Matt Jones has an MFA in creative writing from the University of Alabama. His prose has appeared in the Atlantic, the Southern Review, New England Review, the Threepenny Review, Post Road, Chicago Tribune, and various other publications. His short story "The Changeling" was selected as a distinguished story in the Best American Short Stories 2018 anthology edited by Roxane Gay. His essay "No Heart, No Moon" was included in the Best American Science and Nature Writing 2019 anthology edited by Sy Montgomery. He has received support from the Ohio Arts Council, Vermont Studio Center, Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, and the Leopold Writing Foundation. He is the current emerging writer in residence at Penn State Altoona.