While Insignia 2021: Best Asian Speculative Fiction has long been delayed, I'm happy to report it is now in the final proofreading stage and will be released in the next few weeks (once all the contributors have given their approval). Thanks everyone for your patience and support. With that book back on track, I'm ready... 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 →
January News: Open calls & plans for 2021
Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and summer/winter break. I went up in the mountains, to Takayama in Gifu. One of my favorite places in Japan! It has a lovely historical town, plus nice onsen (hot springs) and snowy mountain peaks. And the food is amazing. I highly recommend a... 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~
New Page: Horror Matsuri Calendar (OCT)
Hi everyone! I added a new page to the Insignia Stories site today: Horror Matsuri Calendar This page has the upcoming schedule for Horror Matsuri flash fiction and also INSTINCTS poems for October, and I'll be adding in participant's blog tour dates as requested. (I've included my own blog visit on Oct 3rd as a... 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 →
OPEN for Poetry Submissions :)
We would like to invite poets to contribute to a new online publication series! Insignia: Instincts We hope to publish 1-4 poems on The Insignia Series blog per month, depending on the volume of submissions. Reading Period: Open now and ongoing. Format: Poetry only Length: No limit, however no epic poems please. Theme: Must have... Continue Reading →
Hello everyone, and a warm welcome to our new blog followers! Well, it's been sweltering here in Japan for the past few weeks. We've had several days over forty degrees and still with high humidity! I'm ver glad I bought a new air-conditioner for my office this year. How's the weather where you guys are?... Continue Reading →
Update to Submission Call
Hi everyone! If you're on summer vacation at the moment like me, hope you're relaxing. (Or, getting lots of /editing done!). In an effort to attract more submissions and be able to fill the first open anthology call sooner, I have opened the theme to ALL Asian science fiction. Your story must still satisfy the... Continue Reading →
Hey everyone! Hope you're having a good month so far and are looking forward to Easter. 🙂 I just wanted to do a quick post today for anyone who has missed seeing the new page updates in the past few weeks. 1) INSIGNIA: SOUTHEAST ASIAN FANTASY is on its way! I'm proofreading the book file... Continue Reading →