General Questions

What kind of content do you publish?

We publish a wide range of content that celebrates neurodivergent voices in the arts. Our quarterly issues feature an array of creative works that include short stories, poetry, journalism, essays, literature, and interviews with artists, writers, and activists from all walks of life.

We are committed to promoting inclusivity and providing a platform for diverse perspectives and experiences. Our content addresses a variety of themes and topics that are important to our community, including mental health, disability, social justice, and the intersectionality of identities.

Whether you're a writer, artist, or activist, we invite you to submit your work to be considered for publication in our magazine. We welcome original, thought-provoking content that challenges traditional narratives and offers new perspectives on the world we live in.

At Re-Route Magazine, we believe that the arts have the power to inspire, heal, and connect us all. Through our publication, we hope to amplify the voices of neurodivergent individuals and create a more inclusive and equitable world for everyone.

What is the audience demographic for your publication?

We welcome readers of all backgrounds and interests to engage with our content and join our community.

Although Re-Route Magazine is committed to promoting inclusivity and celebrating neurodivergent voices in the arts, some of our content may not be appropriate for all audiences. We do publish material that addresses adult themes and may include triggering topics. We recommend adult supervision and discretion when viewing this type of content.

We take care to provide content warnings where appropriate and strive to ensure that our readers are informed and prepared before engaging with potentially triggering material. Our team is dedicated to creating a safe and welcoming space for all readers, and we encourage our audience to reach out to us if they have any concerns about the content that we publish.

That being said, we also recognize that artistic expression can sometimes address difficult themes and experiences. By providing a platform for these voices to be heard, we hope to foster greater understanding and empathy among our readers and contribute to a more inclusive and compassionate society.

Article Submission Questions

What is the submission process for writers?

To submit your work to Re-Route Magazine, please email us at reroute@alorafarm.org. Attach your work to the email and include a brief cover letter introducing yourself and your submission. Our team will respond to your submission as soon as possible.

Sample downloadable cover letter below:

Sample letter pdf for article submissions.

Is the publication open to previously published work or only unpublished pieces?

We accept both previously published and unpublished work, as long as it aligns with our mission of promoting inclusivity and celebrating neurodivergent voices. However, we ask that you disclose any previous publication history of your submission when submitting to us. Please note that any work previously published must have the appropriate permissions and acknowledgments to be re-published. Additionally, please indicate in your submission if the work has been published elsewhere, so we can take that into consideration during our review process.

What is the typical response time for submissions?

Our team at Re-Route Art Magazine reviews all submissions in a timely manner and strives to provide a response to each submission within two to four weeks. However, response times may vary depending on the volume of submissions we receive. We appreciate your patience and understanding during our review process, and we will do our best to communicate any delays or updates with you if necessary. Thank you for considering Re-Route Magazine as a platform for your work.

Our approach to editing.

Here at Re-Route, we love the fact that neurodivergent writers don't write like the rest of the crowd! We are here to showcase your voices, while also realizing that readers need certain things for clarity. We take great care to review and edit submissions as needed, but please know that we always strive to preserve the authenticity of your content. We edit for readability only. It can be a tricky task to balance these two goals, but we welcome your feedback throughout the process, both before and after editing.

Neurotype Questions

What is the publication's stance on neurodiversity?

We celebrate neurovariance and believe in promoting inclusivity and authentic representation of all human experiences. We believe that neurodivergent voices are valuable and important. We aim to challenge stereotypes and societal norms surrounding neurovariance, and our goal is to foster a more accepting and understanding world.

There are several terms for neurodiversity in ReRoute. What are the differences between neurodivergent, neurovariance, and neurodistinct?

Neurodivergent, Neurovariant, and Neurodistinct are all terms used to describe individuals with neurological differences. While there is some overlap in the meanings of these terms, they each have distinct connotations:

Neurodivergent: This term describes individuals whose neurological development and functioning diverge from what is typically considered normal or neurotypical. Neurodivergent individuals may have conditions such as Autism, A.D.H.D., Dyslexia, and Tourette syndrome. The term Neurodivergent is often used by members of the neurodiversity movement, which advocates for the acceptance and celebration of neurological differences.

Neurovariant: This term is often used interchangeably with Neurodivergent, but some individuals use it to describe individuals with neurological differences.

Neurodistinct: This term was coined by Tim Goldstein, is less commonly used than the other two, and emphasizes the uniqueness and distinctiveness of an individual's neurology. Neurodistinct suggests that the individual's neurological makeup differs from the norm but does not necessarily imply that the individual has a disability or disorder.

In summary, while Neurodivergent, Neurovariant, and Neurodistinct are all terms used to describe individuals with neurological differences, they each have different nuances and connotations.

It's important to note that language and terminology surrounding neurodiversity are still evolving, and there isn't a one-size-fits-all term that works for everyone. Some individuals may prefer Neurodivergent because it acknowledges the challenges and discrimination they face due to their differences. In contrast, others may find Neurodistinct more empowering and uplifting.

As the neurodiversity movement continues to grow, we may see more terms emerging that better reflect the diverse experiences and perspectives of Neurodiverse individuals.

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