Leah Angstman is a historian and transplanted Midwesterner, unsure of what feels like home anymore. Her debut novel, Out Front the Following Sea, a look at King William’s War in a brutal 17th-century New England, will be released by Regal House Publishing in spring 2022. Leah is the recent winner of the Loudoun Library Foundation Poetry Award and Nantucket Directory Poetry Award, and is a two-time Top 10 Finalist for the Saluda River Prize for Poetry, judged once by South Carolina Poet Laureate Marjory Heath Wentworth and once by Ray McManus.

Her writing has been a recent placed finalist in the Cowles Book Prize from Southeast Missouri State University Press, Able Muse Book Award judged by author Charles Martin, Bevel Summers Prize for Short Fiction from Washington & Lee University, Pen 2 Paper Writing Competition in both poetry and fiction categories, Blue Bonnet Review Poetry Contest, Baltimore Science Fiction Society Poetry Contest, and West Coast Eisteddfod Poetry Competition. She has earned four Pushcart Prize nominations and a Best of the Net nomination.

Leah serves as editor-in-chief for Alternating Current Press and The Coil magazine; a fiction and nonfiction reviewer for Publishers Weekly; and a contributing editor, culture writer, and proofreader for Pacific Standard magazine. Her work has appeared in numerous journals, including Los Angeles Review of Books, The Rumpus, Tupelo Quarterly, Electric Literature, Midwestern Gothic, The Nashville Review, The Adirondack Review, Atticus Review, Slice Magazine, Pacific Standard, The Maine Review, and Shenandoah.

She is an appointed government advisory Vice Chair of a Colorado historical commission, an appointed liaison to a Colorado historic preservation commission, and a member of the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation, Ohio History Connection, Louisville (Colorado) History Foundation, and American Battlefield Trust. You can find her on social media as @leahangstman.




Archival Libraries
Some of Leah’s older chapbooks, pamphlets, zines, and archived writings can be found at the University of Buffalo Special Collections Poetry Library HERE; the Anchor Archive Zine Library in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, HERE; the Papercut Zine Library HERE; the Ohio State University Rare Books and Manuscripts Library as part of the Jim Leftwich Papers HERE; the Civic Media Center in Gainesville, Florida HERE; the Denver Zine Library HERE; the Pew Learning Center and Ellison Library of Warren Wilson College, Asheville, North Carolina, HERE; and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Special Library Collections HERE.