I saw this article on Twitter and thought it was the coolest thing ever, so I decided to share it.
If you’re interested in writing fictional short stories, Eli Wilde is hosting a writing contest where the main character is a superhero with a disability. The winner will receive $100 and will be featured in Issue One of the print version of Revolt Daily. Second and Third place winners receive $25 and $10, respectively, will be featured in the online magazine. There is also a$25 prize for the wackiest story that brought a smile to everyone’s face, and Eli will include any other stories that deserve to be read in the online edition of Revolt Daily.
What really made me want to participate, besides the fact that I enjoy writing superhero stories, is that the inspiration to run this contest came from his son, Mikey, who has hereditary spastic paraparesis and is reliant on a wheelchair to get around. A fan of superheros, zombies, and cyborgs, Mikey asked if there were any superheroes who had a disability like him. When they came up with very few names, Eli decided to host a workshop with Whizz Kidz, a charity that provides mobility equipment for disabled children and encourages them to look past their disability, to create their own superhero.
The focus of the project is to show that people with disabilities can do anything, the same as people without a disability.
The deadline for submissions is May 31. For more information, read the article, view the submission guidelines, and check out the Whizz Kidz website.