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!
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.
We’re happy to announce our first picture book, Hip, Hop, Hooray for Brooklynn Bunny! by Jill Harold and Betsy Miller.
This upbeat story is about Brooklynn, a little bunny who loves to hop. Brooklynn wears a brace at night, but she is determined to learn how to hop rope in time for the Hippity Hop Games. Armed with hop rope rhymes and a can-do attitude, Brooklynn shows that persistence pays off and can be a lot of fun.
Hip, Hop, Hooray for Brooklynn Bunny! will be available in print, ebook, and audiobook editions in March 2017.
Thinking Ink Press is happy to announce our newest book, Beyond the Fence: A Short Collection of Stories by Marilyn Horn. The stories in Beyond the Fence explore worlds both ordinary and extraordinary with characters who haunt the imagination. Marilyn Horn’s short fiction has appeared in many literary journals and her story “Don’t Mind the Vet” was nominated for a Best in the Net award.
Presented in our new Snapbook line—the Thinking Ink take on chapbooks—Beyond the Fence fills its short format with rich, dense stories:
Return of the Son
Don’t Mind the Vet
So Many Shoes
A Big Gift
Monster on the Loose
The Dolphin and the Healer King
Beyond the Fence
Beyond the Fence: A Short Collection of Stories features original cover art by Sandi Billingsley. It is available in a print edition through booksellers and through Thinking Ink Press. Ebook editions are forthcoming.
There will be a release party on June 24, 2016. Please mark your calendar, and sign up to receive all the details.
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Do you love alternate history? Are you a fan of Harry Turtledove, the Hugo Award-winning author of The Guns of the South, The Two Georges, and the Worldwar series? Then you’ll enjoy Thirty Days Later, Thinking Ink Press’s forthcoming anthology featuring two brand new stories by Harry Turtledove, who Publisher’s Weekly dubbed the “master of alternate history”!
Thirty Days Later will be Thinking Ink Press’s first full-length fiction anthology, and will include not only Turtledove’s stories but also 28 more tales by favorite steampunk authors, including the award-winning Sharon E. Cathcart, Anthony Francis, and the writing team of David L. Drake and Katherine L. Morse.
Thinking Ink Press is excited to welcome all of the authors of Thirty Days Later to our publishing family, including: 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.
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Do you like steampunk and cliffhangers? Adventure and intrigue? Dragons and Sasquatches? Then you’ll like the forthcoming anthology Thirty Days Later, Steaming Forward: 30 Adventures in Time, featuring pairs of stories by favorite steampunk authors who have appeared at the Clockwork Alchemy steampunk convention!
Thinking Ink Press is proud to announce we will publish Thirty Days Later in time for Clockwork Alchemy this Memorial Day. Edited by AJ Sikes, BJ Sikes, and Dover Whitecliff, Thirty Days Later is the sequel to the steampunk anthology Twelve Hours Later: 24 Tales of Myth and Mystery, a charity anthology to promote California literacy programs, and Thinking Ink Press is proud to donate half the royalties of Thirty Days Later to promote literacy.
“The creators of Twelve Hours Later continue to promote literacy one sensational story at a time by donating a portion of their proceeds to literary charities, but no boring works with fluffy kittens here. Not a one! Where else can you find spycraft and sea serpents, cloud cities and ghosts, romance, witty banter, and worlds of wonder in one place? These are stories to relish and read under the covers into the wee hours of the morning. They’ve done it again-Full marks!” Penelope Dreadfulle, Literary Reviewer for the Blackfriars Courant.
As Memorial Day approaches, look for further announcements here about the release date and release party of Thirty Days Later at Clockwork Alchemy, or click the button below to sign up for our 30DL mailing list! Sign up!