Leah Browning's fourth chapbook of poetry, Out of Body, is now available from Dancing
Girl Press. The collection was released in March 2018 and features a cover photograph
by Elisa Imperi.
Orchard City, Browning's second chapbook of short fiction, was published by Hyacinth
Girl Press (with a cover design by Sarah Reck) in August 2017. "Longcase Clock," a
story from Orchard City, was reprinted in conjunction with Wigleaf's tenth birthday. The
story and a 2 1/2 Questions interview conducted by Wigleaf intern Haley Benson
appeared on April 8, 2018. Five excerpts from Orchard City—the stories "Orchard City,"
"Thunder," "Vintage Binoculars," "Drift," and "Longcase Clock"—were reprinted in The
Wardrobe's "Best Dressed" feature for the week of November 12-16, 2018. "What Are
You Waiting For?" was reprinted at FlashFiction.Net on December 11, 2018.
Browning's recent publications also include a poem, "Probabilities," in Belletrist
Magazine (April 2019); a short story, "White Flag," in Four Way Review (Fall 2018); a
short story, "Wax," in The Forge Literary Magazine (August 27, 2018); a pair of linked
short stories, "Savior" in Uproot (Spring 2018) and "Fugitive" in Wilderness House
Literary Review (Autumn 2018); a short story, "In the Air," in The Threepenny Review
(Winter 2018); a series of three short stories, "False Alarm," in Star 82 Review
(December 2017); a poem, "Vancouver-Beijing," in Poetry South (2017); a short story,
"Immolation," in Santa Fe Literary Review (2017); a short story, "Empty Nests," in Sliver
of Stone Magazine (October 2017); a short story, "Skin," in Valparaiso Fiction Review
(Summer 2017); a poem, "Peripheral Vision," in The Stillwater Review (2017); a short
story, "Going in to Put Away His Laundry," in Blue Fifth Review: Blue Five Notebook
Series (Summer 2017); a short story, "On Holiday," in Watershed Review (Spring 2017);
a short story, "Painted Ladies," in Helen Literary Magazine (Spring 2017); a poem,
"Alternate Interpretations," in Cordella Magazine (2017); two poems, "In Transit" and "In
the Meadow Next to the Rented House," in Freshwater Literary Journal (2017); 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,
"Nourishment," reprinted in Baby Blessings, an anthology from Andrews McMeel
Publishing (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) and reprinted in Angels Flight • literary west (May
13, 2017); a poem, "Charley Horse," in Clementine Unbound (October 2016); and a
short story, "Two Good Ears," in The Homestead Review (Fall 2016).
The Spring 2019 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 short nonfiction books for teens and pre-teens, all of which were
published by Capstone Press, and six chapbooks of poetry and fiction. Her most recent
poetry chapbooks include In the Chair Museum and Out of Body, which were published
by Dancing Girl Press in 2013 and 2018, respectively. Browning's second chapbook of
short fiction, Orchard City, was published by Hyacinth Girl Press in 2017.
Browning's fiction, poetry, essays, and articles have previously appeared in a variety of
publications including Newfound, Chagrin River Review, Queen's Quarterly, Coldnoon,
First Class Literary Magazine, Santa Ana River Review, Bluestem Magazine, Blood
Orange Review, Fiction Southeast, Waypoints, Bellows American Review, The Citron
Review, Corium Magazine, Per Contra, Halfway Down the Stairs, The Literary
Bohemian, The Blue Hour Magazine, Wigleaf, Storyscape Journal, Lime Hawk, GARO,
300 Days of Sun, Nebo, The Saint Ann's Review, Mud Season Review, Amygdala, and
Glassworks Magazine. Her work has been included in several anthologies including,
most recently, The Doll Collection from Terrapin Books and Nothing to Declare: A Guide
to the Flash Sequence from White Pine Press.
Her poems have also appeared on a broadside from Broadsided Press, on postcards
and bookmarks from the program Poetry Jumps Off the Shelf, in The Wardrobe, 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.
Her work is forthcoming in Souvenir Lit Journal, Communion, Sou'wester, and the
anthology 101 Jewish Poems for the Third Millennium.
In addition to writing, Leah Browning serves as editor of the Apple Valley Review, an
online literary journal. Each issue features a collection of poetry, short fiction, and
For a more detailed bio and a list of selected publications, please click here.
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