Laura Schmitt

Laura Schmitt

Laura Schmitt is a writer and book lover based in Brooklyn. Originally from Green Bay, Wisconsin, she holds a B.A in Journalism and English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.F.A in Creative Writing from Hollins University, where she worked as a graduate assistant and J-Term teaching fellow. She was the First Place Winner of the 2022 Francine Ringold Award for New Writers, and her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in swamp pink (formerly Crazyhorse), Nimrod International Journal, Cream City Review, Grist Journal, The Boiler, GASHER, and Electric Literature. A 2023-2024 OZ Art Wire Fellow and 2023 Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference Albertina Tholakele Dube Scholar, she has also received support from the Tin House Winter Workshop, One Story Summer Writers’ Conference, Los Angeles Review of Books Publishing Workshop, Write On Door County Residency, and the Eudora Welty Foundation. Previously an indie bookseller at The Bookshop in Nashville, she is now an Editorial Assistant at Grove Atlantic.

PublicationsPublicationsAwardsAwardsCurrent ReadsCurrent Reads


Email me at

Follow me on Twitter at @LauraSchmitt_