Maria 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. 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 Cosmonauts Avenue and has been published in Hobart Pulp, Bandit Fiction and the Out of Many Anthology by Cat in the Sun Press. Her poetry has been published in The Acentos Review. Her work is also forthcoming in the La Pluma y La tinta New Voices Anthology. Her work has been supported by organizations like Vermont Studio Center and Caldera Arts Center.