Leigh Stein is the author of the novel The Fallback Plan (Melville House, 2012), which made the “highbrow brilliant” quadrant of New York’s “Approval Matrix,” as well as a collection of poetry, Dispatch From the Future (Melville House, 2012), selected for Publishers Weekly’s Best Summer Books of 2012 list, in addition to the Rumpus Poetry Book Club. Her memoir, Land of Enchantment, is forthcoming in August as Plume's first-ever hardcover original.
Stein's nonfiction has appeared in Allure, BuzzFeed, Gawker, the Hairpin, the New York Times, and Slate, among others. Formerly an editorial staff member at the New Yorker, she currently lives outside New York City and is the executive director of the nonprofit organization Out of the Binders, which advances the careers of women and gender non-conforming writers through conferences called BinderCon. For her advocacy work, she has been called a “leading feminist” by the Washington Post, and honored as a “woman of influence” by New York Business Journal.
Her website is leighstein.tumblr.com.