When someone says they’re AutiGender, it means their gender identity is influenced by their autistic mind. In other words, an AutiGender person cannot separate their gender identity from their autism. Many AutiGender individuals also identify as LGBTQIA+, and this anthology will focus on those gender identities.
What are we looking for?
We are looking for a wide range of essays discussing what it means to feel and to be AutiGender. How does this express itself for you? What does it mean when you say your gender is influenced by your autism? How did you realize you were AutiGender? How does this influence other parts of your life? You don’t have to answer all of these questions in your essay; you can simply focus on one aspect or question. As a reminder, we’re looking for essays written by people with lived experience as AutiGender, not coaches, parents, friends, etc. And, of course, there’s no singular one-way to express gender identity, so please don’t worry if your essay is “right”.
To find out specific details about essay preferences, including length, submission email, and format, please read our general essay guidelines here or check out our current submission calls page.
If you’re concerned about missing the anthology due date, please sign up for our author news newsletter. We’ll be sending periodic reminders. Also, as a general rule it’s better to send in your anthology sooner, rather than later. Write when the inspiration hits. No need to “hold” your essay until closer to the due date. If we get more than we can use for one volume, we’ll happily publish more!
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