Aida Zilelian

Aida’s favorite thing about Queens:

There aren’t 40-year-olds sporting Mormon beards in florescent unitards riding unicycles. And the food is amazing.

Aida Zilelian is a NYC writer whose stories have appeared in anthologies and numerous journals such as Wilderness House Literary Review, Per Contra, The Writer’s Block, Ararat Magazine, and Theurgy (UK). She is the curator of the Boundless Tales reading series in Astoria, NY, and on the editorial board of Newtown Literary, a Queens-based literary journal. In 2011 her first novel THE HOLLOWING MOON was one of the four semi-finalists of the Anderbo Novel Contest. This year she was the recipient of the 2014 Tololyan Literary Award for the sequel, THE LEGACY OF LOST THINGS, (Bleeding Hearts Publication) which is slated for release next month. This is her first published novel. (

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