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.
This fellowship application is for Rewire.News, opening April 17 and closing May 17. Rewire.News is a daily online publication devoted to health, rights, and justice. They are looking for reported pieces, analyses, commentaries, and personal essays about the ways in which people are affected by systems of oppression or policies that restrict their autonomy.
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 Rewire.News, and they will be unable to assist you.
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.