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We do not feature advocacy, activist, “how-to,” or “what’s new” articles regarding disabilities. Paste your submission and bio into the body of your email or attach in Microsoft Word format.Do not submit until your piece is ready to be considered for publication.Rewrites, additions, deletions, or corrections are part of the editorial process, and will be suggested or initiated by the editor. Memoir, fiction, and nonfiction maximum length is 2500 words.Writers must disclose their disability in their biography or in their work.Biographies may be up to 100 words in length, and should be written in third-person.Below are the Congratulations to the winning authors. This was at a time when nearly every home received a newspaper.All of our prize winning stories and poems can be found throughout this issue. Readers could choose from four daily editions, the Flint Journal or three Detroit papers, the Free Press, the News, and the Times.Explore nature in its many forms in “Nature’s Wonder.” “The Writers’ Climb is packed with articles and exercises to stretch your writing muscles.You can find our fiction First and Second Place winners in “The Melting Pot.” Do you want to read something that might surprise you?It is also available in recorded format from the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Our mailing list is a low-traffic congenial place to share work in progress; learn about submission requests; and to ask and answer writing questions.If you would like to join our group and receive access to our phone conferences and mailing list, please complete our quick and easy membership form at