Scott Garson

Scott Garson
Teaching Professor, Coordinator of Undergraduate Creative Writing
09 Tate Hall

MFA, George Mason University

Research and Teaching

Scott Garson is the author of a collection of stories, Is That You, John Wayne? (Queen’s Ferry Press, 2013), and a collection of microfictions, American Gymnopédies (expanded 2nd edition, The Lit Pub, 2012). His fiction has appeared in print or online in Electric Literature, Threepenny Review, American Short Fiction, Kenyon Review, Conjunctions, and many others. He’s the Editor of the multi-Pushcart-Prize-winning journal of flash fiction, Wigleaf. He leads the Wigleaf internship and teaches courses in Creative Writing and Writing & Rhetoric.

Awards and Honors

Best Small Fictions, Alternating Current Press, 2024

MU Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year, 2023

Best Microfiction, Pelekinesis Books, 2022

Best Microfiction, Pelekinesis Books, 2021

Best Microfiction, Pelekinesis Books, 2020

MU English Davidson Faculty Fellowship, 2020

Distinguished Story, Best American Short Stories, 2018

Best Small Fictions, Braddock Avenue Books, 2017

Selected Publications

“Old” and “Party,” hex (forthcoming)

“Mad Science,” HAD  (January 24, 2024)

“Reality Show” and “Case,” Gone Lawn (Fall/Winter, 2023)

“Body,” MoonPark Review (Fall, 2023)

“Okay,” The Cincinnati Review / miCRo (November 30, 2022)

“Ybeltrab,” The Journal (46.1; Fall, 2022) 

“Act Two,” “Trip,” and “Market,” Passages North  (No. 43; Spring, 2022)

“Five Fictions,” New World Writing (June, 2021)

“My Cat Gets Loose in the Steakhouse,” Craft  (May 29, 2020)

“Young Frankenstein,” anthologized in Teacher Voice (Malarkey Books, 2020)

“Nine Fictions,” Electric Literature  (December 16, 2019—Issue No. 95)

“Describe Your Goals,” Bat City Review (Issue 15; Winter, 2019)

“A True Place in the World,” Whiskey Island (Issue 71; Winter, 2019)

“Search Your Feelings,” Indiana Review (Volume 40; Number 1; Summer, 2018)

“West Seventh and Burn Hill Road,” Threepenny Review (Winter 2018; Issue 152)