Tara Tamburello’s writing has appeared in Rust + Moth, Menacing Hedge, The First Line, Vestal Review’s Condensed to Flash: World Classics anthology, and others. In 2019, she won first place in the Bucks County Short Fiction Contest. Her short plays, including a collaborative piece that ran in the 2009 Philadelphia Fringe Festival, have been produced in Pennsylvania.

Short Fiction

Of Stench & Sisters,” Menacing Hedge, Winter 2020
A deadly illness sweeps over a farm, leaving two young girls to deal with the effects of unburied decomposition.

Country Crypt,” Winner of the 2019 Bucks County Short Fiction Contest
A widower attempts to clean his cluttered house with horrifying results.

“…a gorgeously vibrant portrait of grief and dread [that] offers the reader abundant tension and story questions throughout….” – Kelly Simmons, contest judge

Provisions,” The First Line, Volume 19, Issue 4, 2017
A pair of post-Revolutionary American missionaries’ clothes are stolen while they’re bathing in a creek.

The Wandering Governess,” Condensed to Flash: World Classics anthology, 2015
A flash retelling of Jane Eyre (my favorite book!)


Regrowth,” Rust + Moth, Spring 2020

Short Nonfiction

“A Chocolate Challenge,” Tikkun.org, 2009
An investigation of the chocolate industry and the pros & cons of buying Fair Trade.

Mr. Roadtrip,” The Blue Route, Issue 2, 2009
Memoir about an odd cross-country road trip with my best friends.


Bucks County Short Fiction Contest, first place, 2019

Dorothy McCollum Siebert award for consistent performance in creative writing, Eastern University, 2009