Laura Schmitt holds a BA in journalism and English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MFA in Creative Writing from Hollins University.
She is the winner of the 2022 Francine Ringold Award for New Writers and the 2021 Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference Short Fiction Contest, and her stories appear or are forthcoming in Nimrod, Grist, and The Boiler. 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.
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