Matthew Kressel

Matthew Kressel

Matthew Kressel is a multiple Nebula Award-nominated writer and World Fantasy Award-nominated editor. His novel, King of Shards, which NPR Books calls, “Majestic, resonant, reality-twisting madness,” is out now from Resurrection House. 

His story “The Meeker and the All-Seeing Eye” was a 2014 Nebula Award nominee for Best Short Story. And his story “The Sounds of Old Earth” was a 2013 Nebula Award nominee for Best Short Story. The story also made the 2013 Locus Recommended Reading List. 

His short stories have appeared in Lightspeed, Nightmare, Clarkesworld, io9.com, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Interzone, Electric Velocipede, Apex Magazine, and the anthologies Naked CityAfter,The People of the Book, and The Mammoth Book of Steampunk, as well as other venues.

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 written web and mobile applications for ADP, Alliance Bernstein, Vyve Broadband, Nikon, and many others. His business website is here.

Matthew Kressel is represented by Michael Harriot of Folio Literary Management.

You may contact Matthew here.

Bibliography

Novels

  • Queen of Static, Resurrection House, Forthcoming Fall 2016
  • King of Shards, Resurrection House, October 2015

Short Fiction

  • “The Singularity is in Your Hair.” Cyber World. Eds. Jason Heller, Joshua Viola. ForthcomingMore info
  • “Demon in Aisle 6.” Nightmare Magazine. Ed. John Joseph Adams. November 18, 2015. More info
  • “The Problem of Meat.” Grendelsong. Ed. Paul Jessup. October 31, 2015. More info
  • “The Garden Beyond Her Infinite Skies.” Clarkesworld Magazine. Ed. Neil Clarke. May 1, 2015. Tangent Online 2015 Recommended Reading ListMore info
  • “Cameron Rhyder’s Legs.” Clarkesworld Magazine #98. Ed. Neil Clarke. November 1, 2014. Honorable Mention, Dozois's Year's Best Science Fiction 32nd Annual Collection, Tangent Online 2015 Recommended Reading ListMore info
  • “The Meeker and the All-Seeing Eye.” Clarkesworld Magazine #92. Ed. Neil Clarke. May 1, 2014. 2014 Nebula Award Nominee for Best Short Story, 2015 BookTubeSFF WinnerMore info
    • “The Meeker and the All-Seeing Eye.” World Chinese SF Association. Ed. 林苡安 (Yi Lin Ann). Chinese language. Translated by 耿辉 (Geng Hui). April 2, 2015. Reprint. More info
    • “The Meeker and the All-Seeing Eye.” Almanah Anticipatia 2016. Ed. Marian Truta. Romanian language. Translated by Cristina Nan. November 16, 2015. Reprint. More info
    • “The Meeker and the All-Seeing Eye.” Nebula Awards Showcase 2016. Ed. Mercedes Lackey.Forthcoming. Reprint. More info
  • “Pheth’s Aviary.” Beneath Ceaseless Skies – Issue 133. Ed. Scott H. Andrews. October 31, 2013. More info
  • “The Last Probe.” Launch Pad. Eds. Jody Lynn Nye, Mike Brotherton. September 1, 2013. More info
  • “The Sounds of Old Earth.” Lightspeed Magazine and io9.com. Ed. John Joseph Adams. January 1, 2013.2013 Nebula Award finalist for Best Short Story. 2013 Locus Recommended Reading List. Recommended Reading List 2014 Best Science Fiction & Fantasy (Prime Books, ed. Rich Horton). Honorable Mention 2014 Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-First Edition (Macmillan, ed. Gardner Dozois) More info
    • “The Sounds of Old Earth.” XB-1 Issue 8/2014. Ed. Martin Šust. Czech language. Translated by Daniela Orlando. August 1, 2014. Reprint. More info
    • “The Sounds of Old Earth.” Космопорт (Kosmoport). Russian language. Translated by Togrul Safarov. September 1, 2014. Reprint. More info
    • “The Sounds of Old Earth.” 科幻世界 (Science Fiction World). Chinese language. Translated by Jing Yanfei. September 1, 2015. Reprint. More info
    • “The Sounds of Old Earth.” Nebula Awards Showcase 2015. Ed. Greg Bear. December 8, 2015. Reprint. More info
  • “The Great Game at the End of the World.” After. Eds. Ellen Datlow, Terri Windling. October 12, 2012.More info
  • “The Bricks of Gelecek.” Naked City. Ed. Ellen Datlow. July 1, 2011. More info
  • “The Hands That Feed.” Steam-Powered: Lesbian Steampunk Stories. Ed. JoSelle Vanderhooft. January 1, 2011. More info
    • “The Hands That Feed.” The Mammoth Book of Steampunk. Ed. Sean Wallace. June 1, 2012. Reprint. More info
  • “The Suffering Gallery.” Beneath Ceaseless Skies – Issue 57. Ed. Scott H. Andrews. December 1, 2010.More info
    • “The Suffering Gallery.” The Best of Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Year Three. Ed. Scott H. Andrews. September 1, 2012. Reprint. More info
  • “The History Within Us.” Clarkesworld Magazine #42. Ed. Neil Clarke. March 1, 2010. Honorable Mention in The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2011 Edition, Ed. Rich Horton.More info
    • “The History Within Us.” The People of the Book. Eds. Rachel Swirsky, Sean Wallace. December 1, 2010. Reprint. More info
    • “The History Within Us.” Clarkesworld Year Four. Eds. Neil Clarke, Sean Wallace. July 1, 2013. Reprint. More info
    • “The History Within Us.” XB-1 Issue 11/2014. Ed. Martin Šust. Czech language. Translated by Daniela Orlando. November 1, 2014. Reprint. More info
  • “The Spaces Between Things.” Electric Velocipede 17/18. Ed. John Klima. July 1, 2009. Honorable Mention in Best Horror of the Year, Vol. 2, Ed. Ellen Datlow.More info
  • “The Girl in the Basement.” Hatter Bones. Eds. Paul Jessup, Jeremy Needle. June 22, 2009. More info
    • “The Girl in the Basement.” Apex Magazine, Vol 3, Issue 3. Ed. Jason B. Sizemore. August 1, 2009. Reprint. More info
  • “All the Worlds.” Farrago's Wainscot #10. Ed. Darin Bradley. April 1, 2009. More info
  • “Saving Diego.” Interzone #221. Ed. Andy Cox. March 1, 2009. Honorable Mention in Best Horror of the Year, Vol. 2. Ed. Ellen Datlow. Honorable Mention in Year’s Best Science Fiction, 27th Annual Collection, Ed. Gardner Dozois. 5th in the Annual 2009 Interzone Readers’ PollMore info
  • “Different Spheres.” OG Speculative Fiction. November 1, 2008. More info
  • “Lullaby of the Ages.” Reflection's Edge. Ed. Sharon Dodge. September 1, 2008. More info
  • “The Sembla.” A Field Guide to Surreal Botany. Eds. Janet Chui, Jason Erik Lundberg. July 1, 2008.More info
  • “The Writing’s on the Wall.” Farrago's Wainscot #5. Ed. Darin Bradley. January 1, 2008. More info
  • “Marie and the Mathematicians.” Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #26. Ed. Andrew Finch. November 1, 2006. More info
  • “Dreams in the Dark Room.” Dred Tales. January 1, 2006. More info
  • “The Many Faces of Lisa Adorn.” Abyss & Apex. Ed. Aleta Daknis. July 1, 2005. More info
  • “The Thing in the Refrigerator That Could Stop Time.” Apex Science Fiction and Horror Digest. Ed. Jason B. Sizemore. June 1, 2005. More info
  • “Mortar.” Alien Skin Magazine. December 1, 2004. More info

Awards and Memberships

  • Multiple Nebula Award finalist ("The Sounds of Old Earth" and "The Meeker and the All-Seeing Eye")
  • World Fantasy Award finalist (For editing and publishing Sybil's Garage and the World Fantasy Award-winning Paper Cities)
  • 2015 BookTubeSFF Winner (for "The Meeker and the All-Seeing Eye")
  • Member SFWA (Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America)
  • Co-host of Fantastic Fiction at KGB reading series in Manhattan

Related Experience

Matthew Kressel is a multiple Nebula Award-nominated writer and World Fantasy Award-nominated editor. His novel, King of Shards, which NPR Books calls, “Majestic, resonant, reality-twisting madness,” is out now from Resurrection House. 

His story “The Meeker and the All-Seeing Eye” was a 2014 Nebula Award nominee for Best Short Story. And his story “The Sounds of Old Earth” was a 2013 Nebula Award nominee for Best Short Story. The story also made the 2013 Locus Recommended Reading List. 

His short stories have appeared in Lightspeed, Nightmare, Clarkesworld, io9.com, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Interzone, Electric Velocipede, Apex Magazine, and the anthologies Naked CityAfter,The People of the Book, and The Mammoth Book of Steampunk, as well as other venues.

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 written web and mobile applications for ADP, Alliance Bernstein, Vyve Broadband, Nikon, and many others. His business website is here.

Matthew Kressel is represented by Michael Harriot of Folio Literary Management.

You may contact Matthew here.

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