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.)

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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