Cade Leebron is a disabled writer living in Columbus, OH. She holds a B.A. in Government from Wesleyan University and an M.F.A. in nonfiction from The Ohio State University. While at Ohio State, she served as Online & Art Editor for The Journal. Her work (nonfiction, fiction, poetry & photography) has appeared or is forthcoming in Brevity, Day One, The Boiler, Rattle, VIDA Review, South Carolina Review, Monstering, Electric Literature, Killjoy, The Establishment, American Literary Review, Inside Higher Ed, Partisan, Luna Luna Magazine, Bad Pony, HYSTERIA, Yemassee Journal, Vagabond City Lit, CAROUSEL, Millennial Pink, The Young Adult, Midway Journal, The Deaf Poets Society, Minola Review, The Manifest-Station, The James Franco Review and Qu: A Contemporary Literary Journal.
She is the founder and Managing Editor of the magazine Us For President. She co-hosts the podcast The Cold Take with Jackie Hedeman. Currently, she works in a finance position for a statewide political campaign in Ohio, and is working on a memoir and a collection of poetry.
She is the recipient of the 2015 Helen Earnhart Harley Creative Writing Fellowship in Nonfiction, the 2015 & 2016 Haidee Forsyth Burkhardt Award, and a 2016 Winchester Fellowship from Wesleyan University. In 2017 she was a semifinalist for Fear No Lit’s Submerging Writer Fellowship, and she now hosts an FNL series, Lit Pics. Cade is originally from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.