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!
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! 😃
“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.”
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 www.neurodiversiverse.com, and feel free to share them with your friends who write (or read) science fiction!
In this anthology, we’ve collected 23 perspectives in this book from people of all ages who share their personal and emotional clubfoot experiences in their own words.
This book will take you from the moment of the clubfoot diagnosis, through the parenting caregiver experience, to children and adults living with clubfoot. These stories of inspiration, challenge, and strength reveal what got people through the journey, what they wish they’d known sooner, and what they’re grateful for.
Becoming a Mother by Lauren Pruitt
The Unexpected by Kate E.
The Phoenix Club by Jennifer L. Perrotta
Do You Know THIS Baby Has Clubfeet? By Erica Atha
A Letter to My Husband by Casey Murphy
The Raw Reality of a Clubfoot Mama by Delphine Le Roux
From Stigma to Sharing by Prina Bagia
Online Clubfoot Community with Heart by Tiffany Johnson
Clubfoot Community by Abby Skinner
Coleman’s Clubfoot Journey by Jessica Norris
From Anger to Advocacy by Nicole Bytnerowicz
Owen’s Clubfoot Journey by Marlene Parry
Dad Saves the Day by Chidiogo Obiesie
Approaching the End of BnB by Maureen Hoff
The Humans We Were Meant to Be by Ann-Jeanette England
If I Had a Crystal Ball by Allie Zimmerman
Grief and Dreams by Lori T. Howard
Clubfoot: The Incredible Journey by Aaron England
Big Goals by Riley Zimmerman
Just Chloe by Chloe Howard
Why No Baby Pictures? by Laura (Rayl) Bucknam
Who Would Have Thought? by Christopher Myers
You’ve Got This: A Poem for Clubfoot Parents by Katherine Kiedaisch