We accept submissions of poetry, prose, cross-genre work, reviews/interviews/miscellany, and art for publication on a rolling basis. We publish an online issue four times a year: January, April, July, and October. We changed to this publishing schedule as of November 2016. There are no deadlines for our issues.

Please submit up to three poems; one prose or "Ideas" piece of up to 5,000 words; or up to three art pieces per submission. With the exception of art, each submission should include a 50- to 100-word bio in the cover letter field.

We intend to pay our contributors for their accepted pieces, but we need your help generating the funds! If you can, please submit a contribution through this link, or via our PayPal account: https://www.deafpoetssociety.com/contribute/.

*Note: If you choose to submit a contribution, we will be very grateful. However, a contribution will not increase your chances for publication. We won't think less of the work if you submit work without making a contribution or paying the critique fee.

The Deaf Poets Society will publish an upcoming issue (Issue 4) on crip futurism, a growing body of interdisciplinary studies. We are looking for D/deaf and disabled perspectives and re-imaginings of bodies, science, technology, bioethics, and the future ways of existing. Though crip futurism and the notion of ‘crips in space’ has a long history in both popular and academic thought, the impetus for this issue originated from a Twitter conversation in which Sam de Leve, Alice Wong, and others speculated what life would be like for crips in space. Would D/deaf and/or disabled people with low bone density and muscle atrophy be ideal explorers in zero gravity environments? Would D/deaf and/or disabled people be the perfect ambassadors to make first contact with extraterrestrials since they know the alien experience in hostile ableist/audist societies? What is the impact of human gene-editing and other reproductive technologies on future generations of D/deaf and disabled people?

The Deaf Poets Society is excited to have writer Sam de Leve and Alice Wong of the Disability Visibility Project™ join us as guest editors for this issue. Essays, poetry, prose, and art are welcome. Deadline: April 4. Go to the Submission Guidelines for more information.

Poetry: We're looking for poems on any subject that will change our readers in some way. We especially want intersectional work that upends the dominant rhetoric about disability. Please send us up to 3 poems in a single .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .txt file titled with your name and genre (NAME_GENRE).

Poetry: We're looking for poems on any subject that will change our readers in some way. We especially want intersectional work that upends the dominant rhetoric about disability. Please send us up to 3 poems in a single .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .txt file titled with your name and genre (NAME_GENRE).

Prose: We're looking for compelling prose or cross-genre works (including flash and works that combine ASL and English) that critically examine some aspect of the disability experience. Please send us anything under 5,000 words in a single .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .txt file titled with your name and genre (NAME_GENRE).


Prose: We're looking for compelling prose or cross-genre works (including flash and works that combine ASL and English) that critically examine some aspect of the disability experience. Please send us anything under 5,000 words in a single .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .txt file titled with your name and genre (NAME_GENRE).

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Art: We're looking for thought-provoking, nuanced art that catalyzes reflection on how we view, write, and talk about disability. We particularly like works that examine the complexities that result from intersectionality. We accept any media that can be presented online in the form of an image, audio or video file. Please send us images of up to four pieces of work in .jpg, .png, .mov, or .pdf format titled with your name and genre (NAME_GENRE). *Note: Our submission manager will only accept three files at a time. If you're sending us the maximum amount of art pieces (four), you'll need to send us three in one submission, and the last one in a second submission. We apologize for the inconvenience!

If submitting more than one work of the same genre, number the images - example: SMITH/PAINTING1, SMITH/PAINTING2, etc. For 3D work, you may include an additional detail image of each piece. All image files should be 200 bpi/ppi resolution or higher. 400mb max per file, and 800mb per submission (if you have strong work that exceeds this limitation, contact us about how we might be able to view your submission). If accepted, we will ask you to provide additional details about the accepted work (year created, dimensions, description for captions, etc.) and write a brief artist's statement.

Art: We're looking for thought-provoking, nuanced art that catalyzes reflection on how we view, write, and talk about disability. We particularly like works that examine the complexities that result from intersectionality. We accept any media that can be presented online in the form of an image, audio or video file. Please send us images of up to four pieces of work in .jpg, .png, .mov, or .pdf format titled with your name and genre (NAME_GENRE). *Note: Our submission manager will only accept three files at a time. If you're sending us the maximum amount of art pieces (four), you'll need to send us three in one submission, and the last one in a second submission. We apologize for the inconvenience!

If submitting more than one work of the same genre, number the images - example: SMITH/PAINTING1, SMITH/PAINTING2, etc. For 3D work, you may include an additional detail image of each piece. All image files should be 200 bpi/ppi resolution or higher. 400mb max per file, and 800mb per submission (if you have strong work that exceeds this limitation, contact us about how we might be able to view your submission). If accepted, we will ask you to provide additional details about the accepted work (year created, dimensions, description for captions, etc.) and write a brief artist's statement.


Ideas (Reviews, Interviews, & Miscellany): In our reviews and interviews, we look for poetry and short fiction, novels and memoirs, anthologies and plays, art exhibits and new media that explore the intersections of disability and other identities, allowing these complications to reach across the screen to the reader/viewer. We believe fundamentally that nobody articulates the disabled experience like disabled writers and critics. If you, our readers, find a piece of literature or art that might be worth a closer look, send an email to thedeafpoetssociety@gmail.com, with the subject heading “TIP”.

Ideas (Reviews, Interviews, & Miscellany): In our reviews and interviews, we look for poetry and short fiction, novels and memoirs, anthologies and plays, art exhibits and new media that explore the intersections of disability and other identities, allowing these complications to reach across the screen to the reader/viewer. We believe fundamentally that nobody articulates the disabled experience like disabled writers and critics. If you, our readers, find a piece of literature or art that might be worth a closer look, send an email to thedeafpoetssociety@gmail.com, with the subject heading “TIP”.