Toshiya Kamei


Toshiya Kamei holds an MFA in Literary Translation from the University of Arkansas. His translations have appeared in venues such as Clarkesworld, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, and Strange Horizons. His short fiction has appeared in Nagari Magazine, New World Writing, and Hundred Word Horror, among others.


Translations included in The Insignia Series anthologies:

‘Hero’ by Giulia Moon & Toshiya Kamei (Insignia: Asian Flash Fiction & Poetry)

‘King Anisika’ by Tetsuya Sato & Toshiya Kamei (Insignia: Castles & Kimono)

Translations & original work in the Insignia Drabbles anthologies:

Japanese Fantasy Drabbles (Insignia Drabbles Vol.1.)

Southeast Asian Fantasy Drabbles (Insignia Drabbles Vol.2.)

Mythical Creatures of Asia (Insignia Drabbles Vol.3.)

Mythical Beings of Asia (Insignia Drabbles Vol.4.)

Translations in special collections:

Insignia 2020: Best Asian Speculative Fiction,


Posts on this blog:

‘Queen of Kaidan’: a write-up on Japanese horror micro-fiction and discussion of Umiyuri Katsuyama’s work, written by Toshiya Kamei. 

Horror Matsuri #2: ‘One Last Splash’ by Umiyuri Katsuyama (translated by Toshiya Kamei)

Excerpt: ‘King Anisika’ by Tetsuya Sato & Toshiya Kamei (Castles & Kimono)

Excerpt: ‘Road to Potolaka’ by Juan Takai & Toshiya Kamei (Insignia 2020: Best Asian Speculative Fiction)


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