Laura Schmitt Writes Fiction

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Laura (she/her) is a multiracial writer with roots in Hawai’i and the Midwest. Her fiction can be found in the New England Review, The Pinch,  Boulevard, Indiana ReviewThe Florida Review, and elsewhere. She was a finalist for the New England Review‘s 2021 Award for Emerging Writers, received a 2019 Hedgebrook residency, and holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. Laura was born in Southern California and currently lives in Los Angeles, where she is at work on a novel and a collection of stories.

Published Work

First Person, The Pinch online, January 2022

An image of an open lotus blossom and leaves on water.
THE PINCH ONLINE

Something with Wings, Indiana Review

INDIANA REVIEW, VOL. 42, NO. 2, 2021

Snow Mountain, New England Review (available online)
(Pushcart Prize nominee)

image of the cover of The New England Review, Vol. 41/No. 2, 2020: a painting of London street at night.
NEW ENGLAND REVIEW, VOL. 4, NO. 2, 2020

Evidence of GOD, The Florida Review

image of the cover of The Florida Review, Volume 43, Number 1, 2019: a colorful collage.
THE FLORIDA REVIEW, VOL. 43, NO. 1, 2019

Amongst the Calphrygians, The Chaffin Journal
(Pushcart Prize nominee)

Image of the cover of The Chaffin Journal, a stylized map of the world.
THE CHAFFIN JOURNAL, 2019

Happy Family Plan, Boulevard

Image of the cover of Boulevard magazine, Nos. 71 and 72: a surreal illustration of two men discussing cakelike objects and two smaller men discussing or arguing over poultry carcasses
BOULEVARD, NOS. 71 & 72

Awards

Finalist, New England Review‘s 2021 Award for Emerging Writers
2019, Writer-in-Residence, Hedgebrook
Finalist, 2019 Artist-in-Residence, Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park
Willapa Bay Artist-in-Residence, 2019 (declined)

Contact

Instagram and Twitter: @schmittpod

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