Jacob Aiello lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, dog and three cats. In the past ten years he has married the aforementioned wife, euthanized two dogs, passed a kidney stone, visited Kansas and amassed a collection of short fiction and creative nonfiction. Some of these stories have been published in or are forthcoming from Nailed Magazine, december, Big Lucks, Quarter After Eight, Spry, Knee-Jerk, Atlas & Alice, Vending Machine Press, Storm Cellar Quarterly, Pinball, Fiddleblack, Menacing Hedge, SmokeLong Quarterly, Litro Magazine, Drunk Monkeys, Storychord, and The Portland Review, among others.
He is currently also seeking publication for his short story collection as well as a collection of essays in progress.
In 2012 he cofounded Soft Show with Sunny Bleckinger, a bi-monthly experimental reading series that weds improvised live drawing with fiction and nonfiction read aloud by the authors. While waiting for our next show, you should check out Sunny’s amazing podcast The Staple, produced in collaboration with the Independent Publishing Resource Center.