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.

Matthew Barron's brand new satirical sci-fi short story "Truth, Mimes and Puppy Tales" will distract you from election season woes with it's terrifying silliness in the Leadership Gone Right anthology from Farthest Star Publishing
NEW!! An audio version of one of Matthew Barron's stories was just posted on the Nobilis Erotica podcast! CONTENT WARNING: this is an erotica site, and the story contains graphic sexual imagery.

The Audio Book version of Waking Terror, Buried Curses, 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


Buried Curses

It took PI Jack Mahler eleven years to claw out of the hole Sergeant Anderson left him in, but now the FBI is accusing Anderson of smuggling stolen Iraqi artifacts, and he wants to hire Jack to prove his "innocence." Jack links the stolen antiquities to a murdered scholar and stumbles upon a magical mystery as old as civilization.

Waking Terror

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.

(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 superheroine. 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.


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

(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 goes as planned.

Matthew's brand new satirical sci-fi short story "Truth, Mimes and Puppy Tales" will distract you from election season woes with it's terrifying silliness in the Leadership Gone Right anthology from Farthest Star Publishing
Matthew Barron's short story "The Devil in His Pants" is now avaialble in the Devilish Deals anthology from Thurston Howl Publications!
Matthew's story Dogs Playing Poker won the 3rd place Editors Choice Award in the March 2023 Journey anthology released by the Gal's Guide to the Galaxy's
Matthew Barron's Twilight Zone like story "Subdivision" is featured in Generation X-Ed, and anthology of horror through the lens of the slasher generation.
Matthew Barron's vampire fairy tale, "The Lifted Veil," is featured in the vampire anthologyAnd the Dead Shall Sleep No More
The quiet, creepy short, "Back to Normal" is avaialble FOR FREE onThe Dread Machine's website from their October 2021 issue
Submatter Press author Matthew Barron had TWO drabbles featured in 100 word horror anthologies-- "Mothership" in Cosmos and "Vampire Kiss" in Beneath

Phantom of Fountain Square, a musical by Matthew Barron and Amy Dolphin premiered as part of the Indianapolis Fringe FestivalAugust 15-25, 2019
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


Book signing at Half Price Books at 86th and ditch from 11 to 2 on June 15
July 20 and 21, Matthew Barron will sign books for the first time at the FREE Kokomo Indiana Comic and Toy Con in the Markland Mall
Author Matthew Barron returns to the 4th annual New Castle-Henry County Renaissance FestivalJuly 27, 2024.
Saturday November 9, 2024, 10 am to 2:45 pm, Matthew returns to the Christmas Gift and Hobby Show at the Indiana State Fairgrounds


Special Solar Eclipse Event, April 7, 6:00 pm, --Science fiction themes related to the eclipse. Presenters: Dave Terret and Matthew Barron CFI Indiana, 350 Canal Walk, Suite A, Indianapolis.
April 6th Matthew returned to Columbus Indiana Comic Con

Thanksgiving Weekend! Matthew will participate in several art and writing panels at Starbase Indy, one of his favorite cons of the year.
Sunday November 5th, Starbase Indy author panalists visited Indy Reads Books.
October 28th and 29th was Matthew Barron's first time tabling at Fantasticon in Fort Wayne, Indiana!
Author Fair at the Monticello-Union Township Library on Saturday, September 30th
Matthew Barron appeared with other local authors at the author table during Harvest Fest in Fishers Indiana on Sunday, September 10, 2023 
July 15th 1-3 p, Matthew signed books at Morganstern Books in Bloomington, Indiana.
July 7 - 9, 2023, Matthew had an amazing time at the Inconjunction Sci-Fi Fantasy con
Sunday, April 2, at Indy Reads Books--Matthew read a portion of his prize-winning story Dogs Playing Poker from the Gal's Guide to the Galaxy's Journey Anthology.
Matthew had an amazing time at the Columbus Indiana Comic Con April 1, 2023
Matthew Barron had some of his old event posters on display and books for sale at the Mark My Words exhibition Oct 3 to Nov 29th 2022 at the Chesterton Art Center in Chesterton, IN.
Matthew participated in a Creating Written Worlds panel discussion with other authors about worldbuilding at Starbase Indy science and science fiction con Thanksgiving weekend 2022.
Gluestick Zine Fest-- Saturday, September 10th at Black Circle. Come learn about zines, talk to artists and listen to music!

  • Matthew Barron is available to lead Group Flash Fiction Workshops.
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  • OWL Purdue University Online Writing Lab

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