"Maya Beck is a Cali transplant, lapsed Muslim, covert otaku, part-time hermit, broke blipster, and socially-anxious social justice bard. She is also a 2019 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grantee, 2019 Metropolitan Regional Arts Council Next Step Fund Grantee, as well as an alum of writing fellowships and programs by VONA, Kimbilio, Tin House, We Need Diverse Books, The Loft Literary Center, and the Givens Foundation.
Her writing has been nominated for the Pushcart as well as the Best of the Net, and has been published in LitHub, Mizna, PANK, NAT BRUT, Catapult, Water~Stone Review, Pollen Midwest, and more. She's currently querying a middle grade novel about magical girls fighting glitches in the future, is mom to a clever bunny named Blossom, and has recently begun studying data analytics. She would love to talk diversifying tech and immersive arts experiences with you!