New American Legends was founded by writers Riana Simone & Matt Barnsley with the purpose of giving a platform to everyone. We want to showcase minority and underrepresented voices in the genres of Sci-Fi, Horror, and Fantasy. Bring us your mythology, your adventures, your nightmares and we’ll publish it.

About Us

Matt Barnsley is the author of several short stories, novels, and plays, most notably The Play My Mother Hates. His work has been featured in SPIRES. He holds a B.A. and will complete an M.F.A. program in 2020. Matt resides in Minnesota with an assortment of domesticated animals.  You can see some of his work here or here.

Riana Simone has a B.S. in Family Social Science and will receive an M.F.A. in creative fiction writing later this year. She’s the author of several short stories and she’s working on her debut novel, The Best With What We Don’t Have. After a decade or so in social services, she realized that she never really liked people and had probably chosen the wrong path. She lives in Minnesota with her partner and 3 sons.