Other literary forms
Although Madison Jones is known primarily as a novelist, he has also published short stories and literary criticism. The stories have appeared in journals such as Perspective and, more important, the Sewanee Review, which figured prominently in his early career. His story “Dog Days” was included by Martha Foley in her collection The Best American Short Stories of 1953. Two years earlier, Foley listed Jones’s 1951 story “The Homecoming” on her Roll of Honor. A collection of his short fiction, Season of the Strangler, was published in 1982. His critical works and reviews have appeared in such periodicals as the Mississippi Quarterly, the South Atlantic Quarterly, The Washington Post, and The New York Times Book Review.