Katherine Scott Nelson

Writer

Fiction
Have You Seen Me. Chicago Center for Literature and Photography. 2011
Short Fiction
“Sierraville.” Whiskey Island, no. 64. 2014
“Winning the Tiger.” The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard, Topside Press. 2012
“Rita in Love.” Confrontation, no. 111. 2011
“Dad & the Diarybox.” Fiction at Work. 2011
Creative Nonfiction & Essays
“My Justice is Her Justice: toward a new vision of survivorhood.” make/shift, no. 11. 2012
anthologized in Queering Sexual Violence, ed. Jennifer Patterson. Magnus Books. 2016.
Awards
Hobart L. and Mary Kay Peer Fiction Prize, for “Internal Combustion.” 2016
Hobart L. and Mary Kay Peer Fiction Prize, for “What the Devil Said.” 2015
AWP Intro Award Nomination, for “What the Devil Said.” 2015
University of Illinois List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent By Their Students (Creative Writing). 2014
Lambda Literary Awards: Winner in Transgender Fiction, The Collection. 2013
Lambda Literary Awards: Finalist in Gay Debit Fiction and Bisexual Fiction for Have You Seen Me. 2011
Runner-up, Tobias Wolff Award in Fiction, for “Caretaker.” 2010
Education
MFA in Creative Writing, Fiction
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016
BA in English and Creative Writing
University of Wisconsin at Madison, 2005
Featured Interviews
Interview with Rebecca Kling, May 21, 2012. Discussed: expanding the conversation beyond “gay characters” vs. characters who “happen to be gay,” bad queer art, the It Gets Better project, and not being a genderqueer role model. This is still my favorite interview.
Interview with Sassafras Lowrey, May 22, 2012. Discussed: runaway teens, JT Leroy, storytelling, and the editing process.
Interview with Jason Fisk, May 23, 2012. Discussed: being an outlaw, the ecstatic and the sublime, the X-Men movies, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and the beauty of pus.