JOY BAGLIO is a fiction writer living in Northampton, MA. Her short stories have appeared recently in Tin House, The Iowa Review, TriQuarterly, Tin House's The Open Bar, New Ohio Review, PANK, SmokeLong Quarterly, and elsewhere, and she's the recipient of scholarships, fellowships, and grants from The Bread Loaf Writers' Workshop, The Elizabeth George Foundation, The Speculative Literature Foundation, and Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing. She holds an MFA from The New School, serves as an associate fiction editor at West Branch, a writing instructor at Grub Street in Boston, and Founder/Director of Pioneer Valley Writers' Workshop. She's at work on a collection of short stories and a novel about three half-mermaid siblings, identity, origins, and the ocean (based on her short story "How to Survive on Land). Read her full bio here!
- Recent News -
July 10: Joy was a panelist at an event hosted by Western New England University's MFA program addressing life post-MFA.
July 8 - 19: Joy is thrilled to be teaching writing at Smith College this summer, as a member of the Young Women's Writing Workshop faculty.
June 20: Joy was honored at Business West's 40 Under 40 gala for her work as Founder and Director of Pioneer Valley Writers' Workshop. She was interviewed by 22 News.
June 9 - 15: Thanks to the Teach! Write! Play! fellowship, Joy spent the week at Martha's Vineyard Institute for Creative.
April 30: Joy is named one of Business West's 40 Under 40, an award that honors young civic and business leaders in Massachusetts' Pioneer Valley - for her work as Founder/Director of Pioneer Valley Writers' Workshop.
April 1: Joy's short story "Ron" (published in Tin House last spring) is featured in Seth Fried's reading list for Electric Literature, The Funniest Writing You Haven't Read.
February 20: Joy is the winner of the 2019 Teach! Write! Play! Fellowship at Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing, and will be attending MVICW's summer conference from June 9 - 15.
January - April: Joy is on the admissions board for the 2019 Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.
November 17: Joy was a panelist at WriteAngles Conference at Mount Holyoke College.
September 28: Joy was interviewed by Sara Rauch at The Art of Landing on her reading preferences as associate fiction editor for West Branch.
September 12: Joy was 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 Bridgman Scholar in Fiction. She was honored to be able 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.