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Melissa Scholes Young

Author's Bio

Melissa Scholes Young was born and raised in Hannibal, Missouri, Mark Twain’s beloved hometown, and she teaches writing at American University in Washington, D.C. She is a recovering high school English teacher and spent a few years teaching in Brazil. She earned an MFA in fiction at Southern Illinois University where she served as an assistant editor for Crab Orchard Review. She’s been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize.

Publications and Prizes

Brain, Child, Fiction Writers Review, Front Porch, Huffington Post, Literary Mama, Mandala Journal, Mothering Magazine, Narrative Magazine, New Madrid, New Plains Review, Ploughshares, Poets & Writers, Saw Palm, Sliver of Stone, Word Riot, Yalobusha Review

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Listing last updated: February 14, 2016

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