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The Spectrum

Spring has finally arrived...and so has the latest online edition of the Spectrum magazine! This season's theme ('pets') has inspired a flurry of animal themed articlesletters and anecdotes. We hope you enjoy the read.

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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.  

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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!

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The Alien Archive

Take a trip to outer space and visit our alien-themed archive, filled with other-worldly articles, poems and art.

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

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