Joy Baglio is a writer living in Northampton, MA. Her short fiction has appeared recently in Tin House, The Iowa Review, TriQuarterly, Tin House's The Open Bar, New Ohio Review, PANK, SmokeLong Quarterly, and F(r)iction and she is the recipient of grants and scholarships from Bread Loaf, The Elizabeth George Foundation, and The Speculative Literature Foundation. She serves as Associate Fiction Editor at West Branch, a Grub Street writing instructor, and Founder/Director of Pioneer Valley Writers' Workshop, where she teaches. She's at work on her first novel, based on her short story "How to Survive on Land."
- Recent News -
September 12: Joy is a featured reader in HIP Lit's Summer Series finale - an official Brooklyn Book Fest event - at Nowadays, in Brooklyn NY.
August 15-25: Joy attended the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference as the Margaret Bridgeman Scholar in Fiction. She was thrilled to study with Laura Van Den Berg and for the opportunity to read her work in The Little Theater alongside the other scholars.
June 18, 2018: Joy's flash fiction, "A Boy Who Does Not Remember His Father," appears in Issue Sixty of SmokeLong Quarterly, where it was a finalist for The SmokeLong Quarterly Award for Flash Fiction. An author interview with Joy - by Mary Henn of SmokeLong Quarterly - also appears with the story.
May 17, 2018: Joy was awarded a Tuition Scholarship in Fiction for the 2018 Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and will be attending (August 15 - 25).
April 21, 2018: Joy read alongside other Tin House candy issue contributors at Think Coffee on 4/21, as part of PEN America's Lit Crawl, NYC.
April 11, 2018: Joy's flash fiction stories - "Belly of the Beast" and "Box of Ghosts" - are both finalists in American Short Fiction's annual flash fiction contest.
March 1, 2018: Joy's short story, "Ron," is featured in Tin House's candy issue.
January 16, 2018: Joy joins West Branch as Associate Editor.
January 15, 2018: Joy's short story "We Are Trying to Understand You" - about sentient AI and the last woman on earth - is in the current issue of TriQuarterly (153| Winter/Spring 2018).
January 8, 2018: Joy received a generous grant from The Elizabeth George Foundation to complete her novel, HOW TO SURVIVE ON LAND.
January 4, 2018: Joy's short story "End Grain" appears in the Winter 2017/2018 issue of The Iowa Review!
December 29, 2017: Joy was interviewed by Beetle Press about the writing school she founded, Pioneer Valley Writers' Workshop.
November 27, 2017: Joy is the recipient of the 2017 Gulliver Travel Research Grant, from The Speculative Literature Foundation.
October 29, 2017: Joy was interviewed by Joan Axelrod-Contrada of Write Angles Conference about her process, upcoming projects, and what she'll be presenting at the conference on 11/18.
October 18, 2017: Joy was a featured reader in Ditmas Lit's monthly reading series, at Hinterlands Bar in Brooklyn.
September 27, 2017: Joy's short story "We Are Trying to Understand You" is accepted for publication at TriQuarterly.