MATTHEW SALESSES is the author of The Hundred-Year Flood, forthcoming from Little A/Amazon Publishing in September 2015. His other books include I’m Not Saying, I’m Just Saying (a novel in flash, Civil Coping Mechanisms), The Last Repatriate (a novella, Nouvella), Different Racisms (essays, Thought Catalog Books), and Our Island of Epidemics (a chapbook, [PANK] Little Books). In November 2015, Gazillion Strong will serialize his illustrated Korean drama/novel, Marked, which can be supported on Patreon.
Matthew was adopted from Korea at age two. He has written about adoption, race, and parenting for NPR’s Code Switch, The New York Times Motherlode blog, Salon, The Toast, the Center for Asian American Media, Hyphen, The Rumpus, and The Good Men Project. His fiction has appeared in Glimmer Train, American Short Fiction, Witness, West Branch, PEN/Guernica, and many others.
Matthew has received awards and fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Glimmer Train, Mid-American Review, [PANK], HTMLGIANT, IMPAC, Inprint, and elsewhere. He did his MFA at Emerson College, where he edited Redivider Journal, and he is currently a Cambor Fellow and Ph.D. candidate in Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Houston.
Matthew serves as Insight Editor for The Offing, Online Fiction Editor for Gulf Coast, and Fiction Editor for The Good Men Project. He teaches creative writing for Inprint, Writespace, and Grub Street, both in the classroom and online, and he is available for private editing and book consultations.