Maya Sloan grew up in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Boston University, as well as a MFA in Fiction Writing from the University of Arkansas. Her short story about Christian Rock Groupies will is currently featured in the 25th Anniversary Issue of Boulevard. Maya was one of five writers granted a Kostova Foundation fellowship to attend the Sozopol Fiction Seminars in Bulgaria last summer. Maya also received the Writers at Work Fiction Fellowship, and will be featured at the Utah conference in June. In the last few years, Maya received Boston University’s Inaugural Saul Bellow Literary Prize, a St. Bolotoph Foundation Emerging Artists Grant, and taught as a Boston University Scholar under the direction of Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky. While at University of Arkansas, Maya received a Walton Foundation Creative Writing Fellowship, a Lilly Peter Fiction Prize, a Bill Harrison Best Thesis Award, and two nominations for Best New American Voice. She has had stories in Passages North and Driftwood, and been granted residencies from the Vermont Studio Center and Byrdcliffe Artists Colony. Currently, Maya is an adjunct professor in literature and film at Berkeley College in Newark, New Jersey.
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