Leigh Gallagher is a fiction writer from California. Her short stories have appeared in Salt Hill, CutBank, American Short Fiction and other journals. She received her MFA from the University of Michigan in 2011, where she was a Helen Zell Postgraduate Fellow and won a Hopwood Award. She's been a teaching writer for InsideOut Detroit and the Front Street Writers in Traverse City, Michigan, and a resident at the Lighthouse Works on Fishers Island and the Vermont Studio Center. She is based in Brooklyn, where she teaches English at the Pratt Institute and is at work on her first book.