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:
2018-19 Mirrors and Windows Fellowship

2018 Kimbilio fellowship

2018 Tin House Winter Workshop alum

2017-18 Loft Mentor Series in Creative Prose fellow

2017 VONA/Voices of our Nation Writing Workshop alum

2017 We Need Diverse Books Mentorship mentee

2017 VONA Regional Workshop at The Loft: "Voices of Conflict, Silence, and Witness" fellow

2015-16 Givens Emerging Writers' Mentor Program fellow

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

Related Work:
Paper Darts Illustration Coordinator / Story Editor, 2014-current

YNPN blog contributor, 2014-2018