Scott Manley Hadley is an internet-based writer, poet, blogger, vlogger, editor, rapper, anti-comedian, interviewer, dog owner AND MORE. He produces content that engages with sex, mental illness, love and physicality, and often asks the question: it is possible for a man to write about masculinity without sounding like a prick?

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In Video

On BBC3:

Reading some poems as part of Kevin Bateman’s We Can Break Inside The Other Consciousness:

Short film by Scott Manley Hadley, Sad Man On A Beach (after B. S. Johnson):

Huffington Post: ‘Going Bald Shouldn’t Be Something I Need To Be Ashamed Of’ [VLOG]

Much more can be found – including his 2017 web series, TotNTV – on Scott Manley Hadley’s YouTube channel.


Berfrois: ‘My Father, From A Distance’ [Essay]

Daedalus Magazine: ‘[stream]’ (raw) [Automatic Writing]

Huffington Post: ‘A Male Response To #MeToo (Probably A Few Days Late)’ [Blog]

Huffington Post: ‘Bald And Under Thirty: A Living Nightmare’ [Blog]

Huffington Post: ‘Bald And Under Thirty: Are You Gay Or Racist, Mate?’ [Blog]

Huffington Post: ‘Bald And Under Thirty: Hiding The Truth And Hiding From The Truth’ [Blog]

Huffington Post: ‘Bald Men: Another Victim of the Patriarchy’ [Satire]

Huffington Post: ‘Bald Men and Hairy Bodies’ [Blog]

Huffington Post: ‘Don’t Mock Mental Illness’ [Blog]

Huffington Post: ‘How Are Urinals Still A Thing?’ [Blog]

Huffington Post: ‘How It Feels To Stop Being Suicidal’ [Blog]

Huffington Post: ‘How Social Media Helped Me Fight Depression’ [Blog]

Huffington Post: ‘Men: Don’t Rape Women’ [Blog]

Huffington Post: ‘Super Mario Run: The Perfect Metaphor For Millennial Life’ [Blog]

Huffington Post: ‘This Summer I Accidentally Took A Holiday From The Internet’ [Blog]

Huffington Post: ‘Why Don’t We Talk About Our Erections? [Blog]

Huffington Post: ‘Why Feminism Is Good For Us Blokes’ [Blog]

Huffington Post: ‘Why I, Unhappily Bald, Embraced The Selfie’ [Blog]

Huffington Post: ‘Why We Need More Non-Sexualised Nudity’ [Blog]

Huffington Post: ‘Witnessing Street Harassment As A Straight Male’ [Blog]

Milk + Beans: ‘Sobriety As Taboo’ [Automatic Writing]

Medium: ‘How Are Ties Still A Thing?’ [Humour]

Medium: ‘Scott Manley Hadley Does Sports Writing’ [Sports Writing]

Metro: ‘I lied when friends asked me how I was. Their persistence stopped me from killing myself’ [Blog]

Metro: ‘My Label and Me: Bald’ [Blog]

Open Pen: ‘A Christmas Tree Like Any Other’ [Blog]

Open Pen: ‘Cuban Prostitutes’ [Fiction]

Open Pen: ‘Father Christmas and the Doctor-Dealer’ [Fiction]

Open Pen: ‘WANK’ [Fiction]

Queen Mob’s Tea House: ‘Herod Antipas’ [Fiction]

Queen Mob’s Tea House: ‘Mooch Big Man Now Mooch Honk Lines To Match’ [Automatic Writing]

Queen Mob’s Tea House: ‘New Super Mario Bros’ [Blog]

Queen Mob’s Tea House: ‘On Cocaine’ [Fiction]

Queen Mob’s Tea House: ‘Party’ [Fiction]

Queen Mob’s Tea House: ‘Poo and As (Like Q and As) #1’ [Interview]

Queen Mob’s Tea House: ‘Poo and As (Like Q and As) #2’ [Interview]

Queen Mob’s Tea House: ‘Robert the Dog’ [Fiction]

Queen Mob’s Tea House: ‘Simulating Cunnilingus On A Fried Egg Sandwich’ [Fiction]

Queen Mob’s Tea House: ‘Which Fictional Politician I Just Made Up Are You?’ [Satire]

RIC Journal: ‘Liquid’ [Fiction]

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: B.S. [Automatic Writing]*

The Selkie, ‘[stream]’ (edited version) [Automatic Writing]

*Archival copy on as no longer hosted on official website.



Bacchus We Want To (Coming Soon)


Pencast Episode 3: Reading some poems (final guest)

Inside of A Dog Episode 5: Chatting about poetry, Pierce Brosnan and poo

Losing The Plot Episode 34: Discussion of mental illness and literature

Losing The Plot Episode 53: On poetry, happiness and turning thirty


Daedalus Magazine: ‘Amsterdam’ (Video)

Here Comes Everyone: ‘London Bridge’

Open Pen: ‘Sex Tips For Literary Bad Boys’

Queen Mob’s Tea House: ‘Pooems’

Second-Hand Scott Manley Hadley

Broadly: ‘People Show Us Their ‘Revenge Dress’ Looks’

Huffington Post: ‘Prince William Shaves Hair: Four Men On Making The Tough Decision To Embrace Baldness’

Minor Literature[s]: ‘The Sauna Series – Scott Manley Hadley’ (with Fernando Sdrigotti)

Queen Mob’s Tea House: ‘Review of 2017’

Queen Mob’s Tea House: ‘Vlad Interviews Scott Manley Hadley’

Queerty: ‘Are You Racist? Gay? Or Both? This Guy’s Premature Baldness Has Led To A Lot Of Misunderstandings


Berfrois: Scenes From A Childhood by Jon Fosse

Berfrois: To The Back of Beyond by Peter Stamm

Minor Literature[s]: Burning Cities by Kai Aareleid (trans. Adam Cullen)

Minor Literature[s]: You Should Come With Me Now by M. John Harrison

Open Pen: Amsterdam Exposed by David Wienir

Open Pen: Forbidden Line by Paul Stanbridge

Open Pen: Happy Ending NOT Guaranteed by Liam Hogan

Open Pen: How The Light Gets In by Clare Fisher

Open Pen: Love Notes To Men Who Don’t Read by North Morgan

Open Pen: Moving Kings by Joshua Cohen

Open Pen: Nasty Women

Open Pen: Our Dreams Might Align by Dana Diehl

Open Pen: Quiet Flows The Una by Faruk Šehić

Open Pen: River by Esther Kinsky

Open Pen: Sealed by Naomi Booth

Open Pen: Signal Failure by Tom Jeffreys

Open Pen: The Arrival of Missives by Aliya Whiteley

Open Pen: The Shapes of Dogs’ Eyes by Harry Gallon

Open Pen: The Tragedy of Fidel Castro by João Cerqueira

Sabotage Reviews: Brief Instructions by Paul Luikart

Sabotage Reviews: Dreaming in Starlight by Philip Elliott

As Contributor

100 Haikus About Boris Becker’s Breakfast by Lewis Parker & Friends (Morbid Books, 2017), haikus pp?-pp?

BS Johnson Society Journal 3, peer reviewed academic essay: ‘Fuck All This Lying: The Effectiveness of B.S. Johnson’s Formal Experimentation in the Creation of A Readable Truth

In Translation

Huffington Post Greece: Φαλακρός και κάτω των 30 ετών: Ένας πραγματικός εφιάλτης

Huffington Post Korea: 30세 이하의 대머리는 악몽 같은 삶이다