops, etc.) over the coming months. As this is an online project, we are happy to consider artists based in any location.


All selected artists will be paid an honorarium for their participation in this initiative. 


Deadline for submissions is Sunday, August 1st at 11:59 PM EDT.


If you have any questions or need extra time for your submission, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at


The Disability Collective is committed to reflecting the diversity of our community, and will make every effort to identify and remove any barriers to inclusion. We welcome and encourage submissions from individuals of any ethnicity, age, gender identity or expression, colour, country of origin, citizenship status, language, physical and mental ability, size, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, or any other characteristics that make our communities and individuals unique. We recognize that disability has a compounded impact on those at the intersection of other marginalized communities, such as Black, Indigenous, and 2LGBTQIA+ communities, people of colour, women and femmes, fat people, religious minorities, and more.


We look forward to reviewing your submissions! Thank you for your interest.