I’m happy to announce I’ve sold a new story, “Demon in Aisle 6,” to Nightmare Magazine. The story is about a high school kid who begins seeing a demon in the aisle of a mega mart where he works after his close friend dies. It’s my first story in Nighmare Magazine and my first horror story in a long while. Happy to have it appear there. According to managing editor Wendy Wagner, my story will appear there in the October issue, which is great because that’s also the same month that King of Shards debuts.
Matthew Kressel is a three-time Nebula Award finalist, a World Fantasy Award finalist, and a Eugie Award Finalist. He has written dozens of short stories, a few novels, and is the co-host of the Fantastic Fiction at KGB reading series in Manhattan. He is also the creator of the Moksha submissions system.
My Other Endeavors
Fantastic Fiction at KGB – I co-host a monthly Manhattan-based reading series with Ellen Datlow.
The Moksha Submissions System – I created Moksha, a powerful feature-rich manuscript submissions system for publishers.
Sunray Computer – In addition to writing science fiction & fantasy, I am an IT consultant, focusing on database driven software development and custom back-end web design.
The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2018 Edition
The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2018, edited by Rich Horton, contains my story “Love Engine Optimization” about data privacy, seduction, and pathological narcissism.
Get a copy here.
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 3
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 3 contains my story “The Last Novelist (or a Dead Lizard in the Yard)”, which was a finalist for the Nebula Award and is currently a Eugie Award finalist.