JD Scott

Instructor & Writer
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JD Scott is the author of Moonflower, Nightshade, All the Hours of the Day (Lake Forest College Press, 2020), a debut short story collection which won the 2018 Madeleine P. Plonsker Emerging Writer’s Residency Prize. Moonflower, Nightshade, All the Hours of the Day was a finalist for both the 2020 Shirley Jackson Awards and the 2020 Foreword INDIES Awards—as well as being called one of “The Best Books of 2020” by Tor.com. Scott is also the author of the poetry collection, Mask for Mask (New Rivers Press, 2021) and two poetry chapbooks. Scott’s prose and poems has appeared in Denver Quarterly, Prairie Schooner, Indiana Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Ninth Letter, Salt Hill, Sonora Review, The Pinch, Spoon River Poetry Review, Mississippi Review, Cream City Review, Poetry Daily, and elsewhere. Other writing has been featured in the Best American Experimental Writing and Best New Poets anthologies. Scott’s accolades include being awarded a Lambda Emerging LGBTQ Voices fellowship, attending the Poetry Foundation’s inaugural Poetry Incubator, and being awarded residencies at the Millay Colony, the Edward F. Albee Foundation, and Writers at the Eyrie. Scott holds an MFA from the University of Alabama and is currently pursuing a PhD. They live in Providence, Rhode Island.

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