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. 

 

Rewire.News x Disabled Writers Fellowship

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 this fellowship has closed. 

Acceptance to a Disabled Writers/Rewire.News 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. Rewire.News 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.

 

Cyrée Jarelle Johnson selected as Rewire.News Writing Fellow

Cyrée Jarelle Johnson selected as Rewire.News Writing Fellow

Lisa Ruiz Selected as Daily Dot Writing Fellow

Lisa Ruiz Selected as Daily Dot Writing Fellow