INS8 Excerpt #2: ‘King Anisika’ by Tetsuya Sato & Toshiya Kamei (translator)

  This second excerpt from 'Castles & Kimono' is from Japanese SFF author, Tetsuya Sato. Translated by Toshiya Kamei, it's a traditional-style Japanese piece and I'm proud to include it in the anthology. There was a short write-up about Tetsuya's story on the Japanese site Virtual Gorilla Plus recently  (in Japanese only): https://virtualgorillaplus.com/nobel/king-anisika-insignia/    'KING... Continue Reading →

Author Spotlight: SHEENAH FREITAS

  After a short break, our Author Spotlight Series is back! Meet one of our regular short story contributors, Sheenah Freitas. Sheenah also has micro pieces in our soon-to-be-released Japanese Fantasy Drabbles anthology! A geek at heart, Sheenah Freitas has a love for the whimsical and magical. She looks to animated Disney movies and Studio... 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 →

Author Spotlight: HEATHER EWINGS

Next in our Author Spotlight series is one of Insignia's original contributors, Heather Ewings! Heather Ewings (whose story Kitsune was published in Insignia Vol. 1 under the name Heather Jensen) is an Australian author of speculative fiction. She has a MA in History, and a fascination with myth and folklore. Aside from Insignia, Heather’s work... Continue Reading →

Author Spotlight: KELLY MATSUURA

Continuing our Author Spotlight series, I'd like to share my own interview this week! (Excuse the following use of third-person...)     Kelly Matsuura grew up in Victoria, Australia, but always dreamed she would live abroad.  She has lived in northern China, Michigan in the US, and over ten years in Nagoya, Japan, where she... Continue Reading →

Author Spotlight: ANITA GOVEAS

Happy September everyone! Continuing our Author Spotlight series, let me introduce UK writer, Anita Goveas. Anita Goveas is British-Asian, based in London, and fueled by strong coffee and paneer jalfrezi. She was first published in the 2016 London Short Story Prize anthology, most recently in  Lost Balloon, Terse and JMWW. She’s on the editorial team at... Continue Reading →

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