Laura Jean Schneider

Fiction Writer

PO Box 7699
Ruidoso, NM 88355

Author's Bio

Peripatetic by habit, Laura Jean Schneider lives on a ranch outside of Ruidoso, New Mexico, which is pretty much in the middle of nowhere. She has a BA in English from Smith College and is an MFA candidate at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Schneider reviews literary magazines for The Review Review. She is Assistant Craft Blog Editor for The Tishman Review. She blogs about life on the ranch and other ponderings at Look for her bi-weekly web series, Ranch Diaries, at

Publications & Prizes

Unbridled (Red Dashboard LLC, 2014)
Journals: ,
Meat for Tea: The Valley Review
Montana Quarterly
The Writer
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Writing Tomorrow
Prizes won: 

Big Snowy Prize in Fiction, 2014
Second Runner up in the Tell It Strange Contest hosted by The Writer, 2014

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Once I Was Cool by Megan Stielstra, Almanac of the Dead by Leslie Silko

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Hinckley, MN
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Last update: Aug 24, 2015