Take a minute and check out Pentimento Magazine. Begun by Lori Brozek from Lambertville NJ, we are an ad-free magazine that concerns “All Things Disability.” I have the honor of being the magazine’s poetry editor; our entries have originated from the U.S. and other countries.
Pentimento Magazine is accepting submissions for the winter issue until September 15, 2014. We publish Creative non-fiction, Fiction, Poetry, Art, and Photography. We accept material from both children and adults who are disabled individuals themselves and from those who are in the disabled community–caregiver, family member, doctor, friend, etc.
We pay our contributors.
We accept previously published work. Please give the name and date of the previous publication; make sure you have ownership of the work.
The cover is always art by a disabled child.
For the upcoming issue, we especially need entries for the theme-based ‘Readers’ Pen’ column. The writing for this column is first person memoir/personal essays centering on a theme and its relationship to disability–this winter issue’s theme is ‘ROMANCE.’
To submit to the magazine, click on the link above and check out the submission requirements for each genre. Please follow the requirements if you want your material to be considered. Remember, the material must be well-crafted and concern disability. The author must be either disabled or a member of the disability community.
Art and photography are always welcome; we could use these for the next issue. They have special requirements:
A person with a disability may enter art or photography on any issue.
A person connected to the disability community must submit art or photography directly addressing disability.
We also have an “Uncut” column where a handwritten piece by a young person with a disability is published as is; we do not make any revisions on that piece.
“Pentimento” refers to an art term that means:
“An underlying image in a painting, as an earlier painting, part of a painting or original draft, that shows through, usually when the top layer of paint has become transparent with age.” Also, “To see beyond the surface.”
We hope our magazine does just that–see beyond the surface of a disability and connect individuals. Our home page says it best: “Through art, photography, essays, stories, and poetry, Pentimento will ask its readers to see beyond disabilities and physical challenges. To see the ways in which we are all connected, and find in our pages a sense of the what the poet Emily Dickinson wrote: ‘I felt it shelter to speak to you.’ ”
Let us see your take on living with a disability–you just might find yourself in print.