- BA, history, Monmouth College MA, education, Stetson University MFA, creative writing, Southern Illinois University
- Melissa Scholes Young is a writer and a teacher. Her work has been published in The Atlantic, Washington Post, Ploughshares, Narrative, Poets & Writers, Brain, Child, Huffington Post, Poet Lore, and other literary journals. She is a Contributing Editor for Fiction Writers Review. In 2015, she was named a Bread Loaf Bakeless Camargo Fellow. Her novel, Flood, was published in 2017. She's also the Editor for an anthology of fiction by D.C. women titled Grace in Darkness.
Area of Expertise
contemporary literature, Mark Twain, writings in political violence, protest literature, writing in K-12
Young's work has been published in Narrative, Poets & Writers, Brain, Child, Huffington Post, and other literary journals. She is a Contributing Editor with Fiction Writers Review and has been nominated twice for Pushcart Prizes.