Leah Francesca Christianson is a writer and editor with roots in California and Minnesota. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in TriQuarterly, River Teeth, Split Lip Magazine, Bending Genres, Sundog Lit, and other publications. She earned a BA from UCLA and an MFA from Miami University, where she was editor-in-chief of Oxford Magazine. Her work has been nominated for awards including the Pushcart Prize, Fictions of the Midwest, Best of the Net, and has been supported by an Excellence in Teaching Fellowship at the Madeline Island School of the Arts and the Jordan Goodman prize.
She has served as a panelist for numerous creative writing awards, including Sun Yat-sen University's essay contest and Idaho Commission on the Arts Creative Writing fellowship. Formerly, she has worked as an journalist, a management consultant, and a bartender on a cruise ship. She teaches creative writing at The Loft Literary Center and is on the fiction staff for Split Lip Magazine.
Currently, Leah is interested in exploring how time affects memory, any and all music-related writing, and the intersection of humor and grief. She is working on a novel about a woman and her stepmother on a roadtrip across a climate-devastated America and is seeking representation.