Leigh Stein is a writer interested in what the internet is doing to our identities, relationships, and politics. Her fourth book, Self Care, a novel, is a dark satire about female cofounders of a wellness startup and women behaving badly on the internet, forthcoming from Penguin Books in summer 2020. Leigh is also the author of the memoir Land of Enchantment, the poetry collection Dispatch from the Future, and the novel The Fallback Plan. Her non-fiction writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Yorker online, Allure, ELLE, Poets & Writers, BuzzFeed, The Cut, Salon, and Slate.
As a teacher and book coach, Leigh has worked with hundreds of students and clients, helping women writers in particular give themselves permission to share their stories and take a seat at the table.
From 2014 – 2017, Leigh was cofounder and executive director of Out of the Binders/BinderCon, a feminist literary nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the careers of women and gender variant writers. Nearly 2,000 writers attended BinderCon events in NYC and LA, to hear speakers including Lisa Kudrow, Anna Quindlen, Claudia Rankine, Jill Abramson, Elif Batuman, Effie Brown, Leslie Jamison, Suki Kim, and Adrian Nicole LeBlanc. Leigh also moderated the private Facebook community of 40,000 writers.
Leigh is no longer on Facebook.