Melissa Scholes Young

American University4400 Massachusetts Avenue, DC 20016-8047
Phone: 
202-885-6523
Website: 
www.melissasyoung.com

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

Journal

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

More Information

Listed as:
Gives readings? 
Yes
Travels for readings? 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Hannibal, MO
Raised in: 
Hannibal, MO

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Listing last updated: May 22, 2014.

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