Leah Browning's recent publications include a short story, "The Play," in Dime Show
Review (April 2017); a short story, "From a Distance, It Always Sounds Like Begging," in
Random Sample Review (March 21, 2017); a poem, "News," in Snapdragon: A Journal
of Art & Healing (Spring 2017); a poem, "Time Zones," from 8-West Press (December
19, 2016); a short story, "Small Kindness," in Superstition Review (Fall 2016); a short
story, "Adrenaline," in Flash Flash Click (December 6, 2016); a short story, "Friday Night
at the Mermaid Inn," in Newfound (Fall 2016); a poem, "Charley Horse," in Clementine
Unbound (October 2016); a short story, "Two Good Ears," in The Homestead Review
(Fall 2016); a poem, "Approaching the Intersection of Princess and Bath," in the
Dialogues section of Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (June 5, 2016); a short story, "Double
You," in Santa Ana River Review (Spring 2016); a short story, "We Know You By Your
Face," in A Bad Penny Review (May 2016); a short story, "Horse Girls," in GARO, an
online outpost of the Rocky Mountain Land Library (May 19, 2016); a short story,
"Tiebreakers," in Bellows American Review (April 6, 2016); a poem, "In the Chair
Museum," reprinted in The Doll Collection, an anthology edited by Diane Lockward
(2016); a short story, "Threads," in First Class Literary Magazine (March 18, 2016); the
first in a series of three short stories, "Elise in Italy," in Waypoints (March 2016), and the
third in the series, "Elise in Croatia," in LitroNY (May 31, 2015); a sequence of three
short stories, reprinted as "Little Signs," in the anthology Nothing to Declare: A Guide to
the Flash Sequence (2016); a poem, "Refrain," reprinted in The Literary Review
(February 3, 2016); and a short story, "5290 Bear Creek," in Wigleaf (December 1,
The Spring 2017 issue of the Apple Valley Review is available online.
A Brief Bio
Leah Browning has worked as a freelance writer and editor since 1995. She is the
author of three nonfiction books for teens and pre-teens: Babysitting Basics, Babysitting
Rules, and Sleepovers, all published by Capstone Press. Her first chapbook of poetry,
Making Love to the Same Man for Fifteen Years, was published by Big Table Publishing
in 2009. The second and third, Picking Cherries in the Española Valley and In the
Chair Museum, were published by Dancing Girl Press in 2010 and 2013, respectively.
Her first chapbook of short fiction, Things I Remember When I'm Sober, was released
by Silent Station Press in 2015.
Browning's fiction, poetry, essays, and articles have previously appeared in a variety of
publications including Chagrin River Review, Queen's Quarterly, 42opus, The Saint
Ann's Review, Bluestem Magazine, Blood Orange Review, Dressing Room Poetry
Journal, Fiction Southeast, The Citron Review, Corium Magazine, Per Contra, Halfway
Down the Stairs, The Literary Bohemian, The Blue Hour Magazine, Wigleaf, Storyscape
Journal, Lime Hawk, 300 Days of Sun, Nebo, Mud Season Review, Amygdala, and
Glassworks Magazine. Her fiction and poetry have also appeared on a broadside from
Broadsided Press, on postcards and bookmarks from the program Poetry Jumps Off
the Shelf, in The Wardrobe, in several anthologies, and with audio and video recordings
in The Poetry Storehouse. Nic Sebastian's short film for "There's Nothing," which first
appeared in The Poetry Storehouse, was the Poets & Writers Clip of the Day on July 10,
2014. Browning's poem "Any Day Now," which was originally published in Dressing
Room Poetry Journal and reprinted in The Poetry Storehouse and A Year of Being Here,
is also available on a printable broadside with original artwork by Sarah Browning.
Browning's poetry and fiction are forthcoming in Valparaiso Fiction Review, The
Stillwater Review, Cordella Magazine, Santa Fe Literary Review, Cape Fear Review,
Route 7 Review, Watershed Review, Helen Literary Magazine, and Freshwater; in Baby
Blessings, an anthology from Andrews McMeel Publishing; in her fourth chapbook of
poetry, Out of Body, from Dancing Girl Press; and in her second chapbook of fiction,
Orchard City, from Hyacinth Girl Press.
In addition to writing, Browning serves as editor of the Apple Valley Review, an online
literary journal. Each issue features a collection of poetry, short fiction, and essays.
For a more detailed bio and a list of selected publications, please click here.
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