He knew how to make me laugh and allowed me to be myself instead of always having to put on a performance to prove I was an ordinary college girl.

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He never tried to rein in my enthusiasm or to control me.

He made me feel very special and loved for who I really was.

In all instances, our preference is for shorter lengths than the maximum allowed.

Please single-space all submissions, and use a blank line to separate paragraphs and stanzas.

All of our prize winning stories and poems can be found throughout this issue.

See “The Writers’ Climb” for details about our next contest, again with cash prizes.

Writers with disabilities may submit up to three selections per issue.

Deadlines are February 15 for the Spring/Summer issue, and August 15 for the Fall/winter issue.

Please include information about where your book is available in an accessible format. Do you have a skill, service, or product valued by writers? Our anthology published in 2007, “Behind Our Eyes: Stories, Poems, and Essays by Writers with Disabilities”, is available at Amazon and from other booksellers.

For a minimum contribution of .00 we will announce it in the next two issues of “Magnets and Ladders”. It is available in recorded and Braille format from the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

Writers must disclose their disability in their biography or in their work.