good news & publications (a little late).

My short story manuscript was recently named a finalist for both the 2017 Prairie Schooner Book Prize in fiction and the 2017 Katherine Anne Porter Prize.

Also, I have new publications out!

SmokeLong Quarterly published my flash fiction piece “Pulpo” (along with a flash interview) in Issue Fifty-Six, and both are available online. Read “Pulpo” here and the interview here.

My poem “For The Wife of Alexander Wood” came out in RHINO Poetry’s big, beautiful 2017 issue. See the cover here.

And December Magazine interviewed me for their website. It was my first time doing a phone interview, and we had a lot of fun. Read it here.




by Leigh Camacho Rourks

Leigh Camacho Rourks is the managing editor for Rougarou, a journal of literature and arts out of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where she is pursuing her PhD. This year, her short story “Moon Trees” was awarded the Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award and her story “Pinched Magnolias” received the Robert Watson Literary Review Prize in Fiction. Her work has appeared in a number of journals including Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, Pank, and Greensboro Review.

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