Marie Baléo is a French writer, poet, and editor, born in 1990.


Marie writes in English, her second language, and began writing poetry and fiction in 2017. Her work has since appeared in CutBank, Passages North, PRISM International, Yemassee, Litro Magazine, Lunch Ticket, Tahoma Literary Review, Rust+Moth, and elsewhere. 


Marie's poetry and nonfiction have been nominated for four Best of the Net awards, and in 2018 she was nominated for Best Small Fictions 2019 and the Best Microfiction 2018 anthology. In 2018, she also received an Honorable Mention in the Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers and placed second in the Women's National Book Association Writing Contest. In 2020, she was a finalist in the Digging Press chapbook contest.

Marie works as Head of Studies and Publications at a Paris-based think tank on urban innovations. She also serves as Editor of the Travel Flash section of travel literature magazine Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel. and writes for Le Grand Continent.


​Marie is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis ('10).  She grew up in Norway and Lebanon and lives in Paris.