R.L. Maizes was born and raised in Queens, NY. She now lives in Boulder, CO. Maizes’s short stories have aired on National Public Radio and are forthcoming in Electric Literature’s Required Reading. Her stories have appeared in the literary magazines Witness, Bellevue Literary Review, Slice, and Blackbird, among others. Her essays have been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Lilith, and elsewhere. Maizes is an alumna of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and the Tin House Summer Writer’s Workshop. Her work has received Honorable Mention in Glimmer Train’s Fiction Open contest, has been a finalist in numerous other national contests, and has been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize.