Richard Scott Larson is a fiction writer and critic. He holds an MFA in Fiction from NYU, which he earned at the Writers Workshop in Paris, and his short stories have recently appeared in failbetter, Hobart, Joyland, Wigleaf, Booth, and other journals, as well as the anthology Beyond Binary, which was a Lambda Literary Award finalist. His fiction has also been reprinted twice in Wilde Stories: The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction. As a critic, his work has appeared regularly in venues such as Publishers Weekly, Slant Magazine, and Strange Horizons. He was the Assistant Editor of the "Queers Destroy Fantasy!" issue of Lightspeed Magazine and he also frequently judges fiction contests for NYC Midnight. Born and raised in St. Louis, MO, he now lives in Brooklyn and works for the Expository Writing Program at NYU. He's currently writing a novel about queer boys and their mothers.