Barbara Scott is a Calgary fiction writer. Her first collection of short stories, The Quick, was selected for the Toronto Star's list for best books of 1999. Her work has been published in such literary magazines as Grain and Prairie Fire, and has been anthologized in Due West, Albert Re/Bound and several school texts. Scott has a BA and MA in English from the University of Calgary. She has taught various creative writing courses and workshops, and is also an award-winning editor of fiction and creative non-fiction.