Matt Jones is a recent graduate of The University of Alabama's MFA Program in Creative Writing. He received his B.A. from St. Edward's University and is originally from Houston, TX. He has been the recipient of scholarships to the River Teeth Nonfiction Conference and the Wesleyan Writers Conference. His work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and two Best of the Net Awards. His pieces have also been selected as a finalist for Creative Nonfiction's "Learning from Nature" Contest and Honorable Mention in the 2016 Texas Observer Short Story Contest.
He currently teaches English, Composition, and Rhetoric at the college-level, and is at work on a collaborative, serialized nonfiction podcast, a short story collection, and a novel set in upstate New York. His most recent work appears or is forthcoming in The Atlantic, Clarkesworld, Post Road, Penny Magazine, and Wigleaf.