Matthew Fairchild lives in Southern California and is a graduate of the MFA program in Creative Writing at Chapman University. He is also one of the Founding Editors of Anastamos Interdisciplinary Journal. He loves space, both personal and outer, and hopes for a day when going to Mars can be more than a one-way trip.

Creative Writing


“Back Home” | Flint Hills Review | Summer 2018

The Funeral” | South 85 Journal | Summer 2018

“Waiting” | The Rush | Summer 2018

“The Control Group”Split Rock Review | Fall 2017

  • Nominated for Best of the Net

“Salvage”Halfway down the Stairs | Fall 2017

“The Alanis Morissette Autographed Headshot” | Cardinal Sins | Fall 2016


“The Theory of Everything” | Hawaii Pacific Review | Fall 2018

“Water on Mars” | Rivet | Winter 2017


“To My Not-So-Close Friend” | Salt Hill Journal | Spring 2019


“Book Review: The Short List of Certainties by Lois Roma-Deeley” | TAB: The Journal of Poetry and Poetics | Summer 2018

“Book Review: The Red Hijab by Bonnie Bolling” | TAB: The Journal of Poetry and Poetics | Spring 2018

“Play with Language: On Hannah Sanghee Park’s The Same Different” | The Library: Anastamos Interdisciplinary Journal | Summer 2017


“Mass Effect Andromeda: Comparing and Analyzing the Changes to the Franchise” | Gameumentary | Summer 2017


Anastamos Interdisciplinary Journal

Anastamos is a modern interdisciplinary journal. Each issue focuses on a single topic with diverse perspectives on the human experience, weaving together creative, scientific, philosophical, historical, and social perspectives on common shifting themes.

Through innovative publication we aim to set a defining example for scholars and professionals crossing the boundaries of their fields. We challenge and advocate for the distribution of material nurturing cross-disciplinary dialogue and debate that is personal and curiously human.