Changing of the Guard

We are pleased to announce that Luke Daly is joining Leapfrog as our new acquisitions editor! Rebecca Schwab-Cuthbert, our former submissions guru, will remain at Leapfrog as an editor, but she is passing the rubber stamp on to Luke.

And now, a word from our newest member:

“Hello, authors.  I am pleased to accept the position of acquisitions editor from the talented and visionary Rebecca Schwab-Cuthbert.  Outside Leapfrog Press, I teach writing at SUNY Fredonia and Daemen College, and I’ve taught literature and other courses at several local schools.  Before teaching, I earned an MFA in creative writing from Minnesota State University at Mankato.  Currently, I am in love with a short story collection titled Nominal Cases, the debut and Black Lawrence Press prize winner by author Thomas Cotsonas.  As I teach creative writing, I am afforded the rare chance (and slightly dubious position) of requiring that large numbers of students buy books that I think they should buy, and Mr. Cotsonas’s book is one such book.  I admit it is fun, to like a book and immediately tell fifty people that they must buy it.  My favorite thing about teaching writing is seeing a beginning writer’s excitement when they write something that is better than they know how to write.  It happened to me as a younger man, and when I see it happening for others, it is a gift.
“This summer, Leapfrog Press asked me to consult for the Fiction Contest as a way to get to know the press and the type of authors it draws.  If it seemed like I was on line with the masthead, then I would take the position from the departing editor.  I reviewed several hundred manuscripts and knew right away–because of the glut of lively, original prose that I found there–that I wanted the job.  I am most excited to move from the contest into open submissions, to try to find the next Samuel Ligon or N. West Moss in our incoming submissions. “


More changes are in store in Leapfrog’s acquisitions department: we are now accepting submissions through Submittable! See our page here:

Using Submittable couldn’t be easier: simply create an account, visit our page, and click “Submit” to upload your manuscript. It’s more user-friendly and more secure than email submissions. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at