Hello there! I’m Emmy Clarke, neurodivergent children’s writer, poet, Future Fire, and Founding Editor of Changeling Annual. You may have seen my documentary poetry installation exploring autistic experience, “Taking Up Space”, as part of DIS:Play at Contact last spring.
Exciting news: Changeling Annual 2023 is published today!
Changeling Annual is a collection of activities, comics, illustration, poetry, and short fiction for children. It’s a one-of-a-kind publication, because it ONLY features neurodivergent talent. That’s right — 112 shiny full-colour pages showcasing 30 wonderfully talented emerging neurodivergent creatives from around the world!
Neurodivergent creatives are sorely underrepresented and underestimated in children’s publishing. Finding the industry largely inaccessible as a neurodivergent writer, I wanted to champion neurodivergent creatives like myself by establishing a new structure, with accessibility at its heart.
I still have things to learn — but I’m so proud of what has been achieved so far. This didn’t exist before. And now it does… Thanks to Contact, and the wonderful Changeling contributors. Oh, and me. 😉
To grab your copy of Changeling Annual 2023, visit our shop here. Every penny goes to fund 2024’s run of Changeling Annual. And for every digital copy sold, you pay it forward so we can send free copies to those who need it.
You can also follow the project on Instagram @changeling.annual!
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