Editor's Profile

Tennessee Jones

Tennessee Jones is a freelance editorial consultant and a former fiction and non-fiction editor at Soft Skull Press. He is the author of the Lambda Award-nominated short-story collection Deliver Me From Nowhere, and the recipient of fellowships from the Jacob K. Javits and Christopher Isherwood Foundations. He was the George Bennett Fellow (Writer in Residence) at Phillips Exeter Academy and the Philip Roth Writer in Residence at Bucknell University, and a finalist for the 2016 Creative Capital Award in Fiction.

Some of Tennessee’s work as an editorial consultant includes Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of Your Fist by Sunil Yapa, which was named Most Anticipated Book of 2016 by Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, TIME, Huffington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Buzzfeed, San Francisco Chronicle, and TheMillions, and The Big Fear by Andrew Case. This debut crime thriller garnered a multiple book deal for the new Hollow City Series. His fiction titles at Soft Skull Press include Jane: A Murder by Maggie Nelson, Branwell by Douglas A. Martin, Choir Boy by Charlie Anders, and Tear Down the Mountain by Roger Alan Skipper.

Tennessee’s non-fiction titles include That’s Revolting: Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation, ed. Matilda Bernstein Sycamore and Confronting Capitalism: Dispatches from a Global Movement, eds. Daniel Burton-Rose, Eddie Yuen, and George Katsiaficas.

He has a passion for literary fiction, LGBTQ, crime, poetry, and anthology. Please scroll down to view his select booklist.