A seventeen-year-old freelance writer and professional editor, Jake J. Johnson is not using a pseudonym. Starting to read at any early age, he built up college-level reading comprehension on a steady diet of imaginative SF and horror before entering high school. It was around this time that he discovered a talent for writing, and, shortly thereafter, another for editing.
He is rather disenchanted by novels which appear in English curricula, and much prefers newer, original stories created using recent media. For example, the interactive stories told through the video games “The Stanley Parable” and “Dear Esther”, the concept of the “light novel”, and the community-told story of “The Fear Mythos”. He much prefers looking to the future to studying the past.
His favorite novel is both Neal Stephenson’s “Snow Crash” and Lawrence Miles' "This Town Will Never Let Us Go", and his favorite short story is Isaac Asimov’s “The Last Question”.
His ultimate goal is to become an anthology and manuscript editor at ACE, ROC, TOR, or DAW. For now, he's content with gaining a hold on the world of publishing.
Where to find Jake Johnson online
Jake's Monthly- Slipstream Anthology
Throughout August, authors have blended stories and created literature for the next-to-last collection in Jake's Monthly, a monthly project dedicated to the best and most interesting genres in fiction.
This is the result.
Jake's Monthly- Magic Realism Anthology
(4.00 from 1 review)
Some of the best writers in the field have taken the time throughout July to write short fiction set around light, modern fantasy. This is result.
Jake's Monthly- Thriller Anthology
Some of the best writers in the field have taken the time to write gripping stories packed with suspense. This collection, the 8th volume in the ongoing series of Jake's Monthly, is the result.
Jake's Monthly- Locked-Room Mystery Anthology
This is the seventh volume in the ongoing project "Jake's Monthly". All throughout March, authors sent in seemingly-impossible mystery stories, from the contemporary to the western. This is the result.
Jake's Monthly- Bizarro Anthology
(4.00 from 1 review)
All through February, experienced authors wrote stories in the literary maelstrom of chaotic fun that is Bizarro. This is the result, which marks the halfway point for the project "Jake's Monthly".
Jake's Monthly- Punk Anthology
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
Throughout January, talented authors wrote stories encompassing the massive movement in science fiction known as Punk. This is the result.
Jake's Monthly- Science Fantasy Anthology
Throughout the magical month of December, great writers from around the web wrote stories which merged the scientific with the miraculous, and the fantastical with the rational. This is the result.
Jake's Monthly- Lovecraftian Horror Anthology
(1.00 from 1 review)
This is a collection of short stories inspired by the works of the twentieth-century horror writer, H.P. Lovecraft. These stories are all extremely diverse, covering nearly every aspect, from the terrifying to the comedic, of the man's work.
Jake's Monthly- Science Fiction Anthology
This is a collection of short stories fitting the theme of Science Fiction. It marks the beginning of the project Jake's Monthly, and contains work from experienced authors, award-winners, editors, and eager new voices. We hope you enjoy it.
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