Raul Palma (he/him) 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 creative writing and ethnic studies, and where he served as fiction editor for Prairie Schooner.


Presently, he serves as the faculty advisor to Stillwater Magazine. His research interests include narrative ethics, creative writing studies, Cuban American studies, and diversity studies.

Palma's fiction has been included in Best Small Fictions 2018 and distinguished/notable in Best American Short Stories 2016. Additionally, his work has been supported with fellowships and scholarships from the CubaOne Foundation, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, the Santa Fe Writer's Conference, the Sewanee Writer's Conference, and the Sundress Academy for the Arts.