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New and Featured Titles


Among the Dead

“Unsettling.... Ligon’s is a convincing presentation of human nature. Nikki laments at one point, “We’d end up getting married … and I would shrink a little every year and lose pieces of myself until there’d be nothing left. But wasn’t that what happened to everyone?” Fear is what’s driven Nikki in the past, and now her past has caught up with her with a vengeance.”
—Foreword Reviews

Indian Giver

“Smelcer’s poems are for the taking, and he doesn’t want them back. They’re ours to keep with their satire, outrageously dark humor, and healing doses of pain.”
—Dale E. Seeds, Midwest Book Review Bookwatch

Girl Singer

"Carlon covers an unbelievable amount of ground in one novel…. Part jazz panegyric, part world history tour, altogether readable." --Kirkus

Trench Angel

"The novel's unfiltered lens reveals war's cost to the human psyche, the amorality of concentrated wealth, the cancer of racial and ethnic hatred, and the nearly unresolvable conflict between familial loyalty and moral responsibility."--Kirkus

Savage Mountain

“Smelcer clearly knows his way around Alaskan mountains.”
David Roberts, author of The Mountain of My Fear, etc.

Lonesome Trails

Like Hill’s superb debut, East of Denver (2014), this one isn’t really a crime novel, but it surely is a damn fine, if distinctly peculiar, country noir.

Going Anywhere Cover

"David Armstrong is a writer we've been waiting for, and Going Anywhere is a milestone collection."
—Douglas Unger


"A survival story, but one with a strong heart." —ForeWord

"A thought-provoking and moving coming-of-age story."
Publishers Weekly

"More psychological depth than Robinson Crusoe."—Frank McCourt 


"Gems of langage in English and in translation echoing across the globe." —Joseph Heithas, author of Poison Sonnets

Lone Wolves

“A beautiful and moving story of courage and love.”
Ray Bradbury

“Powerful, eloquent and fascinating, showcasing a vanishing way of life in rich detail.” —Kirkus 

Wonder Chamber

"Malloy demonstrates a real flair for weaving an engrossing historical puzzle into her mystery plot. Carefully assembling her story, she gently reels us in. [The] third series entry is perfect for readers craving an elaborate scheme." —Libraray Journal, starred review

Being Dead

“In prose that is unadorned yet fiercely affective, White conveys a true and solemn poignancy." -—ForeWord Reviews

"Jacob White can write!"
—Padgett Powell 

All Sins Forgiven by Charles Coe

"An immensely satisfying collection.”
—Andre Dubus III

A clear-eyed and insightful portrait of one man’s parents, by turns
tender, humorous, and hard-edged, deeply personal yet universal


"Each of these stories contributes to…an understanding of a community and the men and women trying to make their way within it. Learst writes of them with both clarity and compassion."


"Both very funny and disturbingly sad, this latest work weaves an ever more relaxed surface over an ever more acute set of questions.”
—Michael Springate, novelist, playwright, screenwriter

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News from Leapfrog Press

The 2016 Leapfrog Fiction Contest is now open for entries, and will run through May 1. See our contest page for details and to read about past winners. Read an interview with this year's finalist judge, Sara Pritchard, here.


The acclaimed literary journal from Leapfrog Press and Guernica Editions featuring the best short fiction from established authors.

Fall 2015 

Published semiannually, CROSSBORDER Vol. 3 no. 2 is available now! See the contents and excerpts from the stories of Vol. 3 no. 2 and of previous issues, and subscribe, here.


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Forthcoming Titles

Stealing Indians

August 2016

The Solace of Monsters

Fall 2016

The Gospel of Simon

Fall 2016

Stony River

Fall 2016

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