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!
Note: The Pride StoryBundle event is over. Thank you to everyone who bought a bundle or helped spread the word!
Happy Pride, friends! 🏳️🌈🏳️🌈
We’re so excited that this year’s Pride StoryBundle includes the funny sci-fi novel The Hereafter Bytes by Vincent Scott, along with 14 other excellent queer SF/F books! You can also choose to donate part of your payment to Rainbow Railroad, which helps LGBTQ+ people escape persecution and violence.
Whether or not you’ve already read & enjoyed The Hereafter Bytes, now’s your chance to check out even more SF/F books with queer characters & themes, carefully curated by Catherine Lundoff and Melissa Scott.
Every once in a while we get to work with an artist who is creating an illustration of a new character. This is a collaborative process involving the artist, the author, Thinking Ink, and a graphic designer. It’s fun and exciting to see a character come to life in this way.
Here’s a sneak peak at the initial sketch by Ivreese Tong for the character Izy from The Hereafter Bytes by Vincent Scott. This sketch will become a full color illustration to go with a flash fiction story from Vincent that we’ll be publishing on a postcard. That’s our Flashcard format—flash fiction paired with art on a postcard that you can send in the mail.
This project started out as a stretch reward for our Kickstarter backers, but it’s turning out so well, that after the backers get their rewards, we’re going to keep stocking postcards and they’ll be available for purchase.
We’re happy to announce that we will be publishing the science fiction novel Luna’s Lament by David Colby.Luna’s Lament is the third book in the Lunar Cycle trilogy. Here’s a look at the cover, with gorgeous original art created by Sandi Billingsly.
The year: 2068
The place: Luna, the colony that’s waging war against the Earth.
Drusilla Zhao has entered into the shadowy, dangerous world of the S3TA—the Space Special Service, Transhuman Arm. Equipped with hyperadvanced technology and cybernetic augmentations, the S3TA are the Chinese-American Alliance’s trump card. But will Dru’s desire for revenge on the enemies who took everything she ever cared about blind her to the true enemy that lurks closer than she could possibly imagine?
Author David Colby combines hard science details with page-turning action and a diverse cast of characters for a unique science fiction experience that you won’t soon forget.
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.
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!
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.