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JOY BAGLIO (BAH - lee - oh) is a speculative-literary fiction writer and proud Leo living in Northampton, MA. Her short stories have appeared in Tin House, American Short Fiction, Conjunctions, The Iowa Review, Gulf Coast, TriQuarterly, New Ohio Review, PANK, SmokeLong Quarterly, among others. She's the recipient of scholarships, fellowships, and grants from Yaddo, Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Sewanee Writers' Conference, Vermont Studio Center, The Elizabeth George Foundation, The Speculative Literature Foundation, and Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing, and her work has been optioned for film and TV. She holds an MFA from The New School and is the founder of the (now virtual) Pioneer Valley Writers' Workshop, a literary arts organization offering a wide array of one-day and multi-week writing workshops and events. Joy is at work on a collection of short stories and a novel about ghosts. She's represented by Peter Steinberg at Fletcher and Company and Sean Daily at Hotchkiss, Daily, & Associates (for film/TV). Read Joy's full bio and follow her on Twitter at @JoyBaglio.
- Recent News -
October 14, 2021: Two panels that Joy proposed and will be moderating - The Literary Ghost Story: The Power of Haunted Fiction and Wrangling the Beast: Playing with Structure in the First Novel - were selected as in-person events at the 2022 AWP conference, happening in Philadelphia in 2022. Joy was also chosen as a presenter for the Grub Street's 2022 Muse & The Marketplace conference.
October 6, 2021: Joy's short story "The Jackal" is up online at Conjunctions! Read it here!
September 2021: Joy's short story "Before" is forthcoming in The Lilac issue at The Fairy Tale Review.
August 2021: Joy's short story "The Jackal" is forthcoming in Conjunctions this fall!
July 2021: Joy attended the Sewanee Writers' Conference this summer as a Tennessee Williams scholars in fiction.
May 2021: Joy's short story "Ron" (first published in Tin House in 2018) will be reprinted in the fiction anthology In the Between: 21st Century Stories, out in 2022 from Persea Books, alongside stories by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Bryan Washington, Roxane Gay, Akhil Sharma, and others.
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Writing updates, what I'm reading and thinking about, craft tips, & upcoming events. Sent out every other month.