Recent Publications and Awards

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


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

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

Photo credit: Bif Naked

Finalist in The Southampton Review Nonfiction Prize, 2020


An Interview with Drexel for Student Stories


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.