If you have been thinking about submitting to the Able in this Diverse Universe essay contest, I have good news. The deadline has been extended to March 31st, and the submission fee has been dropped to $10. EEEEK, what are you waiting for?
Everything else remains the same: submit up to 2,000 words of nonfiction on ableism, disability, access, and overcoming.
I am very open to experimental writing and to non-traditional definitions of nonfiction, so get speculative if you want. Push the boundaries. Or not. Traditional is good, too. I am also excited about diverse interpretations of the themes.
All submissions are read with no identifying information, so don’t hold back. It’s a win-win. Help Noah get his therapy dog, and maybe win a cash prize for your writing, too!
My co-judges are amazing: neuroscientist and writer Dr. Kwame Brown, mental wellness writer and former international model Jackie Cioffa, Art Saves Lives International director and artist Charlotte Farhan. Seriously good people!
For more information about Noah and his therapy dog, or if you are interested in supporting Noah but would rather donate directly, here is the Noah Ainslie’s Service Dog Fund GoFundMe page.