Creative Writing



Laura Eppinger is a Pushcart-nominated writer of fiction, poetry and essay. She graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA in 2008 with a degree in Journalism, and she's been writing creatively ever since. She's the blog editor at Newfound Journal.

Check out a writer profile of Laura at Spank the Carp.

 Recent Publications Include:

Yanagihara’s A Little Life and impulse control 

Being a writer makes me a bad Buddhist

Essay at Dime Show Review: The Cost of Light

Meet the Wizard: Thomas Edison’s Long Shadow in Menlo Park, NJ 

August is about bodies

 Home: A Photo Essay

Misfit Doc at Queen Mobs Tea House: Sorry for Abandoning You on the Lease After We Watched All Of "Girls" Together

July 2017: Short story "Archivist's Time Log"  in Westchester Review #9

Poem: The Ballad of Mileva Einstein at Anti-Heroin Chic

A Case For Reading Outside Your Genre, Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Book Review: A Tale of Two Flânueses : We want more history and less Lauren Elkin

Six Rules for AWP

A poem in New Theory #3

Anne Rice is Your Ex You Need To De-Friend on Facebook

The Personal, the Political, and Being a Woman at Work

Review of devorah major's "and then we became"

Fakes and Masquerades in New Orleans

Literature and the Darkest Desires of Girls

Short Fiction: Five Issues That Didn't Get Resolved When We Turned into Vampires

Writing is my ritual. My desk is my altar.

The real danger of Harry Potter has nothing to do with witchcraft.

A review of short story collection "Heartbreaker" by Maryse Meijer

June 2016 at The Rumpus, The Diary of Anaïs Nin While Binge-Watching Broad City

Having a body, living with compassion.

May 2016, flash fiction up at Intrinsick: Cape Town, South Africa: A Travel Guide

Reciting Poetry: The Power to Stun or to Heal

Being On the Move and Out of Place

Travel makes me pay attention. Discomfort helps, too.

Two Jersey Girls Try to See Helen Oyeyemi Speak in Philadelphia

Write Dangerous, or Write Safe?

In Praise of Indoor Spaces: A Photo Essay

Flash fiction up at Quail Bell in December 2015: We Hate You, Eva Jurzwiak

Discovering fruitful solitude

Flash fiction in Spank the Carp #14





Interview with Health and Wellness Educator Lauren Nixon

Journalism piece about Representation in Podcasts at The Toast

The Book I Read Before I Was Ready: The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

Participation in The Jackalope: Lists

Interview with poet and teacher Luis Humberto Valadez.

A look at Literary culture in Cape Town, South Africa.

Blog post about John Ashbery's poetry and its resonance in Eastern Europe.

Guest blog post up at Solstice Literary Magazine, March 2015.

Laura started as a staff blogger at Newfound Journal in March 2015. This is her first post.

Laura participated in the first issue of The Jackalope, the Borrowed Darlings project.

A photo and a work of fiction in the International Woman's Day 2015 edition of The Camel Saloon.

March 2015, two poems up at Hermeneutic Chaos.

A poem in SPANK the CARP #6, January 2015.

In January 2015, an online photography exhibit at the Camel Saloon.

In December 2014, a poem in Spry Literary Journal.

Laura had a poem in Cactus Heart 8.5, the print edition:




In June 2014, a poem up at Referential Magazine.

In May 2014, a poem live at Rasasvada.



And a short story in The Coe Review.

One poem in California State Quarterly, Vol. 40 No. 1:


A poem up at Thunderclap Press in March 2014:


Three poems in Ginosko #14, published in January 2014.

In July 2013, Laura's "March" was featured in Issue #7 of Vine Leaves.

In May 2013, Laura's poetry was featured in the annual print edition of Freshwater Poetry Journal.



In April 2013, Laura was Shortlisted for the Vine Leaves Literary Contest.

Also out in spring 2013: the annual print issue of Bluestem, which features Laura's poem "Dreamcatcher."

In spring 2013 Chuffed Buff Books put out an anthology, Journey to Crone, which features her poem "Daughters."

Her first publication of 2013 was another poem up at Pyrokinection.

A poem up a Pyrokinection in October 2012.

Laura was back at Danse Macabre is April 2012 with a short story called "Please Come Round."

In February 2012, Laura was published again at Orion Headless and saw another poem up at The Camel Saloon.

A blog post, which originally appeared on this site, was reposted on FeministsSA in November 2011.

A flash fiction piece at the Camel Saloon in November 2011. A poem up at Camel Saloon, as well.

Two poems up at Pyrta in September 2011.

A photo and a piece of fiction up at The Camel Saloon in July 2011.

Her poem Bellville Love Song appeared at The Camel Saloon in May 2011.

Her flash fiction piece New Traditions was published online at Orion Headless in January 2011.

Her poem Waking the Dead appears in the November 2010 Poetry issue of the Houston Literary Review. Check it out on page 10.

The October 1 issue of Danse Macabre features her short story Final Draft.

Her short story Forgotten Language appears in the Autumn 2010 edition of The Battered Suitcase:

Her poem, “Brain Drain,” appeared in the 2010 Bacopa Literary Review. The printed literary journal is available through the Writer's Alliance of Gainesville, FL.