Aspiring grad student Jacob Butlett holds an A.A. degree and a B.A. degree in Creative Writing. In 2012, he earned a Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards Gold Key for his short story “Dark Malice”. In 2017, he won the Bauerly-Roseliep Scholarship for excellence in literary studies and creative writing. In 2018, he received a Pushcart Prize nomination for his poem “The Hail.” His work has been published in many journals and magazines, including The MacGuffin, Panoply, Word Fountain, Gone Lawn, Lunch Ticket, Into the Void, and plain china.