John Jodzio is a winner of the Loft-McKnight Fellowship and the author of the short story collections, Get In If You Want To Live (Paper Darts Press) and If You Lived Here You’d Already Be Home (Replacement Press).  His work has been featured in a variety of places including This American Life, McSweeney's, and One Story. He lives in Minneapolis. 

Recent Stories

⦿ Tin House
-- Sleepy Mom

⦿ The Rusty Toque
-- Ackerman Is Selling His Sex Chair For Ten Bucks

⦿ Altas Review

⦿ Cheap Pop
-- You're Gonna Blackmail The Pet Psychic

⦿ Vita.MN
-- Channing Tatum Doesn't Become Channing Tatum

⦿ Whiskey River
-- The Piss Test Place

⦿ Monkeybicycle
-- The Swear Jar

⦿ McSweeney's
-- My Roomba Won't Stop Boning My Geode




johnjodzio (at) yahoo.com


Thursday, February 12th
The Buoyant Sampler
Boom Island Brewing Company
2014 N Washington Ave #300
Minneapolis, MN, 7:00pm

Saturday, February 21st
Jerome Emerging Writer's Reading
The Loft Literary Center
1001 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 7:00pm




From Paper Darts Press

Get In If You Want To Live 

From bears hooked on sex outside the species, to hookers hooked on a neighbor’s bomb chili recipe, Jodzio shanghais readers in the course of only a few pages and sucks them into 19 different gonzo worlds. Each story is accompanied by a specially curated illustration by local and international artists. 

 “Get In If You Want to Live is full of genuine laughs for the LOL generation.  It's fantastical whimsy meets potty mouth, gutter mind brilliance with some beautifully twisted artwork to accompany poignantly filthy stories."
Kat George, Thought Catalog

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From Replacement Press

If You Lived Here You'd Already Be Home

If You Lived Here You'd Already Be Home is a world that feels at once alien and strangely familiar. In these 21 brief, funny stories, Jodzio documents his characters disappointment, frustration, and longing for a home that seems forever out of reach. 

"You may think you've read enough stories about penniless gay clowns who can't get over the loss of a dog, but—I assure you—you have not. John Jodzio is the best kind of modern fiction writer: a thematic traditionalist who feels totally new."
--Chuck Klosterman, Author of Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs 

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