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Saturday, July 4, 2020

Zoom magazine seeks work from autistic individuals - submission guidelines

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We’re so happy that you are interested in writing for Zoom online magazine. Before we go any further, please take a moment to read this to make sure you know what we’re about and what we are trying to accomplish.

Geek Club Books is an autism nonprofit. Our mission for our Zoom online magazine is to inspire, answer questions, ease minds, focus on positive solutions and recognize autistic individuals and the family members who support them on their journeys. Our content is respectful to the autistic community, realistic, hopeful and zooms in on every milestone, every accomplishment, for none are too small or insignificant.

Our focus is on giving autistic writers a platform and opportunity to share their viewpoints and writing talent with growing, engaged audience who wants to read their stories. We believe in our writers and do everything in our power to publicize and promote their work through our website and social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Linked In, Google + and Instagram).
Do We pay our Zoom writers?

We pay our autistic writers for their original work. If assigned an article, you will be sent a freelance writer’s contract which includes article topic, guidelines, word count, deadline and writer’s fee you will receive upon publication.

A 4-5 line biography will be included at the end of your article.

When you accept the assignment, you are giving Geek Club Books and Zoom permission to use your work. Authors own all rights to their work and are encouraged to include links in their bios to their blog, book(s) and social media pages.

All articles will be reviewed by both the Guest Editor and Editor-at-Large. We reserve the right to review and edit work before publishing, for accuracy, validity, length, spelling, grammar, style, and clarity. We also reserve the right to hold onto your article and use it in the issue we think it will be best suited.

When writing for us, you guarantee that your submission is your own work, and that you are liable for its content. We will not tolerate libel, plagiarism, or copyright infringement and we will not assume responsibility for any information submitted by authors or readers.
How Can I write for Zoom?

We currently have an autistic writing team but we are always interested in finding both new and established writers for upcoming issues. We are open to publishing opinions from many corners of the neurodiversity community. Published pieces are not necessarily the opinion of Zoom Magazine or Geek Club Books.

If you would like to be considered, please send us an email to with the following information:

  • Full name
  • Email address
  • Do you have any samples of your writing style? Provide links (up to 3) of your work or include a sample in your email.
  • Provide links to the following, if you have them: Blog, Twitter, Facebook Page and/or Instagram

One of our Guest Editors will acknowledge receipt of your information.

The time it will take to receive a confirmation of a writing assignment may vary depending upon the volume of submissions we receive. If you have not heard from us after 8 weeks, please feel free to send us an email query.

If you submit articles or stories for our consideration, please note that we are not able to provide feedback on submissions that have been rejected.