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A book cover of "The Neurodiversiverse: Alien Encounters", a science fiction anthology. Background is stylized art of an astronaut meeting an alien in outer space. Art by Barbara Candiotti. Kickstarter “project we love”.

The Neurodiversiverse is a Kickstarter “project we love”!

Halfway through our campaign, over two-thirds to our goal!

Our Kickstarter campaign for The Neurodiversiverse: Alien Encounters has already reached over $3,400 of our $5,000 goal, with just over two weeks left! Thank you so much to everyone who’s backed, you’re helping to make sure we’ll be able to pay our authors and artists professional rates!

This is a larger funding goal than we’ve had for any of our past crowdfunding campaigns, so having made it this far is truly wonderful.

Selected as a Kickstarter “project we love”!

Project we love. Kickstarter. Circular badge with a heart in the middle and words around the outside.

Kickstarter has a magical, behind-the-scenes mechanism where someone decides a project is a “project we love”. We don’t know how it happens, but we’re so pleased it happened to us! What it means is that now new people will see the campaign, and may be inspired to back it.

Announcing our stretch goals!

Once the Kickstarter campaign hits its funding goal, that means we’ll get the money that is raised. But if we exceed our goals, we’d love to give our backers more. We’ll unlock additional stretch goals as the amount raised reaches new dollar amounts.

Briefly, our stretch goals are:

  • $7,500 – Bookmarks! We’ll include a bookmark for every backer who’s selected physical rewards.
  • $10,000 – Mystery Swag! We’re really excited about the additional goodies we have planned for backers if we hit $10k – but we’ll announce them when we hit our funding goal of $5,000.
  • $12,500 – Even More Fun Stuff! Ditto! We’re working on secret plans to fill out backers’ goodie bags and digital inboxes, but we’ll announce this stretch goal if we reach our funding goal!
  • $15,000 – Audiobook Edition! We really want to produce an audiobook edition, both because we love audiobooks, and because we know so many readers need an audio edition for accessibility. If we raise this much money, everyone backing for $10 or more will get the digital audiobook when it’s ready.
  • $20,000 – The Neurodiversiverse: Binary Stars! If we hit this amount of money, we’ll not only be able to pay for this book, but also put the rest toward a sequel anthology!

So, please back the Kickstarter campaign to help us achieve our stretch goals, and share it with your friends who love bookmarks, audiobooks, and/or neurodiversity!

You can read all the details about our new stretch goals in our latest campaign update.

A book cover of "The Neurodiversiverse: Alien Encounters", a science fiction anthology. Background is stylized art of an astronaut meeting an alien in outer space. Art by Barbara Candiotti.

Our Kickstarter is now live for The Neurodiversiverse

Why are we running a Kickstarter campaign for The Neurodiversiverse?

We believe that creators should be paid like professionals for their work.

Thinking Ink Press is a small publisher, and we want to increase the amount we’re paying the authors and artists of The Neurodiversiverse: Alien Encounters for their work from “semi-pro” to “SFWA” professional rates. To make that happen, we’re running a Kickstarter campaign!

Backing the Kickstarter campaign at any reward tier will help us a ton, and you’ll be able to get great rewards like a copy of the book (of course!), a vinyl sticker or enamel pin of the snazzy logo designed by Kimchi Kreative, a tote bag, and more!

Books and swag with the Neurodiversiverse logo, designed by Kimchi Kreative.
Books and swag with the Neurodiversiverse logo, designed by Kimchi Kreative.

The Neurodiversiverse: Alien Encounters is is a hopeful, empowering sci-fi anthology of short stories, poetry, and art. It’s an #OwnVoices extravaganza with neurodivergent editors, authors, and artists. The anthology offers many different answers to the question: Would neurodiversity be an advantage in an encounter with aliens?

Backing now helps our Kickstarter campaign be more visible, enabling us to reach more supporters. We’re a small press, and need your help to reach our ideal readers.

Coming soon: A neurodiversity-themed sci-fi anthology

Thinking Ink Press is excited to announce The Neurodiversiverse: Alien Encounters, a science fiction anthology to be released August 2024.

The Neurodiversiverse is a book for anyone who loves science fiction, who cares about neurodiversity, or who wants to see optimistic visions of the future. It’s an #OwnVoices extravaganza with neurodivergent editors, authors, and artists.

The Neurodiversiverse: Alien Encounters is a hopeful, empowering sci-fi collection of short stories, poetry, and art. This anthology offers many different answers to the question: Would neurodiversity be an advantage in an encounter with aliens?

Featuring short stories by:

Edited by Anthony Francis and Liza Olmsted.

With stories, poetry, and art by 44 creators about:

  • Autism
  • ADHD
  • PTSD
  • OCD
  • Synesthesia
  • Anxiety of various flavors
  • Avoidant attachment disorder
  • Dissociative disorder
  • And more.
Cover not yet final

Heartbroken starships.
Human-sized hamster balls.
Superpowers unleashed by anxiety.
And finally we find out why aliens abduct cows.

Be the first to hear when it’s available for purchase

The Neurodiversiverse: Alien Encounters will be available where books are sold. Sign up for our mailing list so we can let you know when it’s available for everyone to purchase! You’ll be subscribed to our general mailing list, which includes news about other books we publish.


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.

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

Later Series Steampunk ebook deal at Drive Thru Fiction

Our three Later series steampunk anthologies are now available as an ebook bundle at Drive Thru Fiction!

Save $3 and get all three anthologies in all three popular formats: epub, Kindle and PDF.

Visit Drive Thru Fiction for this deal: http://bit.ly/TheLaterAnthologies


New Charity Steampunk Anthology, Some Time Later

We are excited to announce our next charity steampunk anthology, Some Time Later: Fantastic Voyages in Alternate Worlds, available soon through booksellers in print and ebook editions and at Clockwork Alchemy 2017.

Created by returning anthology editors AJ Sikes, BJ Sikes, and Dover Whitecliff, Some Time Later includes two new stories each from fifteen authors including Harry Turtledove, Kirsten Weiss, Anthony Francis, David L. Drake and Katherine L. Morse, Sharon E. Cathcart, T.E. MacArthur, and more.  Fifty percent of the proceeds will be donated to public libraries.

Join us on a journey through time and genre:

  • Take a tour of Jolly Olde London, where madness may (or may not) prevail and things can get hairy after dark!
  • Take an airship to the ancient city of Atlantis!
  • Battle demons! Match wits with mystics! Try to resist the seductive power of chocolate or the magic of tiny mushrooms!
  • Maybe even steal a treasure from a dragon!

So put the kettle on, pour a strong cuppa, and curl up on the couch for a rollicking good read with Some Time Later.

To order a copy of Some Time Later that you can pick up at Clockwork Alchemy, contact anthony@ThinkingInkPress.com.

Thirty Days Later On Sale

Thirty Days Later 99¢ ebook sale

The ebook edition of our charity steampunk anthology Thirty Days Later, Steaming Forward: 30 Adventures in Time is on sale for 99 cents now through September 5! Fifty percent of the proceeds from this book benefit public libraries.

Thirty Days Later features Hugo award-winning alternate history author Harry Turtledove, along with 14 other new and established writers. So pick up some steampunk and alternate history this Labor Day weekend for 99 cents at your favorite ebook retailer!

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Thirty Days Later authors include T. E. MacArthur, AJ Sikes, Harry Turtledove, David L. Drake and Katherine Morse, Anthony Francis, Kirsten Weiss, Steve DeWinter, Michael Tierney, Janice Thompson, BJ Sikes, Emily Thompson, Sharon E. Cathcart, Justin Andrew Hoke, Lillian Csernica, and Dover Whitecliff.