He penned an important early appreciation of horror writer H.P. Lovecraft, "His Own Most Fantastic Creation: Howard Phillips Lovecraft" (1944). Another essay on Lovecraft, "Lovecraft as a Poet", first appeared in Rhode Island on Lovecraft (1945) and was reprinted elsewhere in a revised version as "A Parenthesis on Lovecraft as Poet." He corresponded with H. P. Lovecraft, and in 1950, advised J. Warren Thomas about a biographical thesis. He was editor of The Providence Journal and Evening Bulletin
Winfield Scott was primarily known for his journals. He published these as A Dirty Hand (1958). He corresponded with Ruth Lechlitner.