Submission Guidelines

AbilityMaine is interested in the following types of materials:

  • Disability Oriented Events: either calendar items, or press releases from your nonprofit organization.
  • Stories about Maine people with disabilities for our Maine People section.
  • Stories about political events that affect people with disabilities.
  • Information about new government, or nonprofit, services, or changes in present services.
  • Information about things that people might not think to apply for. Examples might be summer camps, free computers, trips, whatever.
  • Your editorial comments about any disability issue. Well thought out and substantiated are the bywords here. Original sources for materials must be clearly cited and your contact information must be included with articles that are written by you.
  • Travel information — try to include as much access information as possible. Where to go, or where not to go. When commenting on access be sure to be specific as to why you feel a certain access condition exsists.
  • Lots of other stuff relating to people with disabilities. If you're not sure, send it to us anyway.

AbilityMaine is not interested in anything that we deem ableist, sexist, racist, classist, ageist, sizeist, heterosexist, transphobic, exploitative of children, or in any other way exploitative, prejudiced, or offensive to specific groups of people, including slurs based on national origin or religion.

Do not expect us to rewrite your material for clarity, that's your job. Sometimes articles go the recycle bin just because we don't have time to edit them.

Please identify yourself and your organization (if any) when you submit materials. We will not publish "stuff" that just shows up in our inbox.

Information about Maine and New England will have first priority.

We accept material from people of all ages, from children to seniors.

Will we pay you? In a word, no. We wish that we could afford to, because you surely deserve it.

How to submit material: The simplest way is to send it in the body of an email. If it is a long document, you may send it in a MS Word, OpenOffice, rtf, or StarOffice file. Please do not send large files without asking us first. We have slow dialup connections. The next person who sends me a 9 X 12 glossy of their dog in bmp format..... Sorry, I forgot, no threats allowed, either.

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