Leah Johnson

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Leah Johnson is a writer, editor and eternal Midwesterner, currently moonlighting as a New Yorker.  Leah is a 2021 Lambda Literary Emerging Writers Fellow whose work has been published in BuzzFeed, Autostraddle, Catapult, and Electric Literature among others. Her debut YA novel, YOU SHOULD SEE ME IN A CROWN was an Indies Introduce and Junior Library Guild selection. Her sophomore novel, RISE TO THE SUN is forthcoming from Scholastic in 2021.

Stories

Cover Photo: And image of an optimistic and racially diverse team of young hockey players with their boyishly handsome coach
‘The Mighty Ducks’ Movies Taught Me How to Survive a Pandemic

I’ve found an unavoidable kinship with the Ducks. It could be, at least in my estimation, a quintessentially black American story.

May 19, 2020
Cover Photo: "So if I am a tender writer... then my poems should be everything that I am." by Leah Johnson
"So if I am a tender writer... then my poems should be everything that I am."

Leah Johnson interviews poet and classes instructor Angel Nafis on community, process, and writing in and outside of an MFA. (Even though advice is whack.)

Oct 23, 2018