Andrew Jason Jacono is a writer, musician, and mountaineer based in Manhattan. He took up writing at a very early age, beginning with poetry and more recently experimenting with long-form fiction. To date, he has completed three novels and founded an online literary journal, called The Spotlong Review.
Andrew has received numerous honors from literary foundations, including the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. He graduated with degrees in English and French Studies from Wesleyan University, where he won the 2019 Herbert Lee Connelly Prize for nonfiction writing.
Andrew has published fiction and nonfiction in a wide range of literary journals, including Lunch Ticket, Cleaver Magazine, Maudlin House, Riggwelter Press, and Glassworks Magazine. He has also written for a number of popular websites, including Women Daily Magazine and The Stuff of Success, and regularly contributes to celebrated Medium publications such as P.S. I Love You and The Junction.
When he’s not writing, Andrew enjoys playing guitar, traveling the world, and attempting to climb all of the Seven Summits, the highest mountain on each continent, with his father. His experiences have brought him to places as close as Connecticut and as far as Bangkok, Thailand.
Andrew is passionate about philanthropy; at the age of thirteen, he founded a nonprofit organization, called T.H.A.I. (Through Healing All Indigent) Children, to fund for the cleft lip and palate surgeries of children around the world. To learn more about the cause, and perhaps to donate, click here.