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

In honor of Frankenstein's 200th anniversary, our latest Group Flash Fiction Workshop was a happy hour Franken-Fiction at Metazoa Brewery, sponsored by the Indianapolis Library. Here is their story,Thawed

Now available to the general public! The Brute: Chasing Shadows

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


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


October 21, Matthew will be reading from one of his minicomics before syfy wire blogger and zinester Sara Centtury takes center stage at Counterpack Erratum at Irvington Vinyl and Books
Kokomo Author Fair Fri Nov 02 2018 at 5:30 pm to 8 pm
Holiday Author Fair at the Propylaeum in Downtown Indianapolis November 29th

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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