Giselle Leeb has been published by Litro, Ambit, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Bare Fiction, Mslexia (guest judges: Ann VanderMeer, Nicci Gerrard), Riptide Journal, and other publications. She recently won the third prize for Short Fiction in the inaugural Aurora Poetry and Short Fiction competition, and has been placed in several other competitions. She grew up in South Africa and lives in Nottingham, UK. She works as a web developer when she is not writing.

Latest stories

Giselle’s short story, As You Follow, has won third Prize for Short Fiction in the inaugural Aurora Poetry and Short Fiction competition. You can read all the stories and poems here.

Short Stories


As You Follow – 3rd Prize Short Fiction, Aurora Poetry and Short Fiction competition, 28 April 2016.


Blank – Highly Commended, Manchester Fiction Prize 2015

The Yellow Sun – Litro Online, 1 December 2015

When you fell – Third place, Ambit Short Fiction Competition 2015, Ambit Issue 222

Ape Songs – Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, No. 33, July 2015

Even Birds Dream – Bare Fiction, Issue 5, April 2015

Moonlighter – The Queen’s Head, Issue 6, April 2015 (you can read it online here)


Are you cold, monkey? Are you cold? – Mslexia, Issue 61 (guest judge – Nicci Gerrard)

Crying under a bush – Riptide Journal, Volume 10

She’s wearing out our door – The Pygmy Giant – online

Lessons in love – Longlisted, HISSAC Short Story Competition 2014


Shortlisted, Mslexia Short Story Competition 2013

Moonlighter – Longlisted, HISSAC Short Story Competition 2013


Thin – Mslexia, Issue 53, (guest Judge, Ann VanderMeer)

The Scarlet Ape – Highly commended, The Global Short Story Competition


Mr Brahms – Wet Ink, Issue 21


Trust – Commended, Leaf Books Short Story Competition 2009, Message in the Bottle and Other Stories anthology

Read more about her publications here.