Raul Palma

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Raul Palma

Raul Palma is a Ph.D. student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he is also pursuing a specialization in ethnic studies. He serves as assistant editor of fiction for Prairie Schooner, and as a contributing editor for Watershed. Most recently, his work appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Alimentum, decomP, Gargoyle, Midwestern Gothic, NANO, Rhino, Sonora Review, and elsewhere. Palma has been the recipient of the Sandoz/Prairie Schooner story prize, the Soul-Keats Making Mary Mackey story prize, and a finalist in many contests. His fiction has been anthologized in 2013 Extract(s) II, 2014 Best of Vine Leaves Journal, and Eclectica 20 Year Fiction Anthology. Additionally, his work has been supported with fellowships and scholarships from the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, the Santa Fe Writer's Conference, Sewanee Writer's Conference, Sundress Academy for the Arts. His collection of stories In These Cities of Ultraviolet Light finished top-3 in Indiana Review's Blue Light's Book Prize, his novella Immaculate Mulch was shortlisted for the Pirate's Alley Faulkner Prize, and his collection of poetry and flash creative non-fiction and fiction was a finalist in the Vine Leaves Book Prize.