Marytza K. Rubio is a fiction writer from Santa Ana, California. Her work has been published in literary magazines The Normal School, Kweli Journal, Slice Magazine, The Rattling Wall, Asian American Literary Review, and Grimoire. Her fiction has also been included in the anthologies Exigencies: A Neo Noir Anthology, and Choose Wisely: 35 Women Up to No Good. Her nonfiction has been published in Los Angeles Times and the OC Register. Marytza has received honors and fellowships from PEN Center USA, Rona Jaffe-Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, VONA, and the Room of Her Own Foundation. 

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I'm a fiction writer from Santa Ana, California. My favorites are Remedios Varo, Leonora Carrington, and Robin Givhan. I have two cats, a husband who is allergic to cats, and a bog full of well-fed carnivorous plants. Interests include Tarot, bright lipstick, and crocodilians.

In January 2016, I founded Makara Center for the Arts, a nonprofit library & art center in my hometown.

represented by Monica Odom of Liza Dawson Associates





Instructions for Assembling an Origami Crane | Grimoire 


Tunnels | The Normal School

2017 Best American Short Stories - Other Distinguished Story

Puschcart Prize Nominee


Brujeria for Beginners | Exigencies: A NeO Noir Anthology 


Clap If You Believe | The Rattling Wall

Reprint - Choose Wisely: 35 Women Up to No Good


How to Make Tamales | Los Angeles Times