It's poetry day, with another Chinese fantasy piece by Mary Soon Lee! As well as previously sharing a poem in the INSTINCTS series, Mary is also a contributor in Asian Flash Fiction & Poetry, and the newly released Insignia 2020: Best Asian Speculative Fiction. Please enjoy 🙂 BEDTIME Lie still and listen well.... Continue Reading →
INS2020 Excerpt #4: ‘Shadows’ by Celestine Trinidad
Please enjoy this next excerpt from Insignia 2020: Best Asian Speculative Fiction, a YA dark fantasy piece set in the Philippines, penned by the amazing Celestine Trinidad! Celestine is a regular INSIGNIA contributor: check out her author page for links to her publications with us. (I recommend the excerpt of her story 'Horse Feet' too).... Continue Reading →
August News: Pre-order ‘Castles & Kimono’, new ‘Horror Matsuri’ call, & more!
Hi everyone, can I first say a quick THANK YOU to everyone who has been following/ tweeting/sharing all our recent releases and promotions across social media. Sales are up, engagements are up, and I'm super pumped (even during these terrible times). And I'd also like to welcome all new followers. I hope you're enjoying our... Continue Reading →
INS2020 Excerpt #3: ‘Railroad to Potalaka’ by Juan Takai & Toshiya Kamei
How about a Japanese *tsukumogami story? This is a great piece by Juan Takai, translated by our resident Japanese translator, Toshiya Kamei. You can also enjoy Juan's writing in both of our drabble anthologies: Japanese Fantasy Drabbles (now available) and Southeast Asian Fantasy Drabbles due out in September. RAILROAD TO POTALAKA By Juan Takai Translated... Continue Reading →
INS2020 Excerpt #2: ‘The Craving’ by Tutu Dutta
I've wanted to work with Tutu Dutta for ages, so thrilled to have her story 'The Craving' in our reprint anthology, Insignia 2020: Best Asian Speculative Fiction! Hope you enjoy this teaser... THE CRAVING By Tutu Dutta Excerpt: The afternoon warmed. When the sun set and enveloped the peaceful valley in a warm... Continue Reading →
INS2020 Excerpt: ‘Moon Rabbit’ by Jo Wu
Please enjoy this excerpt from 'Moon Rabbit' by Jo Wu, as featured in our new release, Insignia 2020: Best of Asian Speculative Fiction! Jo also has work coming out in Southeast Asian Fantasy Drabbles and Insignia: Castles & Kimono. 'MOON RABBIT' By Jo Wu Excerpt: “Faster, faster!” I pounded and grinded at the powder, and... Continue Reading →
Happy Release Day: ‘Insignia 2020’!
Insignia 2020: Best Asian Speculative Fiction features 9 short stories set in Japan, China, the Philippines, Malaysia, and India, as well as 6 Chinese fantasy poems (by Mary Soon Lee). This collection of reprinted works comes from familiar Insignia Series authors, new Insignia Drabbles authors, and first-time contributors, Tutu Dutta and Sayo Onoda. Special thanks (always!) goes to Toshiya Kamei... Continue Reading →
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 #7: ‘Midnight’ by Mary Soon Lee
Welcome to June's edition of INSTINCTS! I'm very excited to share a poem from Mary Soon Lee's epic fantasy collection, ''The Sign of the Dragon" today! This is one of two poems she has graciously submitted for INSTINCTS. Several of her poems are also featured in 'Insignia: Asian Flash Fiction & Poetry. MIDNIGHT Tsung... Continue Reading →
New Release: ‘Dragon’s Physician’ by Joyce Chng!
Today, let's celebrate the newly released 'Dragon's Physician' by Joyce Chng! Joyce creates the most exciting worlds, I love her work and think you will too! ~Kelly~ Can Jixin succeed in a world of dragon racing run by powerful women? Can he fight the system and fulfil his dream of becoming a dragon... Continue Reading →