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Leah Browning is an American writer and editor. Her recent publications include a short story, “Ventilation,” in Necessary Fiction (March 31, 2021); a poem, “I Go Back in Time and Rescue My Mother,” reprinted in the anthology 101 Jewish Poems for the Third Millennium (2021); 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); and a short story, “Chappaquiddick,” one of three finalists for the 2019 Julia Peterkin Flash Fiction Contest, in South 85 Journal (Fall/Winter 2019). Browning has edited the Apple Valley Review, an online literary journal, since 2005. The Fall 2020 issue of the Apple Valley Review is available online.  


Orchard City

fiction by Leah Browning

Hyacinth Girl Press, 2017

Volume 15, Number 2

Out of Body

poetry by Leah Browning

Dancing Girl Press, 2018



Leah Browning is the author of three short nonfiction books and six chapbooks of poetry and fiction. Her second chapbook of short fiction, Orchard City, was published by Hyacinth Girl Press in 2017. Browning's 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 fiction, poetry, essays, and articles have previously appeared in a variety of publications including The Forge Literary MagazineFour Way ReviewThe Threepenny ReviewValparaiso Fiction Review, The Stillwater ReviewMojave River ReviewSouth 85 JournalThin Air MagazineThe Petigru ReviewBelle OmbreSuperstition Review, Oyster River Pages, The Broadkill ReviewNewfoundChagrin River ReviewWatershed ReviewRoute 7 ReviewRandom Sample Review, Poetry South, Clementine UnboundFirst Class Literary Magazine, Santa Ana River ReviewBluestem MagazineBlood Orange ReviewWaypoints, and Bellows American Review. 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. One of Nic Sebastian's short films from The Poetry Storehouse, which included a reading of Browning's poem "There's Nothing," 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 later reprinted in The Poetry Storehouse and A Year of Being Here, is 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, The Loch Raven Review, Parhelion Literary Magazine, and the anthology Lullabies and Confessions: Poetic Explorations of Parenting Across the Lifespan.

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 essays.  

For a more detailed bio and a list of selected publications, please visit the Bio page.  

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