The Mumpsimus is a personal blog created by me, Matthew Cheney, in 2003. For an overview of the blog's ever-changing identity over years, see the ten posts I wrote for the tenth anniversary in 2013. To scroll through more recent writings, take a look at the archive links and the Popular Posts list at the bottom of the page.

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Who am I?

In the 3rd person: 

Matthew Cheney’s debut collection, Blood: Stories, won the Hudson Prize and was published by Black Lawrence Press in March 2016.

His work has been published by Conjunctions, English Journal, One Story, Unstuck, Weird Tales, Web Conjunctions, Strange Horizons,Failbetter.com, Ideomancer, Pindeldyboz, Weird Fiction Review, Rain Taxi, Locus, and SF Site, among other places. He is the former series editor for the Best American Fantasy anthologies, and the co-editor, with Eric Schaller, of the occasional online magazine The Revelator.

He has taught English, Women’s Studies, and Communications & Media Studies at Plymouth State University, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Literature at the University of New Hampshire.

On Twitter: Melikhovo

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