“Scott Sanders is the real deal.”– Ron Rash


*My story “Window to the Soul”, first published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, has been chosen as a finalist for the 2019 ITW Thriller Awards for Best Short Story.  The winner will be announced at a ceremony in New York City in July.

*My story “Waiting on Joe”, first published in Shooting Creek and Other Stories, has been selected for inclusion in Best American Mystery Stories 2018

*My essay “House for Sale by Owner”, first published in Zone 3 and included in Surviving Jersey, has been chosen as Notable in Best American Essays 2018It also received Special Mention honors for the 2019 Pushcart Prize.

Scott Loring Sanders is the author of two novels, The Hanging Woods and Gray Baby, a short story collection, Shooting Creek and Other Stories, and an essay collection/memoir, Surviving Jersey: Danger & Insanity in the Garden State.  He has published a variety of short stories and essays in magazines and journals ranging in scope from North American Review to Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine to Creative Nonfiction to Brevity, among many others.  His work has twice been included in Best American Mystery Stories and also Noted in Best American Essays. and The Pushcart Prize.

To listen to a Podcast with Scott called Why We Write, click here.