About Laura Maylene Walter

Laura Maylene Walter is the author of the short story collection Living Arrangements (BkMk Press, 2011), and her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in the Kenyon Review, The Sun, Poets & Writers, Michigan Quarterly Review, Tampa Review, Portland Review, Notre Dame Review, and elsewhere. She was a Tin House Scholar, the recipient of the Ohioana Walter Rumsey Marvin Grant, and served as a past fiction editor of Mid-American Review.

Saying No

It’s a holdover from my time spent working as a full-time freelancer after the MFA: the deep struggle of saying “no” to new freelance work. But sometimes, it’s necessary. In…

Book Tourist

You don’t have to travel to exotic locations to be a proper book tourist. Take my recent visit to a used bookstore in Sherman, New York, or the rack of…

Under the Surface

My maternal grandfather was a coal miner. The job killed him, or at least I once believed it did based on the shaky family lore I heard as a child.…

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