NEURODIVERGENCE AND LITERATURE ESSAYS GUIDELINES
We seek essays (maximum length 8,500 words)
that use strong facts and/or well-documented observations to support a
solid thesis statement. We are particularly interested in essays about:
- how neurodivergence aid in the creation of literature;
- neurological divergent traits that might cause a writer to break common rules and conventions in literature (and do this well);
- how a neurodivergent individual might use the creative arts
(especially literature) to express him/her/zirself when ordinary
communication means do not suffice;
- how an author’s work might reveal his/her/zir neurological divergence.
If you are identifying neurodivergent
traits in an author’s work, we prefer that the author about whom you are
writing be deceased. If the author about whom you are writing is still
alive, we ask that you obtain permission from that author to write about
him/her/zir and forward that statement of permission to us; no one
likes to be “outed” and we have a strong respect for individual privacy.
Submit up to 8,500 total words.
Attach .doc, .docx, or .odt files.
Please include your name, a bio, and your connection to neurodivergence. Feel free to include this information in an attachment or in your cover letter.