Leah’s Library of Fiction

My Writing Roots:

I have published the following stories:

Accolades and Awards

  • Pushcart Prize Nominee for The Family Blend featured in Crack the Spine
  • Gold Writer Award for Spooning featured in Art Ascent
  • Adelaide Short Story Anthology 2020, Four Finalist pieces:
    • How to Make Waffles Like Mom
    • Peanut Butter Incubus
    • Period. Pizza. Poltergeist.
    • Itinerant Nun in a Yellow Jalopy
  • Secret Attic Contest Finalist for Most Marriages Performed
  • Won Two Sisters Publishing Contest for Best Short Story: Sticker Shock
  • Recipient of Institute for Women and Gender Studies: Creative Writing Award for Somebody Else in Kentucky
  • Best of the Net 2020 nominee for Bi-Trekkie
  • Short list in the Strands International Flash Fiction Competition for The Well-Heeled Woman

Published by Leah Holbrook Sackett

Leah Holbrook Sackett's published books include her novella Raising St. Elisabeth, and short story collections Swimming Middle River and White Knight Escort Service. Additionally, she has a third collection, Catawampus in Sweetgum County, scheduled for publication in spring 2022. Leah was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and over 75 of Leah's stories have appeared in literary journals. She is an adjunct lecturer in English at the University of Missouri - St. Louis, where she earned her M.F.A. Leah's stories explore journeys toward autonomy and the boundaries placed on the individual.

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