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The Spectrum

Welcome to the 100th edition of the Spectrum magazine! The Spectrum has come a long way since its beginnings in 1993. To celebrate, we've gathered together our favourite features from past issues, which you can find here. We also interviewed our Editor, the Goth, who shared his memories of working for the magazine. You can read the full interview here

The theme for this edition is 'socialising and loneliness' and, as ever, the magazine contains a fantastic collection of writing and artwork. 

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Letter and Editor's note

Check out the latest musings from The Goth. He’s been guiding, curating and even artworking the Spectrum since 2005.

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Submit work and our rules

Send us your articles, art, poems, reviews, thoughts, musings...the more the merrier! We would love to read them. 

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Articles and features

What does being autistic mean to you? Our readers share their thoughts in these personal essays.  

Drawing of biscuits and accompanying text


The poets who submit to the Spectrum are a talented bunch. Apart, perhaps, from our in-house composer of the pink biscuit piece.

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Since day one, the level of artwork that has been sent into the Spectrum has been staggering. Check out some of our favourites!

100th edition of the Spectrum magazine

100 editions later...

Feeling nostalgic? Rediscover some of our favourite features from the past 100 issues of the Spectrum...

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Pen pals

Being autistic can sometimes be lonely. So, if you’re looking for people to strike up a friendship with, this is the section for you.

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Subscribe to paper format

For those of you who still like the feel of paper in your hands, you can subscribe to our ‘old skool’ format. 


Previous issues of the Spectrum

Previous editions

There are 99 previous editions and, with a bit of digging, you can find them all here...

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