Recent Publications and Awards

“Second Sight” The 33rd: An Anthology. Forthcoming (September 2022).

“Her Body Lines.” Philadelphia Stories. Forthcoming (Summer 2022).

“The Fertility Scan.” Schuylkill Valley Journal Online. April 2022.

“Second Sight.” Barren Magazine. April 2021

“Pittsburgh.” Macro Magazine. Volume 4, Spring 2021.

“Dispatch #046” SF Creative Writing Institute. December 2020.

“Running through Grief: A Mother’s Story.” She Can and She Did. August 2018.


Making of a Memoir. Write Now Philly. October 2022.


Finalist for the Southampton Review Nonfiction Award, 2020.

Shortlisted for the Eunice Williams Nonfiction Prize at Herstry Magazine, 2022.

Winner, Barren Magazine’s December Instagram Poetry Contest, 2021.

Photo credit: Bif Naked


Mele, Leah. Student-Writer Identity Through Invention. 2020, October. Indiana College English Association.

Mele, Leah. Community Healing- Applying Feminist Rhetoric to Pregnancy Loss. 2021, October. Conference on Community Writing.

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