dubble is an online magazine, platform, & community building a space for disabled & chronically ill creatives. We recognise the underrepresentation of disabled people in the media and address this inequality by platforming the creative work of our community, through personal essays, opinion pieces, arts, poetry, news and politics, and lifestyle content.
We welcome and encourage contributions from people with lived experience of disability. This includes, but is not limited to, those who are disabled, chronically ill, mentally ill, sick, crip, neurodivergent, terminally ill, d/Deaf, hard of hearing, blind, and mad. You do not have to identify as disabled to contribute.
dubble is a new space for disabled writers to build a community and share their work, and unfortunately, we run on a volunteer basis. Please keep this in mind when pitching. Rest assured, we are working on finding ways to become a sustainable business that can pay all of our contributors in the future.
If you’re interested in creating visual art for dubble, check out our submissions page.
- Send pitches to [email protected]
- Please include in your email:
- your full name and pronouns (if you’re comfortable sharing)
- confirmation that you have lived experience of disability (we don’t require details unless relevant to the pitch)
- any access needs you’d like us to know
- The pitch itself should be around 200-250 words outlining themes and ideas – explain why it’s important, why you should be the one to write it, and why it’s suitable for dubble.
- For the subject line please include a possible title and make it clear if the piece is time-sensitive.
- Where possible send examples of previous work, a short bio (under 50 words), and social media links.
- If your pitch contains sensitive subjects, please include a trigger warning at the beginning of your email to protect our volunteers, e.g. ‘TW: sexual assault.’
- While we exclusively publish disabled and chronically ill writers, we know that this is not all you want to write about, and so absolutely accept pitches unrelated to disability or chronic illness.
- Don’t worry if you don’t know what section you’re pitching to – we’ll figure it out together!
- If we accept your pitch we’ll give you a first draft deadline, suggested word count, and some ideas and advice. Deadlines can always be adjusted to suit your needs, and we will work with you up until the piece is complete.
- A team of disabled volunteers are responding to your pitches – please be patient with us and remember that in our case, a slow reply doesn’t mean we haven’t accepted your work.