INSTINCTS #25: ‘Defiance’ by Amrita Valan

This month's poetry feature is by the talented Amrita Valan! Amrita is also a contributor in Mythical Creatures of Asia and the upcoming Mythical Beings of Asia anthologies. Defiance Amrita Valan The Apsara most adamant about herVisitPetitioned mighty commander Indra in vainAboard Indian Spaceship SuvarnarekhaDocked at space station Swarga. waiting in the netherworld dimensionsA swarthy... Continue Reading →

INSTINCTS #24: ‘The Akashic Yatra’ by Sultana Raza (3/3)

Today, it's my pleasure to present Sultana Raza's final poem, ‘The Akashic1 Yatra2′. Read her first two poems here: #22: ‘Inter-dimensional Classified Ad’ by Sultana Raza (June 10th, 2021) #23: ‘Quantic Chance’ by Sultana Raza (June 14th, 2021) Which poem has been your favorite? Let me know in the comments. ~Kelly~ THE AKASHIC1 YATRA2 We could havesaved our skinby goingto... Continue Reading →

SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN!!!

INSIGNIA DRABBLES VOL.4. Theme: Mythical beings & spirits Guidelines: This anthology is already about 50% full, with submissions from the contributors of Mythical Creatures of Asia. We are looking for more drabbles set in any Asia country and based on Asian myths of various beings, ghosts, spirits, and the like. Basically anything magical that is NOT... Continue Reading →

SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN!

Hi everyone! Submissions are now open for the new drabbles anthology:' MYTHICAL CREATURES OF ASIA Please read the FULL submission guidelines on the Submissions (Drabbles Series) Page. I'm looking forward to reading everyone's stories! Good luck! ~Kelly Matsuura~

Coming Soon! Insignia Books in Progress

Hey, how's everyone going? I've had my ups and downs during Lockdown, but Insignia projects are giving me a reason to get out of bed and get busy every day! I actually have THREE new anthologies in production: a second drabbles anthology; a new Insignia Series (Vol.8.) short story anthology; and a reprint collection for... Continue Reading →

INSTINCTS #1: A Haiku by Stewart C. Baker

  Today we're sharing the first poetry contribution to our new online series,  Instincts: Asian Speculative Poetry. ('Instincts' for short). Haiku are wonderful expressions of thought and beauty: adding speculative elements is especially difficult in this form, so I love the creativity of this piece. And if you're into haiku, you'll get the frog reference...... Continue Reading →

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