Writer & Poet

Another world is seeping into our own. Encounter the dark, the difficult, and the inexplicable in poems and short stories by Richard Leis.

& Teacher

Crafting Fantastic and Imaginative Worlds

(Fall 2022 workshops now open for registration.)

Level 1 Workshop

Covers of books and magazines that include Richard Leis's writing, set next to each other in the background

Recent Publications

You discover everything around you is falling apart and breaking down, and then, so are you. The fraught relationship between parents and children. An unexpected escape opens up in the garage.

List of poets in Issue 11 of Impossible Archetype, to be released on 31 March 2022

“ad perficiendum”

Impossible Archetype
no. 11
31 Mar 2022

Adult Children anthology book cover against text background

“Pangaea Proxima,” “Panthalassa,” & “Juniper Tree, Boy and Bird”

Adult Children: Being One, Having One & What Goes In-Between
Wising Up Press
01 Jan 2022

“From Them Prostrate I Flee”

Stories We Tell After Midnight 3
Crone Girls Press
30 Oct 2021

And Coming Soon…

Apocalypses are personal and “ad perficiendum” was only the beginning.

Two new speculative poems.

One award-winning SF magazine.

Writing in Progress

Thank you for your support in June and July 2022 to help raise funds for the annual Clarion and Clarion West Writing Workshops!

In August, Richard will continue writing six flash fiction stories (up to 1500 words each).

Fundraising Goals

Clarion funds raised: $275 of $200
Clarion West funds raised: $50 of $200

Writing Goals

Flash fiction – Story 1 – 844 of 1500 words
Flash fiction – Story 2
Flash fiction – Story 3
Flash fiction – Story 4
Flash fiction – Story 5
Flash fiction – Story 6