Disabled Writers is a resource to help editors connect with disabled writers and journalists, and journalists connect with disabled sources. Our goal is specifically to promote paid opportunities for multiply marginalized members of the disability community, and to encourage editors and journalists to think of disabled people for stories that stretch beyond disability issues. 


Daily Dot x Disabled Writers Fellowship Application

Disabled Writers in partnership with Alice Wong and the Disability Visibility Project® and Vilissa Thompson and Ramp Your Voice! is excited to announce our fellowship program, which places emerging disabled writers with publications for mentoring and career development. Participating publications will accept fellows to work on three pieces — whether separately or as a series — in collaboration with an editor. These paid fellowships are open to all emerging disabled journalists, regardless of their affiliation with Disabled Writers.

The application period for the Daily Dot fellowship has closed. The Daily Dot provides original reporting on internet life and culture. They are looking for features, news responses, and personal essays on identity, sex, relationships, and parenting — and how those topics play out online or through technology. 

Please take your time with this application: Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you have questions, email disabled.writers at gmail.com — the initial application process is administered by Disabled Writers, not the Daily Dot, and they will be unable to assist you. 

Acceptance to a Disabled Writers/Daily Dot fellowship is not an offer of future employment, but a short-term contract for three articles produced in collaboration with one or more assigning editors. The Daily Dot reserves the right to decline publication, with a predetermined kill fee, if one or more articles proves unsuitable. Disabled Writers acts as a facilitator at the outset of the fellowship but is not involved with day-to-day administration.

Lisa Sartori Selected as Daily Dot Writing Fellow

Lisa Sartori Selected as Daily Dot Writing Fellow