Marie Baléo is a writer, poet, and editor born in 1990.
She began writing poetry and fiction in 2017. 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.
Her work has appeared in CutBank, Passages North, PRISM International, Yemassee, Litro Magazine, Lunch Ticket, Tahoma Literary Review, Rust+Moth, and elsewhere.
Marie currently serves as Editor of the Travel Flash section of travel literature magazine Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel, where she was previously a contributing writer. In 2015, she cofounded Nótt Magazine, where she wrote and edited long-form commentary on international affairs, politics, tech, security, and society. Marie served as editor-in-chief of the magazine for two years.
Marie received a B.A. in political science from Sciences Po Paris (2009), a B.A. in International & Area Studies from Washington University in St. Louis (2010) with a focus on Arabic and Middle Eastern studies, and an M.A. from Sciences Po Paris in Economic Law (2012). She is head of publications at a Paris-based think tank on urban innovations.
Marie grew up in Norway and Lebanon and now lives in Paris.