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 two poems, "Night in the NICU" and "Wind-
Up Bird," in Communion Arts Journal (June 2019); a short story, "Fever Dreams," in
Mojave River Review (Spring/Summer 2019); a short story, "90 Degrees, No A.C.," in
Sou'wester (Spring 2019); a short story, "A Hot Girl with a Bad Attitude," in Birdland
Journal (Spring 2019); 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); and a short
story, "Adrenaline," in Flash Flash Click (December 6, 2016) and reprinted in Angels
Flight • literary west (May 13, 2017).
The Fall 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, The Homestead Review,
Queen's Quarterly, Superstition Review, Coldnoon, Clementine Unbound, 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,
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
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, The Broadkill Review, Every Pigeon,
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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