Laura Marie Schmitt

Laura Marie Schmitt

Laura Marie Schmitt is a fiction writer from Wisconsin. She holds a BA in journalism and English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MFA in Creative Writing from Hollins University, where she worked as a graduate assistant and J-Term teaching fellow. She is the winner of the 2022 Francine Ringold Award for New Writers, the Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference 2021 Short Fiction Contest, judged by Chris Dennis, as well as the 2021 Andrew James Purdy Prize in Short Fiction, judged by Louise Marberg. Her work has received support from the Tin House Winter Workshop, Write On Door County Residency, and the Eudora Welty Foundation. She currently works as an editorial intern for Electric Literature and indie bookseller in East Nashville. She is at work on a collection of short stories and a novel.

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