Voices of Disability Economic Justice, a project of the The Century Foundation’s Disability Economic Justice Team, is a commentary series that shines a light on the economic disparities that disabled people experience. Central to this series is a focus on amplifying the perspectives of disabled people with multiple overlapping marginalized identities—particularly disabled people of color and LGBTQIA+ disabled people.

If you have a story to share or a viewpoint to express that addresses economic justice issues through a disability lens, send us a pitch! Payment for published pieces is $500.

Before submitting, please check out the guidelines below.

Submission Guidelines

We’re looking for op-ed style pieces and personal narratives of approximately 750 words in length written by people who identify as disabled. We encourage you to connect your personal insights and lived experiences with broader commentary and data related to disability economic justice.

We don’t require that writers specifically disclose their disability, so if you identify as having a disability, please pitch us! We will not edit the language you use to refer to yourself (e.g., person-first language or identity-first language).

If you do not have a disability, we ask that you please respect the space we are holding for disabled perspectives and refrain from pitching us. However, we welcome submissions that use supported storytelling, meaning that a disabled person who is unable to write can work with someone to share their story through an interview or question/answer format.

You can submit both ideas and full drafts for publishing consideration. If your pitch is accepted, we will work with you to shape, develop, and revise your draft into the final piece.

While we review all submissions we receive, we cannot guarantee acceptance for publication. Note that we publish 1-2 pieces per month, so if we accept a pitch from you that isn’t timely, we may not publish it immediately.

Please do not submit:

  • advertisements
  • fiction
  • poetry
  • long-form journalism
  • pieces that are explicitly partisan or endorse specific political candidates
  • pieces that have already been published by another outlet
  • pitches from non-disabled writers

We look forward to receiving your submission! Please send all pitches to [email protected]

Voices of Disability Economic Justice