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Hardy Jones

Hardy Jones holds an MFA from the University of Memphis in Creative Nonfiction and a Ph, D. in Fiction and American Literature from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He has published thirty pieces of creative nonfiction and short fiction in journals, and he has been awarded two grants. He is an online mentor in flash fiction, short stories, and nonfiction for the Dzanc Creative Writing Sessions as well as a reader for Memoir (and). He is on the Peer Review Board of the Louisiana Folk Life Journal. His novel Every Bitter Thing was published by Black Lawrence Press in 2010. His story “Snow” appeared in the 2009 Dogzplot Flash Fiction Anthology, and his story “Bunk Beds But No Chairs” was in The Best of Clapboard House Literary Journal in 2013. His stories “A New Bike for Little Mike” and “Visitin’ Cormierville” are forthcoming in the Southern Gothic e-anthology from New Lit Salon Press. He is the co-founder and Executive Editor of the online journal Cybersoleil ( He is the Guest Editor of an all prose issue (#44) of the online journal Sugar Mule, themed “Family Secrets” ( His memoir People of the Good God is forthcoming from Mongrel Empire Press. He is an Associate Professor of English and the Director of Creative Writing at Cameron University. His website is


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