Maya Stefanova

Maya is the managing editor of Vij! and has worked as a journalist and editor in the cultural sphere for many years. She has a bachelor's degree in European Studies from Sofia University with a profile in Media Studies. She began her career in television, at the music channel MM, then she continued in the PR and Marketing department at "Diema Vision" and "Nova TV" before working as an editor covering entertainment and culture at Dnevnik from 2011 to 2020. She has been on the Vij! roster since 2016. Over the years, she has contributed to the Reel Feel project and the Sea Garden festival in Burgas, and her writing has also appeared in Capital Light, Rubbed Magazine, Boyscout Magazine, Go Guide, One Week in Sofia, HEЯ, Blister, etc.

Once upon OneTree...

Why it’s important for trees to show up on the map even where they don't actually grow

Zero Waste Station

Or a store where a full basket equals an empty bin

Valentina Sciarra: The Path of a Stone

Italian artist Valentina Sciarra found creative freedom in Sofia

After nearly a decade in Bulgaria, French artist Mitch Brezounek continues to focus on global and local absurdities

Tell Me: Dance magnets under the floorboards

The two Violets who turned Tell Me into a colorful place for dancing and freedom

Print me a nest

The fellowship of graphic painters Zoran Mishe, Goran Trichkovski, Vasil Angelov, Pavel Tselkoski and Ivan Mateev, or Print Nest, who create their creative "nest" in the heart of the city.

KANAAL: Тhrough the proper channels

Antonia and Lyubomir Chonos have been married for fifteen years, and even though two thirds of their marriage have been spent at KANAAL, they can still make each other laugh, which is probably the key to their success.

On the skating board

Adding skateboarding to the list of activities supported by the Youth Union was not only a way for the system to retain control and closely monitor the activities of young people, but also, in its own way, a ridiculous paradox. Because Bulgaria is perhaps one of the few Eastern European countries where skateboarding, a peculiar underground culture, was institutionalized.

Joanna Elmy has long given us good reasons to read and think, but now also in the long form of a novel.

Limited editions

Independent printed publications by Bulgarian authors are already numerous enough to be collected in a special physical and digital archive.

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