WRITER & EDUCATOR
Joy Baglio is a writer living in Northampton, MA. Her short fiction has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Tin House, The Iowa Review, Tin House online, the New Ohio Review, PANK, and F(r)iction, and she's currently at work on her first novel. She's also a freelance editor, writing coach, Grub Street writing instructor, and founder of Pioneer Valley Writers' Workshop where she frequently teaches.
May 8, 2017: Joy was a finalist for scholarships from both Tin House and Bread Loaf.
May 3, 2017: Joy's short story "Night Circus" (published in PANK) makes the Wigleaf Top 50 Very Short Fiction 2017 list.
Joy is a semi-finalist in the 2017 American Short(er) Fiction Contest.
April 9, 2017: Joy's short story "How to Survive on Land" (first published in New Ohio Review in fall 2016) appears as a re-print in the spring 2017 issue of Menacing Hedge.
March, 2017: Joy is the celebrity judge this month for Tethered By Letters' Twitter contest, #BlinkTBL
February 8-11, 2017: Joy will be at AWP in Washington, DC! She'll be reading with the journals F(r)iction (Thursday, Feb. 9) and PANK (Saturday, Feb. 11)
January, 2017: Joy's short story "End Grain" (4th place in NYC Midnight's Short Story Challenge) is accepted for publication at The Iowa Review.
December 29, 2016: Joy's winning flash fiction piece "The Forgiveness Machine" is in print in F(r)iction #6.
December 8, 2016: Joy is a finalist for the 2017 Kathy Fish Fellowship at Smokelong Quarterly.
December-March: Joy is teaching a series of fiction craft classes through Pioneer Valley Writers' Workshop.
November 29, 2016: Joy will be reading at Unnameable Books in Brooklyn as a part of Manhattanville Reading Series, a showcase for emerging writers.
October 15, 2016: "Night Circus" is in the fall/winter issue of PANK, online. Audio version of Joy reading the story is available also!
September 26, 2016: "How to Survive on Land" is up online (as well as in print!) at New Ohio Review
September, 2016: Joy's short story "How to Survive on Land" is in the latest issue of New Ohio Review, #20.
September 8, 2016: Joy's short story "How to Survive on Land" wins the fiction Honorable Mention (2nd Place) in the Ploughshares Emerging Writer's Contest.