About

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I’m a writer and editor originally from Syracuse, New York, currently based in Latin America.

I started this blog in April of 2012 and it currently serves as an online portfolio for my work. I’m mainly known as the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Terror House Press, an independent literary publisher and magazine. In the past, I’ve written for and edited numerous websites and published several books, most of which are out of print. In addition to my work at Terror House, I also work as a freelance writer and editor; if you’re interested in hiring me, you can find out more here.

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You can also sign up for my mailing list via the form at the bottom of the page.

My work at Terror House Magazine (a division of Terror House Press) can be found here. I also co-host Terror House Radioa weekly podcast.

FAQ

Feel free to send me an email if your question is not answered here.

What happened to your books?

I’ve removed all of my self-published books from sale because I think they’re inferior and I’m not interested in giving self-improvement/money-making/travel advice anymore. Any future books I write will be of a literary bent and be published through Terror House Press or another small press.

I’m looking for an old blog post/video/podcast of yours that you deleted. Can you send it to me?

No. I’ve removed many of my old articles because I either no longer believe in the views I expressed or because I wrote them with the intent of trolling/making people mad instead of out of deeply-held conviction. I’m tired of being harangued for things I said in my early twenties. Some of my old work might appear in a book in the future, but I can’t make any promises.

I’m going to the Philippines. Can you give me advice on meeting women/places to visit/etc.?

I haven’t been to the Philippines since 2014 and know nothing about what it’s like now. I don’t understand why I’m so closely associated with the Philippines given that I’ve lived in a number of other countries (Hungary, Georgia, Albania, Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina) for longer than the Philippines. But I hope you have a fun trip!

Why don’t you blog/stream/podcast much anymore?

I’ve lost interest in writing about self-improvement, politics, and the other topics I used to focus on, and I also have a real job now on top of my Terror House duties, so I don’t have time for blogging anymore. My future work will primarily be at Terror House Press, not here.

Why aren’t you on Twitter/Facebook/other social media platforms?

I was banned from Twitter in 2016 and Facebook in 2019. I deleted my Instagram profile in 2018. The only social media I have is a public Telegram channel; any other social media profiles are imposters. Social media is cancer and I can’t wait for it to implode. I’m old enough to remember the pre-MySpace era and discourse on the Internet was much higher when people had to build their own websites and write articles/blog posts instead of whamming Like icons on a digital Skinner box.

I just read something you wrote about women/gays/Indian women/whatever and I demand you take it down/apologize!

Whatever you read, it’s years-old at this point, I probably don’t believe in it anymore, and I’m not interested in indulging your self-aggrandizing, contrived rage over something I did in my early twenties. Get a hobby. Also, if the article you read was on any site aside from this one, Terror House Press, or Terror House Magazine, I can’t take it down, so you’re just gonna have to deal.

Someone you’re friends with/was associated with at some point said/did something I don’t like! Will you disavow them?

I’m not responsible for what other people do. Go talk to them if you’re mad about it. They’ll probably laugh at you.

I’m a journalist working for a big media organization! How can I contact you?

I don’t talk to journalists. Get a real job.

Contact Information/Email

You can email me at mattforney [at] protonmail [dot] com.