Publications and Awards

TA-DA!!!  . . . UPDATED 26 NOVEMBER 2016

My award—and, indeed, my reward—is that you have visited my blog. So, in other words, this is an award-free zone, but I thank you for your noticing my writing.

In the meantime, here’s a list of my pertinent publications thus far, should you like to browse them.

Already Published:

“A Lotta Guts,” a futuristic drabble (100-word story), was first published online by The Drabble

“Love Offerings,” a microfiction literary piece about a dog, was first published online by 50-Word Stories

“Self-Reliant Animals,” a 53-word literary fiction story, was first published by Prime Number Magazine (July 2016).

“Three Days During the Contagion,” a speculative fiction short story of horror/science fiction, was first published by Infective INk online (June 2016).

ghost-gears-grimoires“Muzzling the Monster,” a steampunk-horror short story, was published in the Ghosts, Gears, and Grimoires anthology (October 2016). This anthology features a staggering 16 stories by (if I’m not mistaken) 16 different authors! Available on Kindle and in print now. Oodles of thanks to my editor, Rie Sheridan Rose, and all the fine folks at Mocha Memoirs Press. Do look them up to quench your literary palette, now, you hear?!

“Going Back Again,” a short literary fiction piece, published in moonShine Review  (summer 2016)

“Queen of the Realm of Things,” a creative nonfiction piece, first appeared in 52nd City literary magazine, under the pseudonym L.A. Ramsey (January 2007 print edition)


“Rhetoric of the Rural,” a literary nonfiction piece, first appeared in 52nd City literary magazine (April 2007 online edition), under the L.A. Ramsey nom de plume. NB: there’s a link there to my old blog, which is now an ex-parrot.


“Title TBA,” [not the actual title; that’s a little in flux] an apocalyptic short fiction piece upcoming in the Bikes in Space anthology (2017)

FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY BLEAK LITTLE HEART, a sincere thank-you to all my publishers, editors, fellow writers, and readers. I appreciate you all.

≈ Leigh Ward-Smith ≈