Maria Alejandra Barrios Vélez 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. She was selected for the Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Performing & Literary Arts for the city of New York in 2018. Her stories have been published in Hobart Pulp, Reservoir Journal, Bandit Fiction, Cosmonauts Avenue, Jellyfish Review and Lost Balloon. Her poetry has been published in The Acentos Review. Her fiction is forthcoming in Shenandoah Literary. Her work has been supported by organizations like Vermont Studio Center and Caldera Arts Center.

En español el trabajo de María Alejandra Barrios Vélez ha sido publicado en  Revista Corónica y El Malpensante.