Jacob Little is a St. Louis native. He is currently a PhD candidate in Creative Nonfiction at Ohio University, and obtained his MFA in Poetry at Minnesota State University.
He is the Managing Editor of Brevity, and a founder and Consulting Editor of Profane. His career has included working at a zoo, Bath and Body Works, 5 different Blockbuster locations, a UPS warehouse, and a convenience store. He has been a custodian, a valet, a telemarketer, a maintenance man, a copywriter, a radio host, a cashier, and a luggage salesman, among other things. Now, he mostly just writes, edits, and teaches.
His writing has been published or is forthcoming in Yemassee, Crack the Spine, Split Lip Magazine, Word Riot, and DIAGRAM. He has been a runner-up in Black Warrior Review's 2014 Creative Nonfiction Contest, a finalist in the 2016 DIAGRAM Essay Contest, an honorable mention in The Loft's 2014 Mentor Series in Poetry, and his personal essay, "Pleasure," won Yemassee's 2015 Creative Nonfiction Contest.