Leah Angstman

Leah Angstman is a transplanted Midwesterner, unsure what feels like home anymore. She has served as editor-in-chief of Alternating Current Press for two decades, bringing over 200 books by independent authors and poets into the small press (alternatingcurrentarts.com). She writes historical fiction, poetry, and plays; has had 20 chapbooks published; and has earned two Pushcart Prize nominations. Recently, she won the 2013 Nantucket Directory Poetry Contest and took Honorable Mentions in the 2013 Bevel Summers Prize for Short Fiction (Washington and Lee University), the 2013 Baltimore Science Fiction Society Poetry Contest, and the 2013 West Coast Eisteddfod Poetry Competition. Her work has appeared in numerous journals, including Suisun Valley Review, The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, and Shenandoah. She can be found at leahangstman.com.

The Orphan Train by Leah Angstman

  The train rattled through the dusk, the interior filled with black smoke that clung to Arthur’s lungs. No discernible shapes shown anymore along the horizon when he peered through the car slats. All he could imagine was that he was somewhere called Indiana, and that this Indiana was a […]