Lee Varon is a clinical social worker, writer and editor.She received her MSW from Boston University and founded The Adoption Network, a counseling and consulting agency specializing in adoption. Her adoption work has been featured in various publications and media including The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, Adoptive Families magazine, Good Morning America, WHDH News, and People are Talking. Lifetime Cable News produced a special on her work with single adoptive parents.
Her articles and short stories have been published in various places including A & U AIDS Magazine, Atlanta Review, Cottonwood Magazine, Fox Cry Review, The Georgia Review, Hawaii Review, High Plains Literary Review, Ibbetson Street, Lumina, Milkweed Chronicle, Oyez Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Permafrost, Pleiades, Prick of the Spindle, RE:AL, River City, Sojourner, The Somerville Times, Soundings East, Southern Poetry Review, Studio One, and Writers Forum. Her poetry was nominated for a pushcart prize and in 2015 she won the Briar Cliff Review award for fiction. In 2017 Finishing Line Press published her chapbook, Affairs Run In The Family and in 2017 she won the Sunshot poetry prize for her book, Shot In The Head, published in 2018 by New Millennium Writings. In 2018 she co-edited Spare Change News Poems: An Anthology by Homeless People and Those Touched by Homelessness. She won the 2018 Encircle chapbook contest for her “Letters to a Pedophile” chapbook.