Hello and a warm welcome into Semester 2 from the Disabilities Officers.

Disabled Honi 2019

We are excited to announce that we have an autonomous edition of Honi Soit in week 4. We are currently looking for submissions and pitches for opinion pieces, short fiction, feature articles, art and comedy. Written submissions should be approximately 500-800 words; however, we can accommodate shorter pieces and features of up to 1200 words. We will be preferencing USyd students or staff who have a disability in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. It recognises “that disability is an evolving concept and…results from the interaction between persons with impairments and attitudinal and environmental barriers that hinders their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others.” This includes but is not limited to people with mental, chronic, or terminal illnesses; people who are neurodivergent; people who are blind or partially sighted; and people who are D/deaf or hard of hearing. We will also consider submissions from non-USyd students and staff and non-disabled people, however, please specify it in your email as we prioritise submissions from marginalised voices. You do not have to disclose details of your disability in order to submit work. We may also consider
submissions in French and Chinese, but it is advisable to pitch first.

If you’re increased in illustrating specific pieces, need some advice, or have a submission or pitch, please send an email to disabilities.officers@src.usyd.edu.au.

Submissions are due on Saturday 17 August at 9 pm.

If you use a pen name or want to be published anonymously, that is fine, just let us know.