Publications and So Forth


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 and if you choose to support, comment, or participate with it in any fashion. You’re awesome!

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

Already Published:

“The Future of Flirtation,” speculative fiction story in the Biketopia anthology, billed as “feminist bicycle science fiction,” Published September 2017 and Available NOW!!

“Blood on the Road,” a brutal horror story told from an abuser’s POV, appeared in Shotgun! Strange stories (sadly, a now-defunct publication by DeadLights magazine), January 2017

“Sentient Trees (shortened to “Trees” upon publication),” a 50-word Christmas horror story, on 50-Word Stories online

“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)

“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

“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.


I’ve not seen this one (after publication) yet . . . “Even if we never really touch,” Retro Future, Issue No. 1, June 2017 (subscribe to this pulp-fiction publication here)

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 ≈