Maya Beck is a lapsed Muslim, recovering otaku, part-time hermit, Cali transplant, broke-af blipster, socially-anxious social justice bard, and genre-confused writer. She is also a 2015 Givens Foundation Fellow, 2017 VONA alum, 2017-18 Loft Mentee, 2017 We Need Diverse Book mentee, and Paper Darts story editor whose fiction and nonfiction has been published by Lit Hub, Revolver, Mizna, PANK, Pollen, the Twin Cities Daily Planet, and more. She currently drafts grants and researches prospects at an arts nonprofit in Minneapolis.

Mentorships and Fellowships:
Givens Emerging Writers' Mentor Program 2015
VONA Regional Workshop at The Loft: "Voices of Conflict, Silence, and Witness" 2017
We Need Diverse Books Mentee 2017
VONA Writing Workshop 2017

Blog manager for The Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundation VISTA blog, 2014-2015
Blog manager for Paper Darts, 2014-2016

Related Work:
Coffee House Press Summer Intern, May 2016 – August 2016

Paper Darts Illustration Coordinator / Story Editor, 2014-current

YNPN blog contributor, 2014-current