Laura Schmitt Writes Fiction

Black and white photograph of Laura Schmitt

Laura 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

We’ll Meet in the Wilderness, New England Review (forthcoming in 2024)

First Person, The Pinch

Something with Wings, Indiana Review

Snow Mountain, New England Review
(Pushcart Prize nominee)

Evidence of GOD, The Florida Review

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

Happy Family Plan, Boulevard


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


Instagram: @schmittpod