Call for Submissions for Neurodiversity zine series
Neurodiversity now occupies a similar place in the public consciousness at this moment as gay rights did in the 1970s: no one understands it and The Borg demand our assimilation!
Proud to Be Retarded offers exposition on neurotypicals’ neurophobia and the frequent claim that they are supportive of #ActuallyAutistic people…as long as we act like they do. One reviewer for my book Good Trouble mentioned that she couldn’t believe that I wasn’t part of a radical zine community on the forefront of Autistic theory…so I decided to start one! The inspiration for the title lies in the homocore roots of punk and Don’t Be Gay in the 1980s. Queer punks were told that they would be accepted as soon as they acted like straight people. The deadline for issue #5 is June 1, 2020 the theme is Relationships. The deadline for issue #6 is December 1, 2020 and the theme is Interactions with Police. The deadline for issue #7 is June 1, 20201 and the theme is Burnout. Submissions should be 500-2,000 words as a rough guideline!
Your Neurodiverse Friend features advice and explanatory narrative about the neurodiverse experience for the less divergent so we can be seen as real, whole people. If you are neurodiverse, you should contribute to the next issues! The theme for issue #5 is At the Doctor’s Office, with a deadline of September 1, 2020. The theme for issue #6 is Gender and the deadline is March 1, 2021. We want your personal narrative, origin story, misconceptions you’ve faced, how people could better interact/collaborate/interface with you, and aspirations of how you would like the movement to grow that can serve as a narrative for NTs understanding our people’s experiences. 500-2,000 words is a good guideline.
email submissions/questions to joe at microcosmpublishing daht com