Write for us!

Got an idea? Get in touch by email: thelimpingchicken@gmail.com

The Limping Chicken features articles by a range of deaf writers, and we welcome YOUR contributions in English or in BSL!

Since this site was launched in February 2012, we have published writing by over 120 deaf writers, many of whom have gone on to write for us again.

You may be a professional writer, someone who writes a blog, or perhaps you’ve never written anything for publication before.

Either way, if we like your idea, we’re ready to help you turn it into a piece published here on the site!

We’re looking for articles that shine a light on deaf experience.

You might have a funny story to tell, a fresh idea, or an opinion you have. It could be a news story, or a tale you’d prefer to tell anonymously for The Secret Deafie column.

Whatever it is, just write a short email telling us roughly what you’d like to say! We can’t promise we’ll say yes, but you will get a reply.

Your story doesn’t have to be written in English. If you’re more comfortable telling your story in BSL, we’d be happy to talk to you on Skype and help you embed a video that will be added to the site with a written transcription!

Got an idea? Get in touch by email: thelimpingchicken@gmail.com

15 Responses “Write for us!” →
  1. Hello there! My real name is John Nicholl but my nick name is Johnboy. I am a profoundly deaf and an Usher syndrome – I legally am Deafblind Irishman! As a kid, my dram is a writer but unfortunately my grammical english is fairly good but still learning…
    I have found limeping Chicken so fascination and exciting which I truly hope it’d improve my English and especially for you to be more aware of the Deafblind awareness – Maybe it may be bit boring for you but it is important for you to learn and know better for future!
    Looking foward to share with you all! P-D

  2. Makes me think that I want a Canadian version of limping chicken… Still considering… I find this website fascinating!! 🙂

  3. I think it’s a great idea and love what you have done already – I am writing a regular blog for the charity Hearing Link about family life and being a deaf mom with a hearing children and husband. I also write a blog along the same lines called ‘Deaf Mum Talking’ on blog spot and a wordpress blog called ‘Inspirational Lives’. I was thinking you might be interested in featuring one of my (true) stories from ‘Inspirational Lives’ The Human Powerhouse a deaf mum to three deaf teenage children who is also a professional sports woman, journalist and mentor to families with deaf children.
    If you prefer something unpublished I’d love to write for you. 🙂
    Nice one! Keep up the good work. xxx


  4. sarah colwell

    April 26, 2012

    I would love to write for you about Microtia. My duaghter and I both suffer form unilateral microtia and I am trying to raise awareness of the condition. Sarah Colwell


  5. Peter Morrissey

    May 26, 2012

    I’ve been following your blog and thoroughly appreciated the information given. I’m very pleased Ted Evans won the Ben Steiner’s Award and look forward to watching his film next year.
    Thank you Charlie! : )


  6. David Jackson

    April 4, 2013

    We may have better access to information, every mainstream tv programmes subtitled, more people than before not staring at us as if we were mental when we sign unlike those dark days, the list goes on and on. We would think technology today is fully aware of deaf people’s needs. No, not yet!
    I bought a spanking new AIO pc with full access to TV with subtitles plus the ability to record them. So what is the problem? Much to my disappointment, I cannot record programmes with subtitles as opposed to watching them live. And many of the programmes via BBCplayer/ITVplayer do not show subtitles. So…nothing is perfect yet.


  7. Elisabeth McDermott

    June 13, 2013

    Here’s one for the archives!

    I am currently living in Guernsey – no DDA, no DLA, no ATW and not much of a young deaf community! As I am returning to the UK and getting organised to start my new job, I emailed ATW in London about assistance with communication support. They replied saying I couldn’t apply until 6 weeks prior to my starting the new job, and by the way they tried to call me on my mobile in response to my email…what part of ‘I am deaf and would like assistance with communication support’ do you not understand? Oh look, I got a missed call from a London number. I wonder who that could be?

    • Hello Elisabeth, read your comment with interest….here at Remark we are keen to know more deaf people living in more remote parts of the UK – what’s access like? Is there a close-knit deaf community etc? Would be great to know more about your experiences… would you be happy to email me at lucy@remark.uk.com? Hope to hear soon!

  8. As a hearing parent to a deaf son I am finding it more and more sad the amount of times I hear people refer to Cochlear implants as child abuse. My son uses bilateral hearing aids but we have many friends who have been implanted and i see a sad situation where the parents of children with CI are having people tell them that their decision was like abuse, I worry that this will only widen the gap between CI children and the Deaf community and this makes me sad. I know the subject is complicated but the choice to sign/ speak/ wear hearing aids/ have cochlear implants etc is a descision which has probably been partly decided by circumstances and then hopefully decided by careful consideration so it seems wrong unless you know all the details of that specific person to make judgement on those decisions. I would love to see an article on here to try and help people see others points of view without insults being thrown, I am not sure if that is possible but I will carry on hoping!

    • Beth, ISSUE of “Cochlear Implants and the Deaf Community” is like other significant cultural argument in “human society” — like religion, like gay/straight, like politic, like more school vs. more prison, AND so too Deaf v. deaf v. HH v. heary. ISSUES (difficult category) must make people humble — people not like forced humble. The issue must make people to be open-minded — people not like forced open-mind. The issue must make willingness to learn without judgment — people want to judge and not have willing thought. Why? Because the issue can scare people. Because the issue threaten belief. Because the issue shake understanding. ANSWER is “share message” compassion, tolerance, acceptance — share, share, share. Very important we not let ignorant thought, hate thought, confuse thought stop our learning as team of humans together.

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