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.

I had so much fun at the BURIED CURSES BOOK RELEASE PARTY! Thank you all who made it to our first in person event in over a year! Thanks to you, I sold more books than at any previous single day event and got to hear the music of Amy Dolphin while I signed books!


It took PI Jack Mahler eleven years to claw out of the hole Sergeant Anderson left him in.

All the unbelievable horrors he has experienced can be traced to Anderson getting him kicked out of the army. Jack thought he had buried the scandal and is finally rebuilding his life when Anderson comes calling on his "old buddy" again. The FBI is accusing Anderson of smuggling stolen Iraqi artifacts into the U.S., and he wants to hire Jack to prove his innocence. Jack is almost certain Anderson is guilty, but, just like old times, Anderson talks him into going against his better judgment.

Jack links the stolen antiquities to a murdered scholar and stumbles upon a mystery as old as civilization. Now, only Jack stands between humanity and a forgotten god.

The Audio Book version of Waking Terror, 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



A nightmare haunts the Albuquerque suburbs. To solve this mystery, PI Jack Mahler seeks answers in his own shameful past, risking life and sanity to discover the secret of the waking terror before his dream of a normal life turns to smoke.


An action-packed introduction to the worlds of The Brute and Valora. College sophomores Mike falls into a medieval fantasy land and must face monsters and evil wizards to find the Key home.

(Ages 11 and up)

168 full-color illustrated pages

After the events in Temple of Secrets, The Brute travels the modern world in search of his lost humanity.
Harmony Unbound
(Ages 8 and up)

In this graphic novel, timid teen Victoria (Vicky) Bond 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

A monster stalks the new museum in Indianapolis. People are dying and only magazine reporter RENE GOLD seems to have any clue WHO or WHAT is 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 dystopian America to find schools, jobs and tolerance, but nothing goesw as planned.

Mattthew Barron's story "Killing Time" is featured in the April 2017 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 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


Inconjunction Sci Fi Fantasy convention July 2-4 Indianapolis
August 8th, 10:00 AM - 2:45 PM I will be signing books at the Local Author Booth at the 2021 Indiana State Fair in the air-conditioned Exposition Hall.
Archon Science Fiction Convention Saint Louis Oct 1-3


BURIED CURSES Book Release Party with live music from Amy Dolphin! Saturday April 3 2 to 4 pm at Books And Brews South Indy
Saturday February 22nd from Noon to 5 pm, Author Matthew Barron signed books at Comic Carnival
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
Phantom of Fountain Square, a new musical by Matthew Barron and Amy Dolphin premiered 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.
Retelling Myths Group Flash Fiction Workshop--We worked together to reinterpret a classic myth as a brand new flash fiction story in an hour. Sponsored by the Indianapolis Public Library.

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