Joy Baglio is a writer living in Northampton, MA. Her short fiction is forthcoming in Tin House and The Iowa Review and has recently appeared in Tin House's The Open Bar, the New Ohio Review, PANK, and F(r)iction. She's also a freelance editor, writing coach, Grub Street writing instructor, and founder of Pioneer Valley Writers' Workshop, where she frequently teaches. She is currently working on her first novel.
- Recent News -
August, 2017: Joy is a guest editor at Storychord this fall.
August 27, 2017: "How to Survive on Land" is nominated for a 2017 Best of the Net Award by Menacing Hedge
July 9-16, 2017: Joy studied with Aimee Bender at Tin House's Summer Workshop in Portland, OR.
June 21, 2017: Joy's short story, "Ron," is accepted for publication in Tin House's spring 2018 issue, themed "Candy."
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 Wigleaf's Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions of 2017 list.
Joy is a semi-finalist in the 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 winter issue of PANK, online. Audio version of Joy reading 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.