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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!

May 5, 2020

Mike Reynolds will be live streaming a story hour at 4:20pm each day from May 5th through 7th. Tune in to our Facebook page to catch him sharing an interview as well as some of his writing!

Hope everyone is staying safe out there!

April 17, 2020

Issue 2 of Volume 17 is now available to read here!

This issue features:
-"Ode to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy" by Elizabeth Blackwell
-"How to Eulogize Everyone You’ve Ever Loved" by Olivia Bradley
-"Free The Sky" by Wendy S. Delmater
-"Pink Bleeds Red" by Kate Gough
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January 15, 2020

Issue 1 of Volume 17 is now available to read here!

This issue features:
-"Autism on the Rise" by David Rubin
-"Broken Symphony" by Elizabeth Devin
-"Echolalia" and "Two Years" by Olivia Swasey
-"Flawless" by Ken Allan Dronsfield
-"Four Grocery Lists" by Zach Semel

-"Gre...

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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