43.3: Neurodivergence

Make us think, feel, and see things differently—like you do.

Editors Rachel Thompson and Meghan Bell invite you to submit your best poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and visual art on the theme of neurodivergence.

We invite you to send your neurodivergent tales of torment and triumph in a neurotypical world. Submit your boundary-breaking chronicles of bucking expectations about how to socialize, learn, pay attention, feel, and think. Bring on your best stories about women and non-binary atypical thinkers.

We encourage writing that is critical of how neurotypical norms negotiate class, race, gender, queerness, and disability. Underrepresented writers—including but not exclusive to women (cis and trans), trans men, Two-Spirit and nonbinary writers who are Black, Indigenous, people of colour, queer, and/or disabled—are particularly encouraged to submit.

Before submitting, please read our About section to see if your work fits within Room's mandate, then refer to the Submission Guidelines on how to format your work.

Submissions are accepted from Nov 1, 2019 to Jan 31, 2020.

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