Matt Moore is an author of horror and dark science fiction who’s been writing stories since he could clutch a pencil and carve block letters into handwriting paper.
His stories explore “personal apocalypses”. What happens when it’s not the end of the world, just yours—your job, you marriage, your sobriety, your identity. When the regular, everyday people you work with and live next to are caught between opposing extremes—the humane and the monstrous, vengeance and forgiveness, tradition and modernity, faith and fact. Often, while there is no right choice, there is room for hope.
Selling his first story in 2007, he’s had over 30 works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry published in a number of magazines and anthologies. In that time, he’s won the Aurora Award for poetry, been a finalist for the Aurora Award and Friends of the Merril Short Story Contest, and longlisted for the Sunburst Awards.
His first full-length work, the short story collection It’s Not the End and Other Lies, is available from ChiZine Publications.
Beyond writing, he is the Co-Chair of ChiSeries Ottawa, a quarterly reading series of leading speculative fiction authors, and a Contributing Editor with AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review, a SFWA-eligible online Canadian magazine of science fiction.
Raised in small town New England, a place rich with legends and ghost stories, he now lives in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.