Tara Isabel Zambrano

Writer, Engineer, etc.

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About

Tara Isabel Zambrano moved from India to the United States two decades ago. She works as a semiconductor chip designer. During the day when she’s not debugging simulations or faulty circuits in the lab, she’s either reading books, writing stories or staring at others, not necessarily in that order.

Tara is the Fiction Editor at Waxwing Literary Journal. In past, she has served as Flash Fiction Editor at Newfound.org. She also holds an instrument rating for single engine aircraft.

Her fiction has won the first prize in The Southampton Review Short Short Fiction Contest 2019, been a Finalist in Bat City Review 2018 Short Prose Contest and Mid-American Review Fineline 2018 Contest, been published in The Best Micro Fiction 2019, 2020, 2022 Anthologies. Her stories have been nominated for The Best of the Net, The Best of Small Fictions and The Pushcart and have been lonlisted and for Wigleaf Top 50 in 2020, 2021 and showcased in Wigleaf Top 50 for 2022.

Tara lives in Texas with her husband and two kids.