JD Scott is creating queer magical fiction & poems
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Thank you for stopping by! My name is JD Scott. I write stories & poems & sometimes also edit lit mags, hand-make zines, and brew perfumes on the side. I've been told my work is lyrical, experimental, literary, political, excessive, monstrous, Southern Gothic, Florida-af, fairy-tale-y, video-game-y, parabolic, meandering, teenaged, fabulist, occult, queer, absurdist, imagistic, and just kinda offbeat, tbh.

I've had my poems published in literary journals of renown (e.g.: Denver Quarterly, Prairie Schooner, Ninth Letter, Sonora Review, The PinchBest Experimental Writing anthology, Best New Poets anthology) and I have been awarded a number of accolades such as writer residencies (The Millay Colony, The Edward F. Albee Foundation, among others). I've also published two poetry chapbooks.

I'm also the tenth winner of the annual Madeleine P. Plonsker Emerging Writers Residency Prize, which will result in my debut short story collection coming out some time in 2019.

Your support will help me get to completing my first novel, my first short story collection, and my first book of poetry.

IMHO, there is some cross-over between my poetry & my fiction, but also that they are different beasts. Here's some more detailed info on each genre I write in to get a feel for my work:



FICTIONS & STORIES


Here's what my stories often have:

  • poetic language-driven prose
  • non-realist components (slipstream, speculation, fabulism, whatever you wanna call it)
  • generally longer word counts (I do write flash fiction too, but most of my work is long-form)
  • some experimental qualities, while still being pretty traditionally narrative
  • inquiries about identity, power, oppression, and existence—often in 1st person POV

Here's what some of my stories are about:

  • a florist-cum-perfumer boyfriend micro-doses his live-in boyfriend with poison to prevent the b.f. from ever leaving him
  • a campy gym bunny chops down a tree in the Garden of Eden and is later crucified upon it
  • a child of a hairdresser/witch joins a band of pirates, visits a fox shrine in Japan, and becomes a barback at a discothèque in Europe, all to escape their mother's legacy
  • a bratty 20-year-old deals with her waterlogged twin brother returning from the dead
  • the world exists as a single-interconnected shopping mall & a teen boy comes of age in it
  • a mother uses a magic scroll when her son texts her there's an active shooter on campus at his high school

POEMS POEMS POEMS


Here's some elements of my poems:

  • formal and textual experimentation
  • voice-driven & image-driven narratives
  • fantastic, biblical, occultish qualities
  • sad gay feelings

Here's some types of poems I write:

  • tarot poems (my second poetry chapbook was mostly Major Arcana poems)
  • persona poems, often in the form of the monstrous, the queer, and the mythic
  • ekphrastic poems (writing off of visual arts and other fine arts)
  • lyric poems about personal experiences with people, place, and myself

I am also working on a  NOVEL ("CDGC") about magical boys that you can learn about below!



I will be posting at least four times per month, five with the bonus category. My goal is to post once from each of the main four sections below to make up each month's worth of content:

①  THE VAULT ① — The vault contains published stories, flash fiction, & poems. My publications are scattered about online magazines, print magazines, chapbooks, zines, and anthologies, so this gathers them in one curated place for you. Occasionally there may be unpublished work from The Vault, but I consider anything from this category a finished, polished piece.

 DRAFTING TABLE ② — Straight from the drafting table: unpublished poems and stories (flash and long-form) that are freshly written. You get to see what new material I'm working on and working through. If I'm publishing a poem from The Vault, I'll try to share a story from the Drafting Table, just to get the genres varied.

POTPOURRI ③ — Much like the miscellany, catch-all category from Jeopardy, this is a sort of "chef's pick" containing anything of the above, but also might be fragments and an assorted brew of other genre work: visual poems, text experiments, nonfiction, plays, journal entries, personal ephemera, lists, playlists, or any sort of "other" thing. I'll most likely try to mix this up so it's varied from whatever I'm posting from The Vault + The Drafting Table that month.

CDGC ④ — CDGC is the code name for my in-progress first novel. If you're familiar with the magical girl genre (Sailor Moon, Madoka Magica) or Super Sentai shows (made famous by the Power Rangers in the U.S.), then you are familiar with some of the tropes I'm trying to engage with in my novel. CDGC is a coming-of-age magical boy (there are magical girls too, but they're ghosts—it's, uhh, complicated) novel set in the subtropics of Tampa. It's a concoction of lyrical literary fiction, YA genre, magical realism, and a swampy Southern Gothic—and also deals with themes of identity (sexuality, gender, race). The novel is very much so at a drafty, blueprint level with vignettes and chapters constantly moving around, but I will be posting a chapter once a month starting at the beginning. This is my first attempt at writing a novel, so it's very raw.

Book Talk ⑤ — This post category is for backers at the $3+ tier list. It contains micro-reviews & me just chatting about what I've been reading & what I recommend. Backers are always free to leave comments asking for topics, genres, or types of recommendations for future Book Talk posts.

Higher backer rewards require a postal address and include zines and home-made perfumes (please do not poison your lovers with these perfumes).
Tiers
Pledge $1 per month
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THANK YOU! You will have access to the four promised posts from each of the four categories that I share each month.
Pledge $3 per month
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ARCH-THANK-YOU! You will have access to the four promised posts from each of the four categories that I share each month PLUS a fifth bonus post category called Book Talk that only backers from this tier receive. I will post at least (1) Book Talk per month, but any other bonus posts beyond the promised 4 will be available to this tier.
Pledge $5 per month
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OMG IRL SWAG ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED. In addition to the five posts per month from the other tiers, you will also be snail-mailed any DIY zines or zapbooks (zine-chapbooks) I make during the course of that year, WHICH WILL BE AT LEAST ONE! Need to be subscribed for 4 months before 1st zine is sent.
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YOU ARE THE DREAMIEST ANGEL. In addition to the 5 posts and zines, I am an amateur perfumer on the side & I AM HOOKING YOU THE HECK UP. With this tier I will send you (2) perfumes in the mail each year (once every 6 months after you back this tier), which includes access to perfumes I've retired from my website. Most of my scents are gender-neutral but I can help you pick a more masc/fem scent depending on your tastes.
Thank you for stopping by! My name is JD Scott. I write stories & poems & sometimes also edit lit mags, hand-make zines, and brew perfumes on the side. I've been told my work is lyrical, experimental, literary, political, excessive, monstrous, Southern Gothic, Florida-af, fairy-tale-y, video-game-y, parabolic, meandering, teenaged, fabulist, occult, queer, absurdist, imagistic, and just kinda offbeat, tbh.

I've had my poems published in literary journals of renown (e.g.: Denver Quarterly, Prairie Schooner, Ninth Letter, Sonora Review, The PinchBest Experimental Writing anthology, Best New Poets anthology) and I have been awarded a number of accolades such as writer residencies (The Millay Colony, The Edward F. Albee Foundation, among others). I've also published two poetry chapbooks.

I'm also the tenth winner of the annual Madeleine P. Plonsker Emerging Writers Residency Prize, which will result in my debut short story collection coming out some time in 2019.

Your support will help me get to completing my first novel, my first short story collection, and my first book of poetry.

IMHO, there is some cross-over between my poetry & my fiction, but also that they are different beasts. Here's some more detailed info on each genre I write in to get a feel for my work:



FICTIONS & STORIES


Here's what my stories often have:

  • poetic language-driven prose
  • non-realist components (slipstream, speculation, fabulism, whatever you wanna call it)
  • generally longer word counts (I do write flash fiction too, but most of my work is long-form)
  • some experimental qualities, while still being pretty traditionally narrative
  • inquiries about identity, power, oppression, and existence—often in 1st person POV

Here's what some of my stories are about:

  • a florist-cum-perfumer boyfriend micro-doses his live-in boyfriend with poison to prevent the b.f. from ever leaving him
  • a campy gym bunny chops down a tree in the Garden of Eden and is later crucified upon it
  • a child of a hairdresser/witch joins a band of pirates, visits a fox shrine in Japan, and becomes a barback at a discothèque in Europe, all to escape their mother's legacy
  • a bratty 20-year-old deals with her waterlogged twin brother returning from the dead
  • the world exists as a single-interconnected shopping mall & a teen boy comes of age in it
  • a mother uses a magic scroll when her son texts her there's an active shooter on campus at his high school

POEMS POEMS POEMS


Here's some elements of my poems:

  • formal and textual experimentation
  • voice-driven & image-driven narratives
  • fantastic, biblical, occultish qualities
  • sad gay feelings

Here's some types of poems I write:

  • tarot poems (my second poetry chapbook was mostly Major Arcana poems)
  • persona poems, often in the form of the monstrous, the queer, and the mythic
  • ekphrastic poems (writing off of visual arts and other fine arts)
  • lyric poems about personal experiences with people, place, and myself

I am also working on a  NOVEL ("CDGC") about magical boys that you can learn about below!



I will be posting at least four times per month, five with the bonus category. My goal is to post once from each of the main four sections below to make up each month's worth of content:

①  THE VAULT ① — The vault contains published stories, flash fiction, & poems. My publications are scattered about online magazines, print magazines, chapbooks, zines, and anthologies, so this gathers them in one curated place for you. Occasionally there may be unpublished work from The Vault, but I consider anything from this category a finished, polished piece.

 DRAFTING TABLE ② — Straight from the drafting table: unpublished poems and stories (flash and long-form) that are freshly written. You get to see what new material I'm working on and working through. If I'm publishing a poem from The Vault, I'll try to share a story from the Drafting Table, just to get the genres varied.

POTPOURRI ③ — Much like the miscellany, catch-all category from Jeopardy, this is a sort of "chef's pick" containing anything of the above, but also might be fragments and an assorted brew of other genre work: visual poems, text experiments, nonfiction, plays, journal entries, personal ephemera, lists, playlists, or any sort of "other" thing. I'll most likely try to mix this up so it's varied from whatever I'm posting from The Vault + The Drafting Table that month.

CDGC ④ — CDGC is the code name for my in-progress first novel. If you're familiar with the magical girl genre (Sailor Moon, Madoka Magica) or Super Sentai shows (made famous by the Power Rangers in the U.S.), then you are familiar with some of the tropes I'm trying to engage with in my novel. CDGC is a coming-of-age magical boy (there are magical girls too, but they're ghosts—it's, uhh, complicated) novel set in the subtropics of Tampa. It's a concoction of lyrical literary fiction, YA genre, magical realism, and a swampy Southern Gothic—and also deals with themes of identity (sexuality, gender, race). The novel is very much so at a drafty, blueprint level with vignettes and chapters constantly moving around, but I will be posting a chapter once a month starting at the beginning. This is my first attempt at writing a novel, so it's very raw.

Book Talk ⑤ — This post category is for backers at the $3+ tier list. It contains micro-reviews & me just chatting about what I've been reading & what I recommend. Backers are always free to leave comments asking for topics, genres, or types of recommendations for future Book Talk posts.

Higher backer rewards require a postal address and include zines and home-made perfumes (please do not poison your lovers with these perfumes).

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Tiers
Pledge $1 per month
$1 or more per month
THANK YOU! You will have access to the four promised posts from each of the four categories that I share each month.
Pledge $3 per month
$3 or more per month
ARCH-THANK-YOU! You will have access to the four promised posts from each of the four categories that I share each month PLUS a fifth bonus post category called Book Talk that only backers from this tier receive. I will post at least (1) Book Talk per month, but any other bonus posts beyond the promised 4 will be available to this tier.
Pledge $5 per month
$5 or more per month
OMG IRL SWAG ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED. In addition to the five posts per month from the other tiers, you will also be snail-mailed any DIY zines or zapbooks (zine-chapbooks) I make during the course of that year, WHICH WILL BE AT LEAST ONE! Need to be subscribed for 4 months before 1st zine is sent.
Pledge $10 per month
$10 or more per month
YOU ARE THE DREAMIEST ANGEL. In addition to the 5 posts and zines, I am an amateur perfumer on the side & I AM HOOKING YOU THE HECK UP. With this tier I will send you (2) perfumes in the mail each year (once every 6 months after you back this tier), which includes access to perfumes I've retired from my website. Most of my scents are gender-neutral but I can help you pick a more masc/fem scent depending on your tastes.