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The Rest of My Experience at World Horror Convention 2011

After writing the above post, I have lunch with a good deal of the CZP crew—Brett, Sandra, Helen, Laura, Brent, Bob, Mike. I think Nick Kaufmann was there, too. Apologies if I left anyone out. After lunch, I went to the Genre Mash-ups and Commonwealth Horror panels. I had some time on my own, so […]

How to Track Your Submissions

When writing and submitting short fiction, you should have a list of the markets where you plan to send your stories. But that list is only half the battle. You should also track where you have sent your stories. Tracking submissions is important to avoid three common errors that might hurt your chances at future […]

On a Panel at World Horror Convention 2011 in Austin, Texas

Just learned that I will be on the “What Happens To Your Book After It Sells?” panel at the World Horror Convention in Austin, Texas. This panel will take place Friday, April 29 at 2pm. My fellow panelists will be: Yanni Kuznia (Moderator) Mel Odom Louis Greenberg Del Howison The panel’s description is: Selling a book […]

How to Publish a Short Story: Ranking Markets

In a previous blog post, I talked about the different types of short fiction markets, how to research them and how to start a list of places you can send your story. In this post, I’ll talk about what to do with that list. How to Rank Short Fiction Markets Now that you have a […]

Off to Ad Astra 2011

I’ll be leaving for Ad Astra, a Toronto SF convention, within the hour. Ad Astra was the first convention I had ever gone to in 2008, and I have been going every since where I have sat on and moderated panels. (See my schedule for this year.) I’m looking forward to seeing friends I don’t […]

How to Publish a Short Story: Know Your Markets

You’ve finished your edits to your short story and now it’s ready to to be published. If your a beginning—or even intermediate—writer, the question of where it can be published can be daunting. If you want to sell your story and not waste your time submitting to markets that are not interested in your stories, […]

Schedule for Ad Astra 2011

I received my schedule for Ad Astra 2011, an annual science fiction convention in Toronto, Ontario. This year, it will be taking place April 8 – 10 at the Toronto Don Valley Hotel & Suites. Full details can be found at Saturday 11:00 AM How to Survive Your First Convention Salon 343 Matt Moore, Diane Lacey […]

Great Review for My Short Story "Full Moon Hill"

Adam Shaftoe of Adam Shaftoe’s Page of Reviews has published a fabulous review of my short story “Full Moon Hill,” currently available on Lightning Flash Magazine (and was first published in On Spec magazine). The whole review reads like I paid my best friend to write it, but some highlights: With very few words, Full […]

How to Write Flash Fiction

Greetings to readers from Full Sail University! I see a lot of you are visiting this page. Is it part of a course? I’m very curious to know. Please leave a comment to let me know and suggest anything else you’d want to see. Thanks! -Matt Flash fiction—generally defined as stories 1,000 words or less—is […]

Please nominate me for Drabble of the Year

The Drabblecast is open (until tomorrow, sorry for he late notice) for Peoples Choice Award. You can nominate my drabble, “The Wall of Gloves,” and entering it in the comments of the forums. Thanks for your support.