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The Spectrum

Welcome to the Spectrum magazine, the UK's largest collection of autistic art, poetry and prose. Created by autistic people, our content covers all things autism - from articles on ASD and aliens, to everyday reflections of life on the spectrum.

Here you can read the latest edition, visit our online art gallery, peruse our previous editions, and send in work yourself.

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The Spectrum magazine cover (issue 103) on a yellow background

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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 is being autistic like for you? Our readers share their thoughts in these articles, stories and features.  

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!

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At Home collection

Are you sitting comfortably? Stay in with our home-themed collection of articles, art and poetry. 

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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 over 100 previous editions and, with a bit of digging, you can find them all here...

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Last updated: 09/07/2020 11:23:28