María Alejandra Barrios is a writer born in Barranquilla, Colombia. She has lived in Bogotá and Manchester where in 2016 she completed a Masters degree in Creative Writing from The University of Manchester. Her story ‘Luna’ was shortlisted in 2017’s Bare Fiction competition in London. She was a writer in residence, March of 2018, in the Vermont Studio Center thanks to a fellowship awarded by the center and she’ll be a writer in residence in the Caldera Arts Center in January 2019.  She was selected for the Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Performing & Literary Arts for the city of New York in 2018. Her fiction is forthcoming in Reservoir Journal and Hobart Pulp. She’s currently at work for her first novel.