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 www.neurodiversiverse.com.

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!

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.

New book Clubfoot Connections Is Now Available

Clubfoot Connections cover image. Four people's legs and feet in various pants, shorts, and shoes. Light blue background.

We’re so excited to announce that Clubfoot Connections: Stories, Essays, and Poetry from the Clubfoot Community is now available where books are sold!

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

Coming Soon! Clubfoot Connections Book

We’re excited to share a first look at the cover of our upcoming book Clubfoot Connections: Stories, Essays, and Poetry from the Clubfoot Community.

Clubfoot Connections cover image. Four people's legs and feet in various pants, shorts, and shoes. Light blue background.

Available on June 2, 2023

Wondering what the clubfoot journey is like?

There’s not just one answer: each individual has a unique story to tell. 

Clubfoot Connections collects 23 perspectives from people of all ages with a variety of backgrounds who share, in their own words, their personal and emotional clubfoot experiences.

This book will take you from the moment of the clubfoot diagnosis, through the parenting caregiver experience, to children and adults living with clubfoot. There are stories of inspiration and stories about the trials of the clubfoot treatment journey, stories from clubfoot kids and stories that will resonate with parents.

A natural part of being human is finding solace and validation in each other’s stories about shared challenges and journeys. This one-of-a-kind book provides many opportunities to do just that, to gain a deeper understanding of clubfoot, and to connect to members of the clubfoot community.

Betsy Miller and Maureen Hoff teamed up to edit this collection of diverse clubfoot experiences. Betsy is the author of The Parents’ Guide to ClubfootBeyond Boots‘n’ Bars: A Guided Journal for Clubfoot Parents, and co-author of Hip, Hop, Hooray for Brooklynn, a picture book about a bunny with clubfoot. Maureen is the author of Clubfoot Chronicles and host of A Clubfoot Mom podcast. 

Congratulations, Keiko, the new Cupertino Poet Laureate

April is National Poetry Month, and we’re happy to share the news that Thinking Ink Press editor Keiko O’Leary is the new Poet Laureate of Cupertino, CA! Among her many roles at Thinking Ink Press, Keiko designs our instant books and flash fiction postcards, edits our poetry, and is the author of Your Writing Matters: 34 Quick Essays to Get Unstuck and Stay Inspired, which we published last August.

As Poet Laureate, Keiko is responsible for promoting the literary arts and inspiring creativity in Cupertino. She will be hosting in-person and online live events including workshops and community-focused poetry gatherings. Keiko’s two-year term began January 1, 2023 and will continue through December 31, 2024.

To connect with Keiko at Thinking Ink Press, consider submitting short stories or poetry to Keiko’s Calls. You can also reach her through her website at KeikoOLeary.com.

New book Your Writing Matters Is Now Available

We’re happy to announce that Your Writing Matters: 34 Quick Essays to Get Unstuck and Stay Inspired by creativity expert Keiko O’Leary is now available where books are sold!

The cover of Your Writing Matters: 34 Quick Essays to Get Unstuck and Stay Inspired, by Keiko O'Leary. "A beautifully written meditation on the writer's life," says Julie A. Fast, bestselling author.

In this engaging book of short essays for writers, Keiko O’Leary explores what it means to live life as a writer, offers encouragement and inspiration, and suggests practical techniques to cultivate your writing life. Whether you have years of experience or are just starting out, these essays will support you on your writing journey.

What readers are saying:

This is a book of welcome—which means that it’s a book of openings, the kind of openings that every writer needs to be inspired and connected—to the world, to themselves, to their fellow writers, to their stories … and to all of the mysteries that touch us as creators.

‘You deserve to create what’s in you to create,’ writes Keiko O’Leary. Yes. This book radiates yes. It radiates awakening.

—Grant Faulkner, Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month

A beautifully written meditation on the writer’s life. The minute I started reading this, I thought, ‘Oh, I’m home!’ This book speaks to the writer in me, not the published person in me. I can’t speak highly enough about this book.

—Julie A. Fast, bestselling author of Getting it Done When You’re Depressed

If you want to write but feel intimidated, or you start writing but get discouraged, or even if you already write a lot but would like some encouragement and celebration—this book is for you.

—C. Borst, author of Soldiers in Grey

Keiko’s book inspired me to start working on a novel that I had been wanting to write.

—Erin Garcia, author, educator