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May 31, 2021

the way out is the way in: an anthology of disabled poets

The LCP Chapbook Series presents: the way out is the way in: an anthology of disabled poets, edited by Stuart Ian McKay.

This chapbook by disabled poets acknowledges and celebrates the dignity, passion, joy and difficulties poets living with disabilities encounter and overcome every day. It connects them not only to one another, but to a world that too often excludes them. Editor Stuart Ian McKay, himself a poet living with a permanent disability, invites other poets with disabilities, however that is defined, to submit work that celebrates the struggles, the victories, the joys and mysteries of the disabled experience. Tell the truth, delight, rejoice in how poetry sets you free!


The League encourages submissions by equity seeking individuals including LGBTQI2S, Indigenous writers, writers of colour, gender non-conforming writers, writers with disabilities, women, and those who face barriers because of mental health challenges and neurodivergence. We are also open to submissions written in dialects not recognized by mainstream publishing, and translations into English. If you are submitting a poem in a language other than English, please provide additional context for our readers in English.