Submatter press is about telling good stories in any medium:
stories that make you think,
stories that make you feel,
but above all else,
good stories.

Brand new audio book,
The Key Seekers,

Now Available on Audible

An action-packed introduction to the worlds of The Brute and Valora.

In this self-contained origin story, you will find out how the Necromancer made his way into the modern-day world of The Brute: Chasing shadows, and discover what really happened to the Gatekeeper between chapters 21 and 46 of Valora.

Like many college sophomores, Mike doesn’t have a clear direction in life. When he inherits an old house from a mysterious family friend, he drops out of school to check out his new property. He gets more than he bargained for when he falls through a portal in the attic and lands in a frightening, medieval fantasy land where myth, folklore, and reality are one. The only way home lies with the missing Gatekeeper and his Key. Mike’s new companions, Ultor, Elric and Virgil, need the Gatekeeper’s help to save their kingdom from Histerland and its evil High Necromancer. Their quest puts Mike in the middle of an age-old conflict between warring kingdoms and rival wizards. As the Necromancer stalks the Key Seekers across this world of gods and monsters, Mike discovers secrets about his past and the key to his future.

The Audio Book version of Secular City Limits is now available on Audible!!!
FREE AUDIO KIDS BOOK Have the author read the Lonely Princess with you any time! A perfect companion to the print or new Kindle versions


(Ages 11 and up)

168 full-color illustrated pages

After the events in Temple of Secrets, Bruce travels the globe in search of his lost humanity. He discovers a shadowy world of magic exists all around us. Bruce battles strange monsters and becomes a pawn in a war between wizards from another world...
Harmony Unbound
(Ages 8 and up)

In this graphic novel, timid teen Victoria (Vicky) Bond survives middle school by keeping her head down and trying not to get noticed. Her quiet life changes forever when she is bound to an exuberant super heroine. They must learn to work together in time to save their small town from a twisted robot with unique motivations of its own.
Temple of Secrets
(Ages 11 and up)
A graphic novel by
Matthew Barron
Joel Cotejar

SOMETHING has emerged from a collapsed temple in Guatemala and crept across the U.S. to INDIANAPOLIS. People are DYING,and only reporter RENE GOLD seems to have any clue WHO or WHAT is doing the killing.
(Ages 11 and up)

Aret's fairy tale life is twisted into a nightmare. His quest for vengeance puts everything and everyone he cares about in danger.
The Lonely Princess
(All Ages)

A children's picture book with charming illustrations by Charles Gratner
Princess Rhonda had everything a girl could want in her castle, but she was all alone. Will she ever find a friend?
The dystopian
Secular City Limits

"...a talented new voice in fiction... part speculative fiction, part social commentary."
--swampdweller press
Helena takes her son and a teenage friend across the new America to New Secular City, where they hope to find schools, good jobs, and tolerance, but it may not be what any of them expected.

Mattthew Barron's story "Killing Time" is featured in the latest issue of Outposts of Beyond Killing Time is a hard sci-fi thriller with a touch of horror and a twist at the end. A student's friends die of apparent natural causes while she is stalked by a spectral man in a suit.
Matthew Barron's Iron Writer Challenge winning story Mastodon Mystery is in their brand new 2016 Ironology anthology
Matthew Barron's short story Hell Island is in the Ill-considered Expeditions anthology from April Moon Books
Matthew's story Yao's World is available for free on anthology from April Moon Books
His short story LOVE BOT LB65244 is in ROBOTEROTICA an anthology of robot erotica (not for those offended by graphic portrayals of sex with robots).
He also has two short comics in Welcome to Indiana, an anthology of comics by Indiana creators,
and his short, Waiting for Mourning, was in issue # nine of the online magazine House of Horror

Submatter Press wrapped up its first play as part of the 2015 Indianpolis Fringe Festival
Matthew Barron's story Mastodon Mystery won the 110th Iron Writer Competition.
Matthew Barron Reads part of his story, "The Longest Night," From the Gifts of the Magi anthology
In 2014 Matthew Barron was interviewed by Johnny and Brendan on the Brother Brother Beercast!
In 2013 author Matthew Barron was interviewed by Scott Lefebvre on YOU ARE ENTITLED TO MY OPINION
Matthew also did an experiment in film-making in 2007's THE KING OF INDIANA


Free kids activities at Arts and Science Day for Kids at Center For Inquiry Indiana. Stop by any time between 1 and 4 pm.
Matthew Barron will make his first appearance at the Small Press Alternative Comic Expo (S.P.A.C.E) April 27th and 28th in Columbus Ohio.
6-7:30 works perfect Monday July 29th at Centerpoint Brewing-- Retelling Myths Group Flash Fiction Workshop-- We will work together to reinterpret a classic myth as a brand new flash fiction story in an hour. Sponsored by the Indianapolis Public Library.Free and open the public. Since this is a brewery, you must be 21 or over to attend.
Phantom of Fountain Square, a new musical by Matthew Barron and Amy Dolphin premiers as part of the Indianapolis Fringe FestivalAugust AUGUST 15-25, 2019
Matthew will be meeting people and signing books at the Indiana Comic Convention August 30th to September 1st.
The Evolution of Sci-Fi Fandom panel, a Spirit and Place event about greater diversity in fandom and media, November 10th 2-3:30 pm at Center For Inquiry Indiana. Sponsored by Starbase Indy, Gal's Guide to the Galaxy and Indiana Youth Group


Author Matthew Barron led his Group FLash Fiction Workshop for a group of adults with intellectual dissabiliteis at Outside the Box on Thursday January 17th. Here is their story,The Jock Tore Up My Homework
Holiday Author Fair at the Propylaeum in Downtown Indianapolis November 29th
Kokomo Author Fair Fri Nov 02 2018 at 5:30 pm to 8 pm
October 21, Matthew read from one of his minicomics before syfy wire blogger and zinester Sara Centtury takes center stage at Counterpack Erratum at Irvington Vinyl and Books
Group Flash Fiction Workshop at the Sci-Fi & Horror Writers Fest for Teens

Sep 29 Readings at Art Bank
Pursuing the Writing Life Panel Discussion at Irvington Vinyl & Books Sunday August 26th 1 pm to 4 pm
Frankenfiction-- Happy Hour Group Flash Fiction with a Frankenstein twist at Metazoa Brewing Company September Book Signing and Author Reading at the Art Bank Saturday June 30th 5 pm to 7 pm
Inconjunction Sci Fi Fantasy Convention July 6-8
Indiana Comic Con March 30th-April 1st
Be The Next Mary Shelley Fiction Writing Workshop April 8th 2-4 pm @ Center For Inquiry Indiana

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