Jonathan Penton founded Unlikely Stories in 1998 and has helmed it through its incarnations of Unlikely 2.0, the current Unlikely Stories: Episode IV, and the 2010 multimedia physical anthology Unlikely Stories of the Third Kind, along with the rest of its print subsidiary, Unlikely Books. He served as Assistant Editor for three Big Bridge annuals, served on the editorial board of Mezcla: Art and Writing from the Tumblewords Project and Banned in El Paso, and currently serves as Associate Editor for MadHat Press. His own poetry chapbooks are Last Chap (Vergin’ Press, 2004), Blood and Salsa and Painting Rust (Unlikely Books, 2006) and Prosthetic Gods (New Sins Press, 2008).
Over the past ten years, he has lived primarily in El Paso, Texas; Guerneville, California; Toledo, Ohio; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Atlanta, Georgia; and now resides in Lafayette, Louisiana, where he still enjoys making the crawdaddies hiss at him. His cat is an undocumented alien.