What am I up to? This is the place to find where I’ll be with links and details. You can also follow me on social media to see what I’m up to, links to the right. Sign up for my monthly newsletter to get a monthly marketing column, open submissions, award opportunities… officially from Yuriko Publishing, it contains all the relevant things in my publishing universe. Sign up for that here.


I’m working on stories for two Crystal Lake projects, a story for Hybrid Sequence Media, a poetry collection with Maxwell I. Gold and How to be a Human/Inhuman, my own poetry collection I expect to have out next April. I’m also working on the third book for my Bitter Suites trilogy. There’s also a follow up to Black Cranes and Tortured Willows I’ll be working on with Lee Murray, but I’m not sure how much I can say about that until contracts are signed. At the end of November, I have a poem coming up in Shadow Atlas: Dark Landscapes of the Americas from Hex Publishing. I’m also putting together two poetry collections from Amy Zoellers to publish before the year’s end.


Manuscript Magic for HWA’s Horror U.
With Lee Murray, practical tips and strategies for polishing and presenting your manuscript for submission. Classroom companion to Mark My Words, attendees receive a PDF copy free. The course is $65 USD. Register here.

HorrorAddicts.net 193, Angela Yuriko Smith
May 7, 2021, Horror Addicts Episode# 193, SEASON 16 Cultural Horror with Horror Hostess: Emerian Rich and Intro Music by: Valentine Wolfe. Interviewed by the amazing Naching T. Kassa. Find all articles and interviews here.

Galactic Terrors March 2021
Galactic Terrors, a monthly online reading and Q&A series from the Horror Writers Association New York Chapter (HWANY.org) features readings by Alp Beck, Gary Frank, Gordon Linzner, and Angela Yuriko Smith! Enjoy stories from beyond the shadows and live Q&A with the authors. Celebrate Women in Horror Month with the HWA NY! Watch on YouTube here.



It happened! Tortured Willows won the 2021 Bram Stoker Awards® for Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection and “Horror Writers: Architects of Hope” won for Superior Achievement in Short Non-Fiction! TWO Bram Stoker Awards!

What are judges looking for in literary journals? This special BookFest Segment features judges from the HWA Poetry Showcase Vol. IX, edited by Angela Yuriko Smith, giving advice and tips to get your work published. Join us at www.thebookfest.com on October 23rd at 1:00 pm PT

Frances Lu Pai Ippolito, Lee Murray, Maxell I. Gold and me

Thank you for being here. 

The latest! I was on NBC Radio’s House of Mystery Radio talking about the yuta experience (Okinawan medium), Tortured Willows, on being part Shimanchu and my encounter with a Nukekubi (headless ghost/vampire you don’t want to meet).

Listen to the replay herehttps://tinyurl.com/ym8w4axr

It was also a pleasure to be on the Michigan Avenue Media Podcast talking about the Anne Rice Tribute Anthology along with Rebecca RowlandElaine Pascale and Trish Wilson. ALL moneys raised goes to Animal Rescue New Orleans (ARNO) 

Listen to the replay herehttps://tinyurl.com/bdcrw6aa

And the third podcast I guested on recently… and time to take a break! Check out the very first episode of the new Verses from the Void podcast where I “read poems from the Stoker-winning Tortured Willows and discusses some fascinating history, shamanism, and shares a real life ghost story!”

Listen now: https://tinyurl.com/3sewtt39


I was happy to join fellow Giving the Devil His Due authors Jason Sanford and Rebecca Brewer for READ FOR PIXELS 2021: The Devil at Home – Writing about Domestic Violence in Speculative Fiction, a discussion of domestic violence in spec fiction and how we can approach these issues appropriately in our work. This went live here at 8:30 pm EST/7:30 CST.

Friday, July 16, 12:00 pm CST: Making Your Word(s) Count: The Best Short Fiction of the Pandemic An online version of Camp V-Con/Necon’s annual “Frank Michaels Errington Five Star Books Kaffeeklatsch, but for short fiction. Let’s face it, many of us have comforted ourselves and passed the time of the last year-plus between the covers of a book! With Daniel Braum, Ellen Datlow, doungjai gam, Nate Kenyon, Rena Mason, Kyle Rader, Angela Yuriko Smith, Morgan Sylvia, John F.D. Taff, Sheri White.

Monday, June 21, 6:30 pm CST Woodneath Press Book Launch: Community Voices II Celebrate the release of the newest Storytelling Certificate Anthology, Community Voices Vol. II which contains a story from both Ryan and I. Woodneath Writers is a monthly meet-up designed to explore writing tips and topics through workshops, writing activities, presentations, etc. Open to writers of all skill levels. Celebrate the release of the newest Storytelling Certificate Anthology, Community Voices Vol. II. Via Zoom (registration required)

Sunday, June 19, 2 pm CST Poetry Live on Instagram with Amy Zoellers. Amy Zoellers and I go live on her Hipness and Outrage channel and read poetry—ours, yours and public domain. Want me to read your poem live? No guarantees, but I will do my best to read all I can. If you’d like me to read your poetry, send me a message via my contact form here.

Saturday, June 12, noon CST: SFFCon Poetry Panel Speculative poetry allows a unique exploration of this world and beyond. Join poets as they read some of their work and discuss some of their creative process. Poets reading will be Wendy Van Camp (moderator), Akua Lezli Hope, Deborah P Kolodji, DA Xiaolin Spires, Angela Yuriko Smith Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJ_8xZMNZAU Register for the Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention—registration is free.


Friday, May 28 at 9 pm CST: “Otherness” through the Lens of Asian Horror
Lee Murray (moderator)Geneve FlynnAngela Yuriko SmithRena Mason
Black Cranes, Tales of Unquiet Women is a recent anthology featuring horror fiction by female writers of Southeast Asian descent, exploring the cultural and familial tensions of the authors’ unique backgrounds. Contributors to this anthology will discuss the horror genre’s role in opening dialogue and promoting diverse voices. (in schedule)

Saturday, May 29 at 12 pm CST: Flash Fiction: Tips, Tricks and Travails
dave ring (moderator)Angela Yuriko SmithMari NessGabriella EtoniruJulia Rios
Flash fiction has increasingly been given the attention it deserves as a distinct, distilled pleasure. Writer Nuala Ní­Chonchúir suggests that “A good flash story is intense, urgent and often a little explosive, but also deep and clear, so the effect on the reader is like that of a poem – as you read it you admire its concision and, afterwards, it lingers.”  Our panel will discuss sterling examples of the genre, pitfalls they’ve encountered, and suggestions for further reading. (in schedule)

Saturday, May 29 at 4:30 pm CSTFreelancing in the Publishing Industry
Angela Yuriko Smith (moderator)Nick MamatasGeneve FlynnValerie FrankelDanielle Ackley-McPhail
How can one survive on their own in the wild, ever-changing world of genre publishing? Get some advice from people who have! (in schedule)

Saturday, May 29 at 7:30 pm CSTWarning Signs for New and Independent Authors
Joshua Bilmes (moderator)D.H. AireAlex ShvartsmanJulayne HughesAngela Yuriko Smith
It’s a jungle out there for new writers. Do you know the difference between a real publisher and a vanity press? What kind of scams are currently circulating? What rights are you giving away when you sign that contract… or even enter that contest? Panelists will give advice on how to navigate these and other pitfalls and give information on resources and communities that can help you out. (in schedule)

Sunday, May 30 at 1:30 pm CST: Stepping Outside Your Genre Comfort Zone
Ryan Van Loan (moderator)John WiswellAngela Yuriko SmithNino Cipri
When you’re interested in exploring other genres, it can be hard to figure out where to start. How do you find others who share your taste and will also expand your to-be-read pile with new authors? (in schedule)

Sunday, May 30 at 6 pm CST: Self-Publishing Your Novel: Critical Steps
Brenda Clough (moderator)Doc ColemanJulayne HughesAngela Yuriko SmithWendy Van Camp
So, you have finished your novel and are thinking of hitting the publish button. Hold up! Has your book been properly edited? Do you have cover art that doesn’t look like a writer made it? (With apologies to those who can do their own covers). Our experts will talk about how to turn your manuscript into a book that looks like a real publisher made it. (in schedule)

Sunday, May 30 at 8 pm CST: Angela Yuriko Smith Reading “Vanilla Rice”
Author and poet Angela Yuriko Smith will read slipstream fiction in the Readings breakout room in Consuite. (in schedule)


Saturday, May 22 at 4 pm CST: Mentorship in the HWA
Lee Murray and Angela Yuriko Smith discuss the benefits of participating with the HWA Mentorship Program as both mentor and mentee.

Friday, May 21 at 10:30 am 2 pm CST: Horror After COVID
A panel on the state of the horror genre now that a global horror has changed our real world landscapes, with Grady  Hendrix, Cynthia Pelayo, Angela Yuriko Smith, Kaaron Warren, Michael Arnzen, Tim Waggoner (moderator). Please note the time change.

Thursday, May 20 at 2 pm CST: Manuscript Magic for HWA’s Horror U.
Teaching this class with Lee Murray, practical tips and strategies for polishing and presenting your manuscript for submission. All attendees will receive a link to download our new book Mark My Words free. The course is $65 USD. Register here.


Dec. 15 Season 10, Episode 18 “How I Became a Professional Liar” | The Wicked Library

Nov. 23 #191 Holiday Ghost Story Special | HorrorAddicts.net

Nov. 21 Local Author Fair Panel | Story Center at MCPL

Nov. 18 Skeleton Hour 04: Black Cranes | Horror Writers

Nov. 17 Poetry Live on IGHipness and Outrage

Oct. 31 Ghost Story Game | Omnium Gatherum

Sept. 25 Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women by Lee Murray II | Gingernuts of Horror

Sept. 24 Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women by Lee Murray I | Gingernuts of Horror

Sept. 26 Black Cranes Release Day Panel Omnium Gatherum


November 2019 Shift Happens: Writing as Therapy | Evolving Magazine

June 22, 2019 Angela Yuriko Smith: The Bitter Suites | Madness Heart Radio

June 6, 2019 Hour of the Wolf with Jim Freund | WBAI Free Speech Radio 99.5 fm Pacifica Radio in New York City

May 18, 2019 Magazine owners: ‘We did this out of love’ | Mike Genet  The Examiner

May 2019 guest columnist-Horror Writer Association’s Blood & Spades | Marge Simon

May 2019 Binaural Beats to Get Your Muse Singing | Evolving Magazine

April 25, 2019 Angela Yuriko Smith of Space and Time interviews Michael J. DeLuca

March 10, 2019 Angela Yuriko Smith Takes on All of Space & Time-DreamForge

March 2019 Angela Yuriko Smith | Bram Stoker Awards® page

February 23, 2019 Bitter Suites | Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist Superior Achievement in Long Fiction

January 1, 2019 Angela Yuriko Smith named new publisher for Space and Time magazine


December 21, 2018 Spotlight on Angela Yuriko Smith | Stephanie Ayers

November 18, 2018 WAR Reviewed by Angela Yuriko Smith

September 10, 2018 5 Questions for Angela Yuriko Smith | Loren Rhoads

March 25, 2018 March Madness: Angela Yuriko Smith | HorrorAddicts.net

March 2018 guest columnist-Horror Writer Association’s Blood & Spades | Marge Simon


July 30, 2017 Interview on Angela Yuriko Smith | Horror Writers Association

July 29, 2017 It’s Time to Go Indie Now | Episode 17

July 19, 2017 Living in RV Full Time | Jennie McKeon-Northwest Florida Daily News

July 2017 | Featured poet in SoWal Life newspaper

Summer 2017 Featured in Word Ninja | Space and Time Magazine #129 | Linda D. Addison

March 2017 guest columnist-Horror Writer Association’s Blood & Spades | Marge Simon

2017 Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association’s Elgin Award nominee for In Favor of Pain

Published with Poems-for-All | 1671 | Yin and Yang Hours

Published with Poems-for-All 1670 | My Elements


In Favor of Pain mentioned in The Best Horror of the Year 2016 | Ellen Datlow

July 27, 2016 Angela Yuriko Smith Lost 50 Pounds | 310 Nutrition

July 26, 2016 Where The Stars Rise: Angela Yuriko Smith ‘Vanilla Rice’

May 22, 2016 Adventures of a Goblin Princess at StokerCon | Sumiko Saulson


November 1, 2015 First Draft: Angela Yuriko Smith | Northwest Florida Daily News

July 17, 2015 On Angela Yuriko Smith | Bryan Thao Worra-Asian American Press


July 30, 2011 It’s an Indie Party | SL Enquirer

June 23, 2011 Spotlight on Dandilyon Jinx (aka Angela Yuriko Smith) | SL Enquirer

June 17, 2011 Goodreads Q&A with Author Angela Yuriko Smith

July 9, 2011 Angela Yuriko Smith Author of End of Mae EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

June 8, 2011 The Machinimist Marketer: Low-cost book promotion | HyperGrid Business

May 13, 2011 The Machinimist Marketer: Music videos | HyperGrid Business

April 7, 2011 The Machinimist Marketer: Virtual gold rush | HyperGrid Business


late 2001 Interviewed by Satellite Sisters radio show| NPR