Gray Scott's micro and speculative fiction earns industry accolades

Sept. 16, 2020 — DENTON — Gray Scott, Ph.D., TWU associate professor of English and self-described "writer of occasional truths and recreational falsehoods," is making a name for himself in micro and speculative fiction.

He was named one of three honorable mentions for the Speculative Literature Foundation's annual Older Writers Grant in August. The SLF is a widely respected patron of speculative literary arts, having earlier supported writing by Carmen Maria Machado, Daniel Jose Older and N.K. Jemisin.

A story Scott wrote with Wallace Cleaves, "A Parable of Things That Crawl and Fly" in Pulp Literature, was named a recommended story at Locus Magazine, the leading industry trade journal for speculative literature. 

A micro-story he wrote for 50-Word Stories, titled "I Point at the Shadows in Lieu of What I Dread," was selected by the site's editor for Story of the Month from among 62 stories published in August.

Scott also serves as Assistant Director of Academic Assessment at TWU. His stories have appeared in Nature, Hoot, Barrelhouse, and X-R-A-Y Literary Mag. Visit Scott's website, "Hemicyon," to read more of his work.

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