“The Journalist” nominated for Pushcart Prize

Ruminate Magazine nominated “The Journalist” for a 2015 Pushcart Prize, the “most honored literary project in America.” It’s an honor!


Story in Ruminate Magazine

My latest story, “The Journalist,” is in the most recent issue of Ruminate Magazine.


Check out the TOC here.

Restitution in Post-Production


I was recently in LA, shooting our new short film Restitution. It’s now in post-production, with a tentative release date of June 2015. Then it’s on to film festival submissions, where we hope to do as well, or better, as our last.

Trailer to come soon!

Screenwriting Collaboration

A video highlighting our short film collaborations last spring, which will be offered again as a part of English 381: Screenwriting.

Creative Writing in the Digital Age

Our new book is coming soon!


With a contributor’s list full of preeminent scholars in both Creative Writing Pedagogy and the Digital Humanities, this book is sure to help push our discipline forward into the 21st Century.

Follow Bloomsbury’s Twitter account (@BloomsburyLit) for updates.

Check back soon for pre-order information.

15 at the North Hollywood Cinefest

15 is in its 6th festival–and I will be there! April 10-13, in North Hollywood.

15 Minutes With Jacob at Festivals



Click here to view the trailer.

Click here for the official 15 website.

The script was also named a Finalist for the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards.

Check back for updates! In the meantime, follow 15MWJ on Facebook, or check out the official IMDB page.


New Stories Out

New stories out:

“Enforced Disappearance” in The Pinch Literary Journal, Issue 33.2

“Intimations of Chloe” in Hawai’i Review, vol. 78