Karla Schmidt is a German cross-genre author of short fiction, novelettes, and novels. Her work has been nominated for the German Science Fiction, Kurd LaBwitz, and German Phantastik Prizes ("Alone, on the Wind" was nominated for all three). In 2009, her short story "Weg mit Stella Maris" ("Away with Stella Maris") won the German Science Fiction Prize for Best German-language Short Story.

She lives with her husband and two daughters in Berlin. In addition to editing for publishing houses and self-published authors, she develops material for Schule des Schreibens (School of Writing) and teaches in its novel-writing workshop.

Karla Schmidt has the following works available at Clarkesworld:

Alone, on the Wind

FICTION by Karla Schmidt, translated by Lara Harmon in Issue 119 – August 2016

I am the first wingbeat; I started the stones rolling. But now I need help. We can’t keep cowering here like hens on their nests. We have to act, and soon, because my memories have started sinking into now and we; I need to share them before they stop meaning anything at all. But you […]
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