An Organization of Writers with Disabilities

About Behind Our Eyes, Inc.

Our Mission

Behind Our Eyes, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, supports and inspires the writing of people with disabilities, develops and promotes positive public opinion regarding people with disabilities, provides meaningful programming for members through accessible technology, and publishes works generated by the group.

Our Activities

Several members of our group meet by moderated teleconference twice monthly to hear speakers; share work for critique; or receive tips on accessibility, publication, and suggested areas of interest. Our mailing list is a low-traffic congenial place to share work in progress; learn about submission requests; and to ask and answer writing questions.

We hold a readers’ workshop each month which offers members practice in reading for a group, and learning techniques from other members.

Our small group critique sessions provide in depth attention to work in progress or in review.

Our Book launch program (BBL) is a creative springboard, assisting authors with acquiring the tasks and skills necessary for a successful book launch. Authors are scheduled monthly via the Zoom conferencing platform.

If you would like to join our group and receive access to our phone conferences and mailing list, please complete our quick and easy membership form.

Our Anthologies

Our first anthology, published in 2007

Behind Our Eyes Cover ThumbnailBehind Our Eyes: Stories, Poems, and Essays by Writers with Disabilities,” is available at and from other booksellers. It is available in recorded and Braille format from the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

Our second anthology, published in 2013.

Behind Our Eyes Second Anthology Cover PhotoBehind Our Eyes, A Second Look” is available in soft cover print and on Kindle at Amazon, and on Barnes and Noble. It is also available in recorded format from the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

Stories, poems, and personal recollections reflect human emotion, startling fiction, and the rhythms of real life. Share our pride; read six years of our best work since the first anthology in 2007.

Contact Us

If you have any comments or questions, please use our contact form. If you have any problems with the form, please go to the Magnets and Ladders site and use the submission address there. Thanks.