Autism Speaks

Posted: July 23, 2010 in Uncategorized

For those of you writing for this anthology by Lady Luck Publishing, understand that the word count is WAY up with a maximum of 8,000 words. And they don’t want excess violence or sex because some of the children may read it.

I have no time to workshop my submission. It was 6,000 words long. I wrote it in one day and edited it. Actually, I wrote it last night in 3-4 hrs. It was my way of relaxing. I told Stephen if rejected, I hope it raises the bar somewhat to bring in the utmost quality.

Here are the guidelines for Autism Speaks, edited by Stephen Roberts and published by Lady Luck Publishing:


(from Stephen W. Roberts’ Myspace Page)
Lady Luck Publishing: Anthology for Autism.
Produced by. Lady Luck Publishing
Edited by. Stephen W. Roberts
Cover art by. T.B.A.

About Autism Speaks:
Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We are proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish and look forward to continued successes in the years ahead.
At Autism Speaks, our goal is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders.

We are dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism; to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and to bringing hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. We are committed to raising the funds necessary to support these goals.

Autism Speaks aims to bring the autism community together as one strong voice to urge the government and private sector to listen to our concerns and take action to address this urgent global health crisis. It is our firm belief that, working together, we will find the missing pieces of the puzzle.

Submission call:
I’m looking for stories that feature autism or at least 1 autistic character of some sort. This anthology is open to any genre(no sex, illegal drugs or excessive violence.) Feel free to be creative with your concepts, but anything considered offensive to autism will not be accepted for publication. Keep in mind that people who support or who have autism may be reading this book and could well pass the eyes of a child. Do feel free to tackle any genre you can think of( Again, no erotica) but just try to describe what’s taking place without excessive naughty language.

I repeat:

Anything that will offend Autism Speaks will offend me and will not be considered.

We’re looking for stories between 4,000-8,000 words.

*Submit the entire story.

*Electronic submissions, only, using Microsoft Word doc or rtf with the entire document in one file. Send this as an attachment.

*In the subject line of your e-mail: Anthology for Autism: (Story or submission) or (Questions) if you have questions for me.

Multiple submissions accepted in separate emails.

All stories submitted to this anthology are done solely for charity and will be receiving absolutely nothing in payment.

Lady Luck Publishing is registered with Autism Speaks.

I repeat:
Anything that will offend Autism Speaks will offend me and will not be considered.

One in 110 children is diagnosed with autism. For all the children and families affected by this disorder — and all those who will be — the time to act is now.

Your contribution will fund autism research, awareness, advocacy and family services. With your support, we will transform a community of heartbreak into a community of hope.

Autism Speaks. It’s time to listen.

Submission call closes when project is full: we hope to release in time for Christmas.

Our official goal is $500 or 50 copies sold.

Thanks for your submissions and support.

Stephen W. Roberts
Lady Luck Publishing

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