Leigh Gallagher is a writer from California. After completing her MFA in Fiction at the University of Michigan in 2011, she moved to Detroit as a Zell Fellow, and was subsequently a writer-in-residence for InsideOut Literary Arts, and at the Front Street Writers in Traverse City, Michigan. She’s taught writing at the Pratt Institute, the City University of New York, and the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, and has been awarded residencies at the Lighthouse Works, Wassaic Project, Ox-Bow, the Studios of Key West, and the Wurlitzer Foundation. In addition to publishing short stories in small journals, her more recent projects take an interest in collaboration and alternative modes of presentation. She currently lives on Detroit’s east side, where she's at work on her first book-length manuscript.