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Matthew Kressel

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Matthew Kressel

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Full Name: Matthew Kressel
Occupation: Writer


Matthew Kressel is a Nebula Award-nominated writer and World Fantasy Award-nominated editor.

New: His story "The Meeker and the All-Seeing Eye" was just nominated for a Nebula Award for Best Short Story on February 20, 2015.

His first novel, King of Shards, will debut in Fall of 2015 from Arche Press.

His story "The Sounds of Old Earth" was a Nebula Award nominee for Best Short Story in 2013. The story also made the 2013 Locus Recommended Reading List.

His short stories have appeared in such publications as Lightspeed, Clarkesworld Magazine,, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Interzone, Electric Velocipede, Apex Magazine, and the anthologies Naked City, After,The People of the Book, and The Mammoth Book of Steampunk, as well as other markets.

In 2011 Matthew was nominated for World Fantasy Award in the category of Special Award, Non-Professional for his work editing Sybil's Garage.

In 2003 he started the speculative fiction magazine Sybil's Garage, and the stories and poetry therein have received multiple honorable mentions in the Year's Best Fantasy & Horror. Under the rubric of Senses Five Press, Matthew published Paper Cities, which won the 2009 World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology.

Matthew co-hosts the Fantastic Fiction reading series at the famous KGB Bar alongside veteran speculative-fiction editor Ellen Datlow. The monthly series highlights luminaries and up-and-comers in speculative fiction.

Matthew has been a long-time member of Altered Fluid, a Manhattan-based writing group. He is also obsessed with the film Blade Runner.

When he's not writing, Matthew designs websites, which he has done for Stanford University, Columbia University, the magazines Weird Tales, Fantasy, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies, writers Genevieve Valentine, Nicholas Kaufmann, Chris Willrich, and many others. He has coded applications and websites for ADP, Alliance Bernstein, and Nikon, among others. He also administers office computer networks. If you're interested in his IT services, you can check out his business website here.

Matthew is represented by Michael Harriot of Folio Literary Managament.

Works in the WWEnd Database

 Non Series Works


 The Worldmender Trilogy

 1. (2015)