Matthew Kressel is a Nebula Award-nominated writer and World Fantasy Award-nominated editor. His short stories have appeared in such publications as Lightspeed, Clarkesworld Magazine ,io9.com, 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.
His story "The Sounds of Old Earth," published in Lightspeed Magazine, was recently nominated for a Nebula Award. This story also made the Locus Recommended Reading List.
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: An Anthology of Urban Fantasy (ed. Ekaterina Sedia), 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 editor Ellen Datlow. The 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. In his spare time he teaches himself Yiddish. His website is www.matthewkressel.net.