Leigh Briar lives and writes on Gadigal/Bidjigal Land. Her current Honours thesis in creative writing explores the evolving representation of transgender narratives in YA fiction. In 2021 her short story ‘Entirely Perfect in (Almost) Every Way’ was highly commended in the Feast Festival Short Story Competition. ‘Last Call’, a collaborative short story anthology produced by the Flinders creative writing class of 2021 and featuring Leigh’s story ‘Dreams in the Deep’ is due to be published late 2022 by Glimmer Press.

Leigh acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which she works, the Bidjigal and Gadigal Clans. She pays her respects to the land’s first storytellers, Elders past, present, and emerging, and thanks them and all First Nations communities for sharing their lands, which were never ceded, their language, and their stories.


You can reach me by email at or via any of my social media accounts at @leighbriarbooks

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