Raul Palma

Fiction Writer, Poet

Ithaca, NY

Author's Bio

Raul Palma is an Assistant Professor of Writing at Ithaca College. He earned his Ph.D. in English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he also specialized in ethnic studies. In 2017-2018, he was awarded a dissertation fellowship through Ithaca College’s diversity scholars program, which he was able to use to complete his novel.

Presently, he serves as a fiction editor for Prairie Schooner. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review, Alimentum, Chattahoochee Review, Smokelong Quarterly, and Sonora Review. The first chapter of his novel Manteca was distinguished/notable in Best American Short Stories (edited by Junot Diaz), and his short fiction was included in Best Small Fictions 2018 (selected by Aimee bender). His collection In These Cities of Ultraviolet Light was a finalist in Indiana Review’s Blue Light’s Book Prize, and a semi-finalist in the Iowa Short Fiction Prize. His work has been supported with fellowships and scholarships from the CubaOne Foundation, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, the Santa Fe Writer's Conference, Sewanee Writer's Conference, and Sundress Academy for the Arts.

Publications & Prizes

Fiction

Anthology:
Best Small Fictions 2018 (Braddock Avenue Books, 2018)

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Cuban American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English, Spanish
Born in: 
Miami, FL
Florida
Raised in: 
Miami, FL
Florida
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Last update: Oct 18, 2018