Matt’s editing transformed my literary puttering into a mature, marketable novel that was reviewed with real interest by four agents, and picked up by one. His critique, delivered with a punctuality rare in the writer’s world, cut to the heart of my book, and inspired me to write into the dark corners I’d been tiptoeing… Continue reading Seth Biderman, author of Ragers (forthcoming)

Seth Biderman, author of Ragers (forthcoming)

I thank my editor, Matt Ellis, who made the book what it is now and for helping me navigate the odysseys of writing.

Vicky Pinpin Feinstein, author of A Thousand Little Deaths

I am extremely indebted to Matt Ellis. His attentive, thoughtful editing during the final stages of this project is responsible for much of what is good about its writing.

Aaron Hunter, author of Authoring Hal Ashby

…thank you awesomely and massively for all.

Elizabeth Wurtzel, from the Acknowledgements page of bestseller Bitch

Ten years of work went into my first manuscript, and despite my efforts, I still hadn’t written the book I wanted to write. I knew I needed help, someone to point me towards the shore. Matt proved to be the beacon I was looking for. Matt offered to work in stages with me to explore… Continue reading Robert Colton, best-selling author

Robert Colton, best-selling author

As the publisher of New Europe Books, whose titles are distributed globally by Penguin Random House, it has been my honor to publish two remarkable, critically acclaimed novels by Matt Ellis in recent years–one of them destined to take its place among the classics of expatriate literature, the other a riveting, intelligent fantasy chronicling the… Continue reading Paul Olchvary, Publisher of New Europe Books

Paul Olchvary, Publisher of New Europe Books

Highly, highly recommended. When I sent my manuscript to Matt Henderson Ellis for a critique and feedback, I feared he’d come back to tell me that the story was broken, the writing was terrible and the characters lame. I worried about that because I believed it was all true. What I got back from Mr.… Continue reading Frank Freudberg, author of Baby Please Don’t Go

Frank Freudberg, author of Baby Please Don’t Go

“Meticulously imagined, Petra’s city is built on ancient layers of cultures and traditions, with magic woven into its fabric. . . .[A] remarkable and distinctive offering for devoted fantasy fans.”

Kirkus Reviews on Petra K

“A must for any contemporary literary fiction collection. Highly recommended.” 

Midwest Book Review on Keeping Bedlam at Bay in the Prague Cafe

More than just an editor, you have been a mentor to me and as is as much as possible given the constraints of distance, etc. a friend.

Todd Godwin, memoirist, creative mind behind Sprite’s “Obey Your Thirst” campaign