Leah Browning's second chapbook of short fiction, Orchard City, is now available from
Hyacinth Girl Press. The collection was released in August 2017.
Her recent publications also include 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 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 a sequence of three short stories, reprinted as "Little Signs," in the
anthology Nothing to Declare: A Guide to the Flash Sequence (2016).
The Fall 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. Her second chapbook of 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 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 Panorama and in her fourth chapbook
of poetry, Out of Body, from Dancing 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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