As a writer, Mason Jones has produced both fiction and non-fiction works. His fiction has appeared in small-press magazines such as Enterruption, while his non-fiction has ranged from social commentary to a great deal of writings on music. He published the journal Ongaku Otaku, dedicated to exploring the Japanese independent music scene, and at present writes about music for Dusted Magazine online. He used to maintain the Japanese-music audio blog OngakuBlog, which is still available as an archive.


Ongaku Otaku magazine had four annual issues published. Its four issues covered a wide variety of music from Japan's independent music scene, from noise to psychedelic rock and punk. Interviews included KK Null, DemiSemiQuaver, Ningen Isu, Grind Orchestra, Ruins, MSBR, Kosokuya, Gaji, Otomo Yoshihide, Aube, Jojo Hiroshige (Hijokaidan/Alchemy Records), Omoide Hatoba, K2, and many more.

Japan Edge, published by Cadence/Viz Communications, includes a large section about Japanese noise written by Mason.

Other publications have included contributions to Morbid Curiosity magazine; Lend the Eye a Terrible Aspect, a book of essays and fiction; and more.