FICTION WRITER • EDITOR • EDUCATOR
JOY BAGLIO is a fiction writer living in Northampton, MA. Her short stories have appeared in Tin House, American Short Fiction, The Iowa Review, TriQuarterly, New Ohio Review, PANK, SmokeLong Quarterly, F(r)iction, and are forthcoming in Gulf Coast. She's the recipient of scholarships, fellowships, and grants from Yaddo, Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, The Vermont Studio Center, The Elizabeth George Foundation, The Speculative Literature Foundation, and Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing. She holds an MFA from The New School, serves as Associate Fiction Editor at Bucknell University's literary magazine West Branch, a writing instructor at Grub Street in Boston, and Founder/Director of Pioneer Valley Writers' Workshop. She's at work on a collection of short stories and a novel about identity, origins, marine scientists, and the ocean. Read her full bio here!
- Recent News -
December 16: Three of Joy's short stories - "Ron" (Tin House), "Belly of the Beast" (American Short Fiction), & "We Are Trying to Understand You" (TriQuarterly) - were featured by Mr. Bear's Violet Hour Saloon on their December 16th show (#229) - on Boston Free Radio and their Secret Lives of Stuffed Animals podcast.
December 13: Joy is thrilled to have her (very) short story, "House of Stars" - about a universe discovered in a frying pan - forthcoming in Gulf Coast!
December 11: Joy's Q&A with Kelly Link, for Poets&Writers, is in the current Jan/Feb 2020 issue of the magazine, and up online!
October 31: Joy's short story, "Belly of the Beast" - about transformations, monsters, and being swallowed alive - is out today at American Short Fiction as the November web exclusive!
October 27 - November 22: Joy was in residence at Vermont Studio Center, on full fellowship, working on her novel and short story collection.
September 5 - 27: Joy was in residence at Yaddo, working on her novel and short story collection.
August 21: Joy's story "Box of Ghosts" made the 2019 Flash Fiction Contest shortlist at The Master's Review.
August 5: Joy has been awarded a Vermont Studio Center Fellowship and will be in residency at VSC for four weeks this fall (10/27 - 11/22)!
July 10: Joy was a panelist at an event hosted by Western New England University's MFA program addressing life post-MFA.
July 8 - 19: Joy taught writing at Smith College, as a member of the Young Women's Writing Workshop faculty.
June 20: Joy was honored at Business West's 40 Under 40 gala for her work as Founder and Director of Pioneer Valley Writers' Workshop. She was interviewed by 22 News.