Leah Browning's recent publications include a short story, "My One and Only," in Thin Air
Online (January 6, 2021); a short story, "The Surrogate Wife," in The Petigru Review
(2020); a short story, "The Rain in Brussels," in Two Hawks Quarterly (Fall 2020); a
poem, "Birds of Paradise," in Oyster River Pages (September 2020); a short story,
"Quarantine of the Hothouse Roses," in Birdland Journal (Summer 2020); a short story,
"Rats (10.24.2016: p. 67)," in Funicular Magazine (Summer 2020); a short story,
"Nobody Wants Your Heirlooms," in Wilderness House Literary Review (Summer 2020);
a short story, "Years Later (Revision)," in River and South Review (Summer 2020); two
poems, "American Housewife" and "Suburban Dreams," in The Broadkill Review
(May/June 2020); a short story, "Porsche," in Boston Literary Magazine (June 2020); a
100-word story, "One-Night Stand," in Friday Flash Fiction (May 29, 2020); a short story,
"If the Orchid in Question Were a Pink and White Lady's Slipper," in Belle Ombre (March
2020); a short story, "Chappaquiddick," one of three finalists for the 2019 Julia Peterkin
Flash Fiction Contest, in South 85 Journal (Fall/Winter 2019); a short story, "Role-Play,"
in Every Pigeon (September 2019); 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); and a short
story, "In the Air," in The Threepenny Review (Winter 2018).
Her fourth chapbook of poetry, Out of Body, is 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.
The Fall 2020 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 Valparaiso Fiction Review, The Stillwater Review, Newfound,
Chagrin River Review, The Homestead Review, Queen's Quarterly, Random Sample
Review, Watershed Review, Superstition Review, Coldnoon, Clementine Unbound, First
Class Literary Magazine, Poetry South, Santa Fe Literary Review, 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, 300
Days of Sun, The Saint Ann's Review, Dime Show Review, Sliver of Stone Magazine,
Mud Season Review, Amygdala, Freshwater Literary Journal, and Glassworks
Magazine. Her work has been included in several anthologies including 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.
Poetry and fiction are forthcoming in Flock, The Blue Mountain Review, Harpur Palate,
The Ilanot Review, and the anthologies 101 Jewish Poems for the Third Millennium and
Lullabies and Confessions: Poetic Explorations of Parenting Across the Lifespan. In
January 2021, the foreword for 101 Jewish Poems for the Third Millennium was
published on the blog for Tikkun Magazine.
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
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