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, White Knight Escort Service, You Don't Know Who You Are Until You've Gone Too Far, and Catawampus in Sweetgum County. 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 the coming-of-age genre with a dark twist.

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