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 semi-finalist in the 2017 American Short Fiction Prize, an Honorable Mention in the 2016 Texas Observer Short Story Contest, and a finalist for Creative Nonfiction's "Learning from Nature" Contest.
He currently teaches English, Composition, and Rhetoric at the college-level, and is at work on an essay collection and a collaborative, serialized nonfiction podcast. His most recent work appears or is forthcoming in Clarkesworld, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Post Road, Ruminate, Scalawag Magazine, The Southern Review, and Wigleaf.