Laura Theis is an award-winning musician and writer. She grew up in a place in Germany where each street bears the name of a mythical creature or fairy tale character. Her short stories, songs, radio plays, and poetry have been broadcast and published in the UK, Ireland, Belgium, Germany, and the U.S.
Laura has gained a Distinction in the Mst Creative Writing at Oxford University (Keble College) as well as an MA in Theatre Studies, German and American Literature from LMU Munich.
She has been awarded the 2018 Hammond House International Literary Award for Poetry, the 2017 AM Heath Prize, and the 2018 Short Story Prize by Curtis Bausse. Her work has been shortlisted for the 2018 Yeovil Prize for Poetry, the 2019 and 2018 Live Canon International Poetry Awards, the 2019 Blue Nib Chapbook Award, the Brookes Poetry Prize as well as the 2018 Frome Festival Short Story Competition.
Her new work appears in Strange Horizons, Abyss & Apex, The London Reader,Rise Up Review, Animal, Visual Verse, Manawaker Studio's Flash Fiction Podcast, Nothing Substantial, About Place Journal, Rise Up Review, Enchanted Conversations, Briars Lit and in print anthologies from Live Canon, Hammond House, Curtis Bausse, Allitera, The Gloucestershire Poetry Society and Three Drops Press.
(a little selection of some of Laura's favourite things: tiny bookshops, enchanted forests, dusk, the sea, dog walks, fairy tale cottages, and being in front of microphones...)