Writer | Poet | Educator


JD Scott is the most recent winner of the Madeleine P. Plonsker Emerging Writer’s Residency Prize, selected by Lidia Yuknavitch, which will result in a debut short story collection published by Lake Forest College and distributed by Northwestern University. Scott’s debut poetry collection, Mask for Mask, is also forthcoming from New Rivers Press. Scott has authored two poetry chapbooks: FUNERALS & THRONES (Birds of Lace Press, 2013) and Night Errands (YellowJacket Press, 2012). Scott’s prose and poems has appeared in Denver Quarterly, Prairie Schooner, Indiana Review, Ninth Letter, Salt Hill, Sonora Review, The Pinch, Spoon River Poetry Review, and elsewhere. Work has also been featured in the Best American Experimental Writing and Best New Poets anthologies. 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 currently edits AADOREE, and in the past edited for Black Warrior Review, Joyland, and Moonshot. Scott is a Pisces, amateur perfumer, and in a co-dependent relationship with a cat named Faust.