Sneak peek at inspiring quote tote bags and stickers

We will be developing three more original postcard designs for our Inspiring Quote Kickstarter campaign rewards. In the meantime, the sample tote bag and sticker arrived. Here’s a picture of them with a copy of Keiko’s book Your Writing Matters so you can get a sense of scale.  

To read the full update, visit the Kickstarter campaign.

Our Inspiring Postcards for Writers Kickstarter succeeded!

Three-quarter view of a white card propped on a little easel. The card has quilling of flowers and curls in a rainbow of colors around the outside, and in hand-written calligraphy the text "You deserve to create what's in you to create", with the attribution "Keiko O'Leary". In the lower left corner are the artist's initials "JM". This is the image on the first of the four postcards.
The original quilling & calligraphy art for the first quote postcard, by Julia Macek. Isn’t it beautiful?

Thanks to everyone who backed our campaign and helped us reach our funding goal and even a stretch goal!

Because the Kickstarter campaign succeeded, we are developing a set of four postcards with inspiring quotes for writers from the book Your Writing Matters by Keiko O’Leary. The postcards feature new original quilled art and calligraphy by award-winning artist Julia Macek, with art photography by visual designer Caroline Sanney. The campaign unlocked a stretch goal, to create bonus 3 x 4 inch vinyl stickers.

Once the campaign rewards are finished and sent out, we’ll announce when the postcards and stickers are available for everyone to buy.

The four quotes are:

  • You deserve to create what’s in you to create
  • Your writing matters. Your life matters. Your stories matter.
  • What you create could change someone’s life
  • Have faith that what you create could touch someone

We love sending postcards in the mail, and we’re so excited that these beautiful images are going to be available to inspire writers and creatives alike!

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Our Kickstarter is now live for beautiful inspiring postcards

We want to create a set of beautiful postcards with inspiring quotes from the book Your Writing Matters by Keiko O’Leary. 

Each postcard will feature a quote in calligraphy combined with custom quilling artwork created by award-winning artist Julia Macek. The set of postcards will include two copies each of four postcards, with the possibility of unlocking more rewards. 

If our campaign doesn’t fund, these postcards will never exist. Help us create them by backing at the level that works for you! 😃

Go to the Postcard Kickstarter.

Kickstarter campaigns are all or nothing, so backers won’t get charged anything unless we reach our funding goal to cover the costs of creating new original art and producing the postcards. 

We were selected for the Innovative Voices program

We are honored to be chosen for the first year of the IBPA Innovative Voices program.

Along with four other publishers, we will receive year-long mentoring and a host of other benefits sponsored by the Independent Book Publishers Association and IngramSpark.

From IBPA’s announcement

“These publishers are giving voices to writers who otherwise may not be heard, and readers the opportunity to see themselves in the pages of their books,” said IBPA CEO Andrea Fleck-Nisbet. “IBPA’s board-approved DEI commitment aims to mitigate the legacy of bias in the publishing industry, and we hope that the Innovative Voices program will help to reshape our industry for the future.”

We’re excited to be part of this program, and we can’t wait to get to know the other publishers in our cohort!

We Are a Finalist for Innovative Voices


Wow! We are one of the twenty finalists who have been shortlisted for the IBPA Innovative Voices program, sponsored by IngramSpark.

We are honored to be among this group of independent publishers who are doing such amazing work. 

If selected, we would receive funding, mentoring, and networking opportunities to help us become a better publisher.

See details and learn about the other finalists.

The Neurodiversiverse Anthology Call for Submissions

The Neurodiversiverse Anthology
Call for submissions
An alien in a bubble starship.
A human brain glowing with ideas.
A galaxy filled with spreading thoughts.
Edited by Anthony Francis and Liza Olmsted

Thinking Ink Press is excited to be publishing a science fiction anthology edited by Anthony Francis and Liza Olmsted called The Neurodiversiverse Anthology.

Submission Deadline: December 31st, 2023⁠

Submit your stories at

The universe is filled with aliens—creatures with different histories, cultures, and even biologies—who may seem strange to us. But our world is filled with a diversity of people, many of whom find each other strange. One particular group finds the rest of humanity especially strange: neurodivergent people.⁠

Would neurodivergent folks find themselves at an advantage in dealing with aliens?⁠

Let’s find out.⁠

We want to publish your short stories, flash fiction, poetry, and art exploring encounters between neurodivergent people and neurodivergent aliens. We are looking for:⁠

  • Short stories up to 6k words⁠
  • Flash fiction up to 1k words⁠
  • Poetry up to 100 lines⁠
  • Black-and-white line art illustrations⁠

We are paying $100 per short story, $50 for flash fiction, $50 for poems, and $50-100 for illustrations. 

Check out our full guidelines at, and feel free to share them with your friends who write (or read) science fiction!

The Neurodiversiverse call for submissions imagery uses, with modifications, the Wikimedia Commons images Octopus Eye, Water Drop Single, Cuttlefish and Return to the Veil Nebula under the CC BY 2.0 license, the Brain image under the CC BY 3.0 license, and the M31 the Andromeda Galaxy Killarney Provincial Park Observatory image under the CC BY 4.0 license.

Yay! Instant Books!

Love fun paper objects?

What about flash fiction?

Mini books?

Our Instant Books are small books folded from a single sheet of paper.

Our current selection offers short stories (some very short), paired with color artwork.

Here’s a video of Keiko O’Leary folding Bees by Betsy Miller.

Get your own copy of Bees or another of our Instant Books.

Your Writing Matters is in the 2023 Write Stuff StoryBundle

Note: The 2023 Write Stuff StoryBundle has ended.

Happy Pride! 🏳️‍🌈

Calling all writers!

We’re so excited that this year’s Write Stuff StoryBundle includes Your Writing Matters by Keiko O’Leary, along with nine other great books for writers.

Whether or not you’ve already read & enjoyed Your Writing Matters, now’s your chance to check out even more useful books for writers, carefully curated by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.

How StoryBundle works:

  1. Support four awesome authors by paying however much you think their work is worth.
  2. You can specify that a portion of your payment be donated to charity.
  3. If you pay at least $20, you unlock another six bonus books, including Your Writing Matters and two exclusives not available anywhere else.
  4. Read on just about any tablet, ereader, laptop, or even your smartphone.

Ends July 6

The Write Stuff 2023 StoryBundle is available only until July 6, and then it’ll be gone forever.