Hyperlexia is interested in honest, thoughtful, well-written poetry and prose (fiction, personal essays, and letters) about being on the autism spectrum or loving someone who is. We want genuine and truthful writing about autism. Our journal showcases real life with autism, both the good and the bad. You can be serious or funny, hopeful or sad. Though autism is a topical issue, we are not looking for topical stories. We believe in respecting the diversity of the human mind, and discriminatory writing or hatred of any kind will not be published.
We read unsolicited submissions year-round. There is no need to query first. We publish new work on our site as we receive it instead of in formal issues, and we do not provide payment for work accepted. All rights revert to the author upon publication.
* Submissions in any genre should be 3000 words or fewer.
* All submissions should be single-spaced (with the exception of formatting for poetry).
* Send no more than 5 poems or 2 prose pieces for consideration at a time.
* Please do not submit more work if we are still considering your previous submission.
* Our reporting time is within three months.
* Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
* Send submissions inside the body of an email, as well as attached as an RTF file or Word doc. You may also attach a PDF to show proper formatting for poetry, if necessary.
* Write “Hyperlexia submission” and the genre of your submission (poetry, essay, letter, or fiction) in the subject line of your email.
* There is no need to include a cover letter with your submission. Should your work be accepted, we will require a short bio and a photo for publication.
* Email all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.