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I’ve been INVITED to submit


Well, I must be doing something write – deliberate pun there, funny n’est ce pas? – because since I said at Christmas “This year I’m going to get published”, I have indeed been published and will in fact be published at least three more times now as well.

On top of that, I received an email INVITING me to submit to an invite-only anthology, because they like my writing and I’m one of their ‘favourite’ authors. Chuffed? Damn right! The project itself is Top Secret and I’d have to use my real-life bomb-making, hand-to-hand combat, marksman and knife fighting skills to kill you, your loved ones and even your acquaintances if I told you what it was about. Rest easy in that it’s 1) Truly unique 2) Features two things that are quite literally people’s favourite topics 3) bloody quirky.

Once I’ve finished my Steampunk Hunters story for a Dark Monocle submission, I shall be writing my little fingers off for this. Can’t bloody wait 🙂

About mattsylvester

Father of two beautiful daughters and married to the beautiful Karen, Matthew has been reading and writing fantasy and science fiction since he first read the Hobbit at the age of 7. Matthew was Features Editor, Technical Consultant and regular columnist for magazines such as ‘Fighters’, ‘Combat’, ‘TKD & Korean Martial Arts’ and ‘Traditional Karate’. These are the four leading martial arts magazines in the United Kingdom. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed 'Practical Taekwondo: Back to the Roots', which has been sold around the world. With regard to his martial arts background he has been studying martial arts since 1991. In 1995 he hosted Professor Rick Clark of the ADK and since then has been studying pressure points and their uses in the martial arts and on the street (initially as a Special Constable and as a Door Supervisor). All of this practical hands-on experience means that he is uniquely placed to write fight scenes that are not only plausible but some of which are based on personal or anecdotal experience. Matthew has had a number of short stories published by Fringe Works, KnightWatch Press, Anderfam Press and Emby Press.

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