- About -
JOY BAGLIO (BAH - lee - oh) is a speculative-literary fiction writer and proud Leo living in Northampton, MA. Her short stories have appeared in Tin House, American Short Fiction, Conjunctions, The Iowa Review, Gulf Coast, TriQuarterly, New Ohio Review, PANK, SmokeLong Quarterly, and elsewhere. She's the recipient of scholarships, fellowships, and grants from Yaddo, the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers' Conferences, Vermont Studio Center, The Elizabeth George Foundation, The Speculative Literature Foundation, and Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing. Joy holds an MFA from The New School and is the founder of the (now virtual) Pioneer Valley Writers' Workshop, a literary arts organization offering a wide array of writing workshops and literary events. Joy is at work on a collection of short stories and a novel about ghosts. She's represented by Peter Steinberg at Fletcher and Company. Read Joy's full bio and follow her on Twitter at @JoyBaglio. See full CV.
- Short Stories -
- "The Jackal" in Conjunctions (October 2021)
- "House of Stars" in Gulf Coast (Sumer/Fall, 2020)
- "Belly of the Beast" in American Short Fiction (November 2019)
- "A Boy Who Does Not Remember His Father" - in SmokeLong Quarterly (June 2018)
- "Ron” in Tin House (Spring 2018 Candy Issue)
- “End Grain” in The Iowa Review (Winter 2017/2018)
- “We Are Trying to Understand You” in TriQuarterly (Winter 2018)
- Writing Newsletter -
Welcome! Alone in a Room is my monthly writing newsletter, featuring craft musings, original writing prompts, what I'm reading and thinking about, upcoming events, and general inspirational/literary goodness! It's free to subscribe, and you'll receive the latest issue delivered direct to your inbox! (If you don't see it, make sure to check spam & promotions folders.)
- Recent News -
October 14, 2021: Two panels that Joy proposed and will be moderating - The Literary Ghost Story: The Power of Haunted Fiction and Wrangling the Beast: Playing with Structure in the First Novel - were selected as in-person events at the 2022 AWP conference, happening in Philadelphia in 2022. Joy was also chosen as a presenter for the Grub Street's 2022 Muse & The Marketplace conference.
October 6, 2021: Joy's short story "The Jackal" is up online at Conjunctions! Read it here!
September 2021: Joy's short story "Before" is forthcoming in The Lilac issue at The Fairy Tale Review.
August 2021: Joy's short story "The Jackal" is forthcoming in Conjunctions this fall!
July 2021: Joy attended the Sewanee Writers' Conference this summer as a Tennessee Williams scholars in fiction.
May 2021: Joy's short story "Ron" (first published in Tin House in 2018) will be reprinted in the fiction anthology In the Between: 21st Century Stories, out in 2022 from Persea Books, alongside stories by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Bryan Washington, Roxane Gay, Akhil Sharma, and others.
- Pioneer Valley Writers' Workshop -
In 2016, Joy founded Pioneer Valley Writers' Workshop, a literary arts organization and community based in Northampton MA (now completely virtual) - offering a wide array of writing workshops in all genres, literary readings & events, manuscript consulting services, and a Year-Long Manuscript Program. PVWW now has over forty talented author-instructors teaching virtually, as well as close to a hundred workshops and classes each season. It welcomes writers of all levels and genres.
- Connect -
- Upcoming Virtual Events -
Community Writing at Pioneer Valley Writers' Workshop
Ongoing: First Friday of Every Month (6 - 7:30pm EST)
Sustaining the Book-Length Project: Panel (moderator)
Sunday, Nov. 14 (4 - 5pm EST) @ PVWW (virtual)
Jennifer Fliss Book Launch (guest reader)
Sunday, Dec. 12 (7 - 8pm EST) @ Okay Donkey Press (virtual)
Writers On the Rise, @ Vermont Studio Center (featured writer)
Thursday, Dec. 16 (7 - 8pm EST)
- Alone in a Room: Newsletter -
Welcome! Alone in a Room is my monthly writing newsletter, featuring craft musings, original writing prompts, what I'm reading and thinking about, upcoming events, and general inspirational/literary goodness!