Maryann Aita

Creative Nonfiction Writer

New York City, NY

Author's Bio


Maryann Aita (rhymes with beta) is a writer and performer in Brooklyn, New York. Little Astronaut, her debut essay collection, is forthcoming from ELJ Editions in spring 2022. Her writing has appeared in PANK Magazine, which earned a 2020 Best of the Net Nomination, as well as The Porter House Review, The Exposition Review, and perhappened mag, among other journals. Maryann is the nonfiction editor for Press Pause, a journal with zero social media presence. She also wrote and performed My Dysfunctional Vagina, a one-woman comedy show, and often performs around New York City.  She has an MFA in writing from Sarah Lawrence College and lives with three cats.


Publications & Prizes

Little Astronaut (ELJ Publications, 2022)
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The Collapsar
Prizes won: 


Best Original Pilot, Broad Humor Film Festival, 2016

Honorable Mention, Flash 405, The Exposition Review

Semi-finalist, Short Story, New Millenium Writings


Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Jo Ann Beard Melissa Febos Kelly Sundberg Natassja Schiel Michael Chabon Heather Cristle Jacob Slichter Christine Quattro

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
American, Irish American, Italian American
Prefers to work with: 
At Risk Youth, Children, Mental Health, Schools, Teenagers, Women
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Last update: Aug 25, 2021