Dr. Aaron Tillman

Massachusetts, United States

Member Since: 10/30/2012

Aaron Tillman is an Associate Professor of English at Newbury College. Two pieces of his flash fiction were nominated for inclusion in The Best Small Fictions of 2015 anthology, forthcoming from Queen’s Ferry Press. He received a Short Story Award for New Writers from Glimmer Train Stories and won First Prize in the Nancy Potter Short Story Contest at University of Rhode Island. His fiction has appeared in Arcadia Magazine, The Madison Review, great weather for MEDIA, theNewerYork, Microchondria II, The Carolina Quarterly, Prick of the Spindle, Opium Magazine, Burrow Press Review, The Drum Literary Magazine, The Ocean State Review, Crossborder, Fine Linen Literary Journal, Scrivener Creative Review and Glimmer Train. He has recorded two stories for broadcast on the Words & Music program at Tufts University and another for Functionally Literate Radio. His essays have appeared in Studies in American Humor, Symbolism, The CEA Critic, and The Intersection of Fantasy and Native America (Mythopoeic 2009). His critical book on Jewish American magical realism is currently under contract.


  • Fiction Nomination, The Best Small Fictions of 2015 anthology(2015)
  • Honorable Mention, 2014 Leapfrog Fiction Contest(2014)
  • First Prize, Nancy Potter Short Story Contest(2007)
  • First-Place Winner, Glimmer Train Stories’ Short-Story Award for New Writers(2002)


  • Associate Profressor of English at Newbury College (August 2010 - )


  • Doctoral Degree in English from University of Rhode Island (May 2009)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Screenwriting, Children's literature , Poetry