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.


Our brand new musical premiers at the
Indianapolis Fringe Festival August 16th!

Phantom of Fountain Square

Samantha dreams of opening a restaurant in Fountain Square. She moves her family to this historic neighborhood, not believing rumors of the Phantom who sabotages new businesses with his mischievous gremlins. Samantha must match wits with this mysterious being and face the dark side of nostalgia in a changing community.


The Audio Book version of Key Seekers and Secular City Limits are 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

NOW AVAILABLE

KEY SEEKERS

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.

THE BRUTE: CHASING SHADOWS
(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
and
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.
Valora
(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
(PG13)

"...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 SciFiJournal.com 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

AUTHOR NEWS AND APPEARANCES


Inconjunction Sci Fi Fantasy Convention July 5-7
6-7:30 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

PAST EVENTS

Three Hole Punch Art and Music Festival-- Live Bands, Zinesters and self-publishers take over the area around Irvington Vinyl and Books
Matthew Barron made his first appearance at the Small Press Alternative Comic Expo (S.P.A.C.E) April 27th and 28th in Columbus Ohio.
Mini-Comic workshop at Arts and Science Day for Kids at Center For Inquiry Indiana.




LINKS FOR WRITER'S
  • Indiana Writer's Center
  • OWL Purdue University Online Writing Lab

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