IMG_0798Koa Beck’s literary criticism and reporting on gender, LGBTQ rights,  culture, and race have appeared in, The New York Observer,,,,, among others. Her short stories have been published in Slice, Kalyani Magazine, and Apogee Journal. Koa has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and serves on the board of directors of Nat.Brut, an art and literary magazine. She is the former executive editor of and the former senior features editor at

Koa is the editor-in-chief of Jezebel and a contributor to WNYC’s The Takeaway.