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Breath & Shadow is our quarterly literary journal, one of just a few in the world exclusively written and edited by people living with disabilities!

October 15, 2019

Issue 4 of Volume 16 is now available to read here!

This issue features:
-"Broom and Dustpan" by Fay Loomis
-"The Space Between Us" by Ariana Hoelscher

-"Masquerading Stranger" by Karen Craig

-"Drown" and "Create" by Elizabeth Devine

-"The Endless Drudgery of Bei...

July 15, 2019

Issue 3 of Volume 16 is now available to read here!

This issue features:

-"Bullet-Holes" by Geraldine Fernandez
-"Twenty-Six Is Just Around the Corner" by SJ Bernstein

-"Worldly Possessions" by Alison Gerhard
-"Paging Dr. Crusher" by Meriah Crawford

-"Cityscape D...

April 14, 2019

Issue 2 of Volume 16 is now available to read here!

This issue features:

-"Snowing in Spring" by Changming Yuan
-"Through A Glass Darkly" by Glynis Scrivens

-"Dear God" by Shawna Borman
-"The Hidden Circus" by A.K.F.N. Myers

-"Chronicle" by Judith Skillman

-"In th...

January 15, 2019

Issue 1 of Volume 16 is now available to read here!

This issue features:

-"Some Thoughts on Trigger Warnings" by Chris Kuell
-"In Sorrow Brought Forth" and "A Childhood" by Rebecca Cross

-"Living, As They Do, At the Bottom of The Sea" by Adam Fout
-"Ride with Th...

November 14, 2018

Issue 4 of Volume 15 is now available to read here!

This issue features:

-"Understanding Passion and Passionate Understanding: A Book Review" by Denise Noe

-"Priorities" by Edward Turner

-"The Artist’s Domain" by John Kaniecki

-"Bartering for Health" by Wendy Kennar

-"A...

July 18, 2018

Check out all four remastered issues of Volume 13! 

Winter features:

-"Lessons from the Gimp Ghetto" by Heidi Johnson-Wright
-"After the ER Waiting Out a Storm in a Trailer" by Kitty Eppard

-"Seeking the Seal" by Katy Wimhurst
-"The Special Ed Teacher Collects Dead Mice...

July 16, 2018

Issue 3 of Volume 15 is now available to read here!

This issue features:

-"Serpent Mists" by Jim Pennington

-"Discovering the Dragon" by AJ Cunder

-"Little Alien Flute Girl" by Christine Lucas

-"ἡμικρανία (hēmikranía)" by Robin M. Eames

-"Instant Relief" by Darla Nagel

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July 12, 2018

We are happy to announce that Ability Maine is opening up a new community blog, and we want to publish you! We’ll begin accepting submissions from Maine residents for two blog tracks per month, one for writers who want to submit articles that track and explore current...

April 13, 2018

Issue 2 of Volume 15 is now available to read here!

This issue features:

-"Lost Self" and "Shadows II" by Casey Clabough

-"Pinstripe Suit and Yellow Wheels" by Ian Duncan

-"Life in Status Epilepticus Or, What to Do When You Think You’re A Jellyfish" by Claire Fitzpatrick

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March 29, 2018

"Since Maine voters passed the referendum to allow adults over the age of 21 to consume Cannabis in 2016, the fate of the nearly twenty year old medical marijuana program has been uncertain."

Click here to read this new article from Mike Reynolds!

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