Cripple Magazine: Market Spotlight

For this week's market spotlight, we look at Cripple Magazine, an online and print magazine curated and run by young disabled creatives.
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Cripple Magazine is an online and print magazine curated and run by young disabled creatives. It was founded by Emily Flores, a 15-year-old journalist with a disability who wanted to provide a platform for young disabled creatives.

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The editors say, "From parents to doctors to well-read researchers, adults often spend time in conversations surrounding and about young disabled people. It’s time that we start hearing from the young disabled people themselves, and see how they want to be represented in real life and in media."

While this market does not have a budget to pay for pieces, it is a good publication opportunity for writers between the ages of 13 and 18.


What They're Looking For

Cripple Magazine is looking for passionate and young (13 to 18) disabled writers, editors, and artists.

The editors say, "Know that even though our magazine is geared towards young people with disabilities and the call-out culture of ableism, submissions and contributions from artists and writers can be professional pieces about any topic you want. They can be pieces about fashion, politics, social justice, or even pieces about the latest drama on YouTube."

They are open to all young, disabled creatives, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, location, or other identifiers. 

How to Submit

Potential writers can apply for a writing position here. Or they can pitch an article via email at

Click here to learn more and submit.


Freelance Writing

No other market is as open to the freelance writer as the magazine market. From trade and association publications, to special interest magazines, to regional and national consumer publications, editors are looking for writers who can deliver well-researched, reader-targeted articles on deadline. To make it in this market, you want to learn how to identify a magazine's editorial needs and—most important—how to fill them.

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