The Art of Autism takes submissions of art work and poetry on a continuous basis. We update the website quarterly with art. We are now paying neurodivergent bloggers for posts. See our criteria here. Please become familiar with our website and what type of submissions we post before submitting. Bloggers must be age 13 or over. Please submit to the email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Art of Autism has a backlog of posts, so unless your blog post is topical or posts on our monthly emphasis (February – Black History Month, March – Women’s History Month, April – Autism, September – peace-themed or October – Disability History and Employment) expect a delay in posting.
We look for guest bloggers on a variety of subjects including but not limited to:
1. First-hand accounts from autistic people
2. Articles on art, music, or poetry
3. Spirituality and autism
4. Transformative accounts
5. Special Education stories
6. Sibling Stories
7. Parent Stories
8. Stories about innovative programs
9. Profiles of autistic people
10. Advocacy articles
11. Articles about employment and transition
12. Topical human-interest stories
13. Book and movie reviews
14. First Person Mental health accounts
15. Interviews of noteworthy people
16. International and National month themes – see why February, March, April, May, September, October and November have important themes for us.
Our policy on articles about therapies
Articles on therapies that we post on the Art of Autism are articles that treat people with dignity and that are in alignment with our mission – such as music and art therapy, equestrian therapy, and therapies which empower the person to have control over their emotions and enhance their lives, such as social stories. We do not post articles that are about curing autism or about what caused a person’s autism, such as vaccine articles. We do post articles from autistic people about therapies they believe helped them or hindered them. We do not endorse any individual therapist or program.
What we don’t post
Article Submission Guidelines
Articles should be 800 – 2000 words in .docx or .txt format. Paragraphs should be in block style (double space between paragraphs). Include a head-shot of the writer and bio in a separate email. If the blog is about art please include samples of your art ready for publishing on the web properly named – the filename should include your name and the name of the piece of art. Photos should have the name of the person in the photo or a description of the photo. Please do not include photos, art and headshot as part of the text. Please spell check and grammar check your post.
The benefit of posting your blog post on the Art of Autism is portfolio building, promotion, and the chance to be read by many people. The Art of Autism has received 1 million unique views in the last year. We average about 4000 views a day. Submissions and inquiries can be made to info @artautism.com. For those who don’t know the rules for email, we’ve posted email etiquette here. We’ve also published 9 tips for writing engaging blogs.
We take art submissions for our galleries and posting on social media. These usually aren’t paid submissions unless designated by the Art of Autism through a contest or solicitation.
Art submissions should be photographed and named appropriate. See how to photograph art for professional submissions here.
Right to Decline Submissions
The Art of Autism reserves the right to decline any material for publication.
We do pay autistic bloggers for their submissions. Posts must be original and not published on any other sites. Those outside of the United States must accept paypal for payment. Payment is made the month after the blog post is posted.
The Art of Autism is not accepting sponsored posts. If you would like to sponsor our site and have your logo on all the pages email email@example.com
Header Image: Wen of Zen “Brain on Spectrum”