Boston writer James Scott has a “pitch perfect” short story up this weekend at The Good Men Project.
Scott’s story, “One Pirate Year,” is about a son’s effort to understand his father, his father’s love of baseball.
GMP Fiction Editor Matthew Salesses, a Boston writer, selected the piece for this week’s Weekend Fiction.
Debut novel forthcoming
James Scott has just recently sold domestic and foreign rights to his debut novel, The Kept, to Harper. A January 2014 publication date is planned.
“Contributor to One Story, Ploughshares and elsewhere, James Scott’s gothic debut novel THE KEPT, set at the turn of the 20th century, about a midwife who returns to her isolated farmstead to find her family murdered, and sets out with her one remaining son to seek retribution from the men responsible, to Barry Harbaugh at Harper, at auction, (Iris Tupholme will publish at Harper Canada), by PJ Mark at Janklow & Nesbit (NA). UK rights to Sarah Norman at Hutchinson, at auction.”
— via Historical Editorial
James Scott bio:
His short fiction can be found in One Story, Ploughshares, Post Road, and American Short Fiction, among other places. James has received awards from Yaddo, VCCA, St. Botolph’s Club, the Millay Colony, the Wesleyan Writers’ Conference, the New York State Summer Writers’ Institute, and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Currently, James is an issue editor for One Story, teaches workshops for Grub Street, Inc., and writes for a music magazine.