The Unwritten seeks writers

January 18, 2022

Posted by Margarita Sanabria

The Unwritten seeks writers to publish personal essays and opinion pieces about chronic illness, disability and health.


The Unwritten is a publication for disabled people by disabled people—telling their stories of success, struggle, life, love, loss and everything in between. Its main aim is to give disabled people a platform without worrying if their lived experience is “newsworthy” or “heart wrenching” enough.

For more information, please visit their website here.


Rachel Charlton-Dailey, Founder and Editor of The Unwritten, is looking for pitches:

  • Put the word PITCH in the subject
  • If your story is time sensitive please mark as TIMELY
  • Include a couple of paragraphs about you, your pitch and why you want to write about it. If you have links to previous work include that too but its not essential
  • If your pitch contains sensitive subjects can you please trigger warnings at the top of the email. A simple “TW: Domestic abuse” or “TW: eating disorders” is fine. If you’re unsure if you should, do so anyway just to be safe. This allows our editors to practice self-care.
  • They accept pitches from all over the world but be aware we only pay in GBP and USD. – Please only send pitches to this address, not editor’s personals. – We only publish articles, not poetry or short stories. We only publish own voices not parents or partners


  • $100 for $700-$900 words.


If you are interested in applying, send your submissions to:

Please note that we are a two-person team, both of whom have chronic illnesses and work other jobs, so it may take up to two months to reply to your pitch. – It’s not just me that reads pitches, please address to me and Caroline McOnagh-Delves.


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