Boundless Tales Reading Series is curated by:

Aida Zilelian graduated from Queens College with an M.A. in creative writing. Her stories have been featured in journals such as Pen Pusher (UK), Slushpile, Wilderness House Literary Review, Suss: Another literary journal, Halfway Down the Stairs, Lowestoft Chronicles and most recently Niche Magazine and Theurgy (UK). Aida is also on the editorial board of Newtown Literary. Last year her novel THE HOLLOWING MOON was one of the four semi-finalists of the Anderbo Novel Contest. THE HOLLOWING MOON was also chosen as one of the first round of semi-finalists of the 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. She recently completed the sequel, THE LEGACY OF LOST THINGS.

Boundless Tales Reading Series is one of the only reading series in the borough of Queens. Readings run the third Thursday of every month. Four to six readers will be featured for the evening. The goal of this series is to provide a venue for writers who are passionate about their writing, and who would like to share their work in a public forum.

Hosts: Boundless Tales Reading has two new, fabulous hosts: 

Audrey Dimola is a journalist, editor, poet, performer, and curator born in Astoria/Long Island City, Queens where she (proudly!) still lives. She has performed at Bowery Poetry Club, Brooklyn Museum, and the NY Aquarium, and her articles, poetry/prose, and photos have been published in print and online. Audrey is the author of "Decisions We Make While We Dream," an original collection of work spanning 2000 to 2012, and she has been writing about, participating in, and helping to promote Queens culture since her college years. In 2013 she founded “Nature of the Muse,” a Queens literary series playing with themes of inspiration and on-the-spot creation. She loves to explore and lives by these words: stay wild, stay grateful. Find her online at:

Devin Doyle is an actor and poet from Queens, NY. His first publication is in Newtown Literary and he partakes in several poetry readings. He is currently working on a novel. For more information, please email him at

Next Reading: Thursday, September 19th
7:30pm - 9:30pm (with a short intermission)

Where:  Waltz Astoria
23-14 Ditmars Blvd.
Astoria, NY
$10 drink minimum

We are taking a hiatus in July and August! 
Please note our new themed submissions:

If you have read at Boundless before, simply respond to which month you are interested in reading, and we will confirm you.

If you haven't read for our series, please submit your piece for consideration and we will respond to your submission within 2-3 weeks. 

We are announcing our themes for the upcoming winter and fall months, and we encourage you to be inspired and write for any of these themes! 

Interpret the themes as literally or figuratively as you like! 
We look forward to hearing from you. 

September - "My private war"
October - "Departures"
November - "When we were young"
December - Newtown Literary Launch Party!
January - "Why I don't talk to you"/"Why you don't talk to me."

How to submit:
Submissions are on a rolling basis. We are always looking for
great writing!
Submit your best writing (fiction/non-fiction, poetry, plays) to:
Novel or play excerpts are also welcome
Please submit the work you intend on reading and keep in mind
that each reader is given 10-15 minutes to read their work.
Choose work that will not go over the given time limit.

Put: (genre – your name) in the subject heading.
For example: Fiction submission – Sally Jones.
Paste your submission in the body of the email.
Include a brief third person bio, and include a website or blog
address if you have one.
Your bio will be read prior to your reading, and included in
the evening's program.
Promote your reading! Make sure to tell your family and friends.