- About -
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, and elsewhere, and are forthcoming in The Missouri Review and The Fairy Tale Review. She's the recipient of scholarships, fellowships, and grants from Yaddo, the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers' Conferences, Vermont Studio Center, The Elizabeth George Foundation, The Speculative Literature Foundation, and Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing. Joy 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 writing workshops and literary events. She is at work on a collection of short stories and a novel about ghosts and is represented by Peter Steinberg at Fletcher & Company. Follow her on Twitter at @JoyBaglio. Read a longer bio & artist statement here.
- Short Stories -
- "The Jackal" in Conjunctions (October 2021)
- "House of Stars" in Gulf Coast (Sumer/Fall, 2020)
- "Belly of the Beast" in American Short Fiction (November 2019)
- "A Boy Who Does Not Remember His Father" - in SmokeLong Quarterly (June 2018)
- "Ron” in Tin House (Spring 2018 Candy Issue)
- “End Grain” in The Iowa Review (Winter 2017/2018)
- “We Are Trying to Understand You” in TriQuarterly (Winter 2018)
- Writing Newsletter -
Welcome! Alone in a Room is my monthly writing newsletter/Substack, featuring craft musings, original writing prompts, what I'm reading and thinking about, upcoming events, and general inspirational/literary goodness! It's free to subscribe, and you'll receive the latest issue delivered direct to your inbox! (If you don't see it, make sure to check spam & promotions folders.)
- Recent News -
January, 2022: Joy's short story "Before" is forthcoming in The Lilac issue at The Fairy Tale Review.
December 16: Joy will be featured at Vermont Studio Center's Writers On the Rise (virtual) reading series. Learn more / RSVP here.
December 12: Joy will be a special guest at Jennifer Fliss' Book Launch/Reading for her short fiction collection, The Predatory Animal Ball. (Zoom link to attend, live at 7pm EST!)
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!
July 2021: Joy attended the Sewanee Writers' Conference this summer as a Tennessee Williams scholars in fiction.
- Pioneer Valley Writers' Workshop -
In 2016, Joy founded Pioneer Valley Writers' Workshop, a literary arts organization and community based in Northampton MA (now completely virtual) - offering a wide array of writing workshops in all genres, literary readings & events, manuscript consulting services, and a Year-Long Manuscript Program. PVWW now has over forty talented author-instructors teaching virtually, as well as close to a hundred workshops and classes each season. It welcomes writers of all levels and genres.
- Connect -
- Upcoming Virtual Events -
Story Sketching: Outline Your Book in Three Acts (virtual)
January 30 (1 - 4pm EST) at Pioneer Valley Writers' Workshop
AWP Panels: The Literary Ghost Story & Structure in the Novel
March 23 - 26, in-person in Philadelphia
Publishing Short Fiction in Literary Magazines (virtual)
April 16 (1 - 3pm EST) at Pioneer Valley Writers' Workshop
Hooked from the First Line: The Art of the Opening (virtual)
April 23 (1 - 4pm EST) at Pioneer Valley Writers' Workshop
Community Writing at Pioneer Valley Writers' Workshop (virtual)
Ongoing: First Friday of Every Month (6 - 7:30pm EST)
- Alone in a Room: Newsletter -
Welcome! Alone in a Room is my monthly writing newsletter, featuring craft musings, original writing prompts, what I'm reading and thinking about, upcoming events, and general inspirational/literary goodness! Visit Alone in A Room Page / First Post!