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 →

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 →

Author Spotlight: EISUKE AIKAWA

  It's my honor to introduce Eisuke Aikawa, contributor to our newly-released anthology, Japanese Fantasy Drabbles. Born in Chiba in 1977, Eisuke Aikawa is a writer based in Fukuoka. He has published two collections of short stories, Hiking (2017) and Kumo wo hanareta tsuki (2018). His short fiction has appeared in venues such as Bungakukai,... Continue Reading →

November News: Submissions are closed! Thank you!

NEWS Submission Calls Submissions for 'Japanese Fantasy Drabbles' are officially closed. I want to say a big thank you to all the contributing authors for submitting such a fantastic selection of drabbles. Otsukaresama desu! I'll probably write a post in December about the submission call, for those who are curious about the data and behind-the-scenes... Continue Reading →

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