Sebastian Castillo


Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 2013-2018; 2021-Present


  • ENGL 3004: Intermediate Fiction
  • IH 852: Intellectual History II
  • ENGL 857: The Detective Novel
  • ENGL 701: Introduction to Academic Discourse
  • ENGL 802: Analytical Reading and Writing
  • ENGL 2004: Introduction to Fiction
  • ENGL 2006: Introduction to Nonfiction
  • ENGL 826: Creative Acts

University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA 2022-Present


  • WRIT 101: Written Composition
  • WRIT 202: Pre-College Prep Program: Creative Nonfiction

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 2017; 2021-Present


  • ENGL 010: Introduction to Creative Writing
  • ENGL 112: Flash Fiction
  • PSPR 006: Pre-College High Prep Program: Composition & Rhetoric

Sewanee University, Sewanee, TN 2023


  • ENGL 587: Hybrid and Experimental Literature

Stockton University, Galloway Township, NJ 2018; 2021-2022


  • LITT 2237: Introduction to Creative Writing
  • LITT 2114: Literary Interpretation

Manhattan College, Bronx, NY 2018-2021


  • ENGL 110: First-Year Composition

Concordia College, Bronxville, NY 2018-2021


  • Center for Student Success: John Bahr Writing Center Tutor

La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA 2016-2018


  • ENGL 110: College Writing I: Persuasion
  • ENGL 210: College Writing II: Research

Community College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 2015-2016


  • ENGL 101: English Composition I
  • ENGL 108: Academic Reading Across the Disciplines

Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 2015-2016


  • WRIT 201: Multimedia Communication


Shabby Doll House 2023-Present

Senior Fiction Editor

  • Edits fiction manuscripts for publication
  • Manages successful launch of fiction titles for the press

Peach Mag 2020-2023


  • Ran “Favorite Books” column

Gigantic Magazine, Brooklyn, NY 2012-2016

Copy Editor

  • Performed copy editing for sense, grammar, and style for all of the magazine’s pieces
  • Assisted with maintaining and formatting editorial content for website

HarperCollins Publishers, New York, NY 2013-2014 (seasonal)

Administrative/Marketing Assistant, Children’s Division

  • Provided continuous administrative support to VP of Children’s Marketing by coordinating schedule, appointments, expense accounts, and travel arrangements
  • Wrote marketing and social media copy for various ongoing campaigns
  • Assisted department at large with administrative and organizational support


Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 2013-2015

  • Master’s of Fine Arts, Creative Writing-Fiction

Manhattan College, Bronx, NY 2007-2011

  • Bachelor’s of Arts, English and Philosophy, graduated Magna Cum Laude


  • BOMB Magazine Short Story Contest 2021
  • Frances Israel Manuscript Prize in Fiction 2015
  • First Year Writing Teaching Award 2014, 2015
  • Certificate for Teaching in Higher Education 2014


  • Soft Skull: Fresh, Green Life (forthcoming 2025; novel)
  • Smooth Friend: The Zoo of Thinking (forthcoming 2024; story collection)
  • Shabby Doll House: SALMON (2023; novel)
  • Word West Press: Not I (2020; poetry collection)
  • Bottlecap Press: 49 Venezuelan Novels (2017; story collection)
  • Joyland: “SALMON (excerpt)”
  • BOMB: “Cigarette Painter”
  • HAD: “Naming and Necessity”
  • Neutral Spaces: “How Do You Pronounce Andy Warhol”
  • SORTES: “Sad Family Play”
  • Folder: “The Zoo of Thinking”
  • Heavy Feather Review: “Unrecorded Existence”
  • Queen Mob’s Tea House: “Channel Surfing”
  • X-Ray Lit Magazine: “Sarcastic Mind Jail Goes to a Party”
  • Wigleaf: “Unusual Deaths”
  • Hobart: “A Story to Spit On”
  • Storyscape Journal: “Can You Wake Up Your Own Doctor?”
  • The Fanzine: “99 Readers”
  • Peach Mag: The Peach Mag Season One Yearbook (anthology)
  • Wigleaf: The Wigleaf Top 50 Very Short Fictions of 2017
  • Electric Literature: “Hecho en Venezuela: The Private Poetics of Narrative, Memory, and Lies”


  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Proficient with Mac/Windows OS, Microsoft Office Suite, CMS (Moveable Type, WordPress), and LMS (Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle)