About Ben

Ben Shahon is the author of A Collection for No One to Read (Bottlecap Features, 2024). His work has appeared in a number of journals, including Taco Bell Quarterly, Bullshit Lit, The Daily Drunk, and others. He is the EIC of JAKE, holds an MFA in Fiction, and received BA’s in Philosophy and Creative Writing from Arizona State. Ben is surprised people keep letting him, but is currently at work on both short and long fiction on his way back to his hometown of Long Beach, CA.

Ben's fiction, often of an experimental/literary stripe, often tackles themes of youth, relationships, situational comedy, and existentialism. In nonfiction, Ben has also written criticism for film and TV, notably in his column Escape From Springfield for The Daily Drunk, which tackles the writing craft and cultural hitory of The Simpsons

Ben is also the primary editor behind JAKE, an online journal centering Anti-Literature. Ben is currently without literary representation, not that he's actively seeking any.

He also lists his unproduced screenplays on The Black List, and occasionally publishes additional nonfiction at https://medium.com/@benshahon.