ISSUE 6: Winter 2015-2016





We are all asked to do more than we can do.  

Madeline L'Engle 



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Last year, 2015, marked the 40th anniversary of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (EHA), which in 1990 was supplanted by the now more familiar Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA. This federal civil rights legislation entitles children with disabilities to attend school alongside their nondisabled peers. It’s no surprise that the federal government took its cues in the 1970s from activist mothers in Washington State—caregivers often work hand-in-hand with their disabled loved ones for social justice.

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Dear writers, artists, and poets who submit to and read Pentimento magazine:

Thank you for your interest in Pentimento and your willingness to submit your work. We are honored to read and view your contributions to disability literature and art.

However, we reluctantly have to suspend publication for the next two issues—late summer of 2016 and the winter of 2016­-2017. Personal and financial issues force us to do so. We hope to resume production for the late summer/early fall issue of 2017, with entries due at the end of March of 2017.

We are committed to keeping Pentimento ad­-free and paying our contributors. We are searching for funding and grants to publish.

You have told us how important our magazine is to the disability community; we remain committed to future issues.
Announcement of the reopening of the magazine will appear in various journals (Poets and Writers) and calls to send entries, such as CRWROPPS (Creative Writing Opportunities List).

In the interim, you may wish to consider sending your work to Wordgathering, an online disability magazine. 

Or you may wish to submit to Kaleidoscope, a print journal associated with United Disability Services in Ohio.

Thank you, again, for reading and submitting to Pentimento. We have a small editorial staff that is committed to bringing excellent art and writing concerning disability to the general public.

The Editorial Staff at Pentimento