Hi, i'm leigh

I'm the author of three books and I can help you finish yours. I work as a book coach and writing teacher, and I specialize in memoir. My next book, Self Care, is forthcoming from Penguin.

I'm the author of the novel The Fallback Plan, about a young woman who moves back home after graduation (New York magazine called it "highbrow brilliant"), a poetry collection called Dispatch from the Future that's been described as "Anne Sexton on Twitter" (Publisher's Weekly chose it for the Best Summer Books of 2012), and a memoir about young love, obsession, abuse, and loss called Land of Enchantment

From 2014—2017, I served as the cofounder and executive director of Out of the Binders/BinderCon, a nonprofit organization and conference for women and gender variant writers. Nearly 2,000 writers attended our first six conferences in NYC and LA, and our keynote speakers included Lisa Kudrow, Anna Quindlen, Claudia Rankine, Jill Abramson, Elif Batuman, Effie Brown, Leslie Jamison, Suki Kim, and Adrian Nicole LeBlanc. 

I've written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Yorker online, Allure, ELLEPoets & Writers, BuzzFeed, The Cut, Salon, and Slate. Click here for my clips.

Leigh Stein rhymes with Bee Spine.

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