Photo by Christine Kressel

Photo by Christine Kressel

Hi, and welcome to my website! Thanks for visiting!

I’m Matthew Kressel, a writer of speculative fiction, i.e., science fiction, fantasy, and horror. My fiction has been nominated twice for a Nebula Award and I’ve been nominated for a World Fantasy Award for my editorial/publishing work. My work has been translated into many languages, including French, Chinese, Russian, Czech, and Polish.

I love telling tales! I love dreaming up new worlds in my head and inhabiting them with words. I have no absolutes in my fiction, other than to tell the best tale I possibly can. I work hard at my art and my only wish is that you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy creating it.

I’ve published several dozen stories in various places. My story “The Meeker and the All-Seeing Eye” was a 2014 Nebula Award nominee for Best Short Story. And my story “The Sounds of Old Earth” was a 2013 Nebula Award nominee for Best Short Story

My short stories have appeared in such publications as Lightspeed, Nightmare,, Clarkesworld, Analog,, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Interzone, Electric Velocipede, Apex Magazine, and the anthologies Mad Hatters and March HaresCyber World, After,The People of the Book, and elsewhere.

My novel, King of Shards, was hailed as “Majestic, resonant, reality-twisting madness,” from NPR Books

Every third Wednesday, I co-host the Fantastic Fiction reading series at the famous KGB Bar alongside veteran speculative-fiction editor Ellen Datlow

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In 2011 I was nominated for World Fantasy Award in the category of Special Award, Non-Professional for my work editing Sybil’s Garage.

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

I have been a long-time member of Altered Fluid, a amazing Manhattan-based writing group. I am also obsessed with the film Blade Runner.

When I’m not writing, I design websites and write code. I have worked for Stanford University, Columbia University, the magazines Strange Horizons, Weird Tales, Fantasy, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies, writers Genevieve Valentine, Nicholas Kaufmann, Chris Willrich, and many other large and small organizations. I have written web and mobile applications for IEEE, ADP, Alliance Bernstein, Vyve Broadband, Nikon, and many others. My business website is here.

You may contact me here. And you can subscribe to my mailing list here. I would love to hear from you!