JOY BAGLIO (BAH - lee - oh) is a fiction writer living in Northampton, MA. Her short stories have appeared in Tin House, American Short Fiction, The Iowa Review, Gulf Coast, TriQuarterly, New Ohio Review, PANK, SmokeLong Quarterly, among others. She's the recipient of scholarships, fellowships, and grants from Yaddo, Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Vermont Studio Center, The Elizabeth George Foundation, The Speculative Literature Foundation, and Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing, and her work has been optioned for film and TV. She holds an MFA from The New School and is Founder/Director of Pioneer Valley Writers' Workshop in Western MA, as well as a manuscript consultant and writing instructor at Grub Street in Boston and contributing editor at Bucknell University's literary magazine West Branch. She's at work on a collection of short stories and a novel.
Joy is represented by Peter Steinberg at Foundry Literary & Media and Sean Daily at Hotchkiss, Daily, & Associates (for film/TV).
Read Joy's full bio and follow her on Twitter at @JoyBaglio.
- Recent News -
September 9: Joy's proposed panel - Embracing the Strange: The Power of Genre-Bending in Fiction - for the 2021 AWP conference was accepted! She'll be moderating the panel, which includes authors Matthew Lansburgh, Sequoia Nagamatsu, Lara Ehrlich, and Sarah Jane Cody.
September 8: Joy will be in conversation with Lara Ehrlich, author of the debut short story collection Animal Wife (forthcoming from Red Hen Press) at the (virtual) Animal Wife Book Launch Party, at Bank Square Books in Mystic, CT on 9/8 at 7pm EST. Join us!
August 28: Joy's short story "How to Survive on Land" was included in the Electric Literature reading list "10 Short Stories About Women's Transformations" by Animal Wife author Lara Ehrlich.
May - August: Joy is working hard to finish a novel and short story collection! She's also teaching several online writing workshops this fall: a 4-week Sentence-Level Writing Intensive in September and a 4-week Flash Fiction Intensive in December.
April 8: Joy's flash fiction piece, "House of Stars" - about a universe that appears in a frying pan - is out in the summer/fall 2020 print issue of Gulf Coast.
March 4: Joy was interviewed by Erin McReynolds at American Short Fiction about her recent story "Belly of the Beast," flash fiction, her writing process, and current projects.
February 7: Joy accepted an offer of representation from Peter Steinberg, at Foundry Literary & Media and is excited to work with him. Sean Daily, of Hotchkiss, Daily, & Associates will continue to represent her for film/TV.
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!