Pentimento (pen’ ti men to) n.

An underlying image in a painting, as an earlier painting, part of a painting or original draft, that shows through, usually when the top layer of paint has become transparent with age.

To see beyond the surface.

Through art, photography, essays, stories, and poetry, Pentimento will ask its readers to see beyond disabilities and physical challenges.  To see the ways in which we are all connected, and find in our pages a sense of the what the poet Emily Dickinson wrote:  “I felt it shelter to speak to you.”

The magazine cover features artwork by a child or young adult with a disability. Each issue includes a section devoted to writing by readers on a particular topic,  art, essays, fiction, photography, and poetry.

We accept submissions by an individual with a disability or an individual who is part of the community, such as a family member, therapist, educator, etc.

Website and Print Magazine Updates

Pentimento is available in print and in the future — online. The reading period for the Winter 2014/2015 issue is under way, with submissions accepted through September 15, 2014.  We are seeking disability-related true stories on “Romance”  for The Readers’ Pen submission category.

The website is a work-in-progress.  Please check back periodically for more information and updates.

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