FICTION WRITER • EDITOR • EDUCATOR
JOY BAGLIO (pronounced 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, TriQuarterly, New Ohio Review, PANK, SmokeLong Quarterly, F(r)iction, and are forthcoming in Gulf Coast. She's the recipient of scholarships, fellowships, and grants from Yaddo, Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, The Vermont Studio Center, 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 a writing instructor at Grub Street in Boston, Founder/Director of Pioneer Valley Writers' Workshop, and former Associate Fiction Editor at Bucknell University's literary magazine West Branch. She's at work on a collection of short stories and a novel about identity, origins, marine scientists, and the ocean.
She's 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 -
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!
December 11: Joy's Q&A with Kelly Link, for Poets&Writers, is in the current Jan/Feb 2020 issue of the magazine, and up online!
October 31: Joy's short story, "Belly of the Beast" - about transformations, monsters, and being swallowed alive - is out today at American Short Fiction as the November web exclusive!
October 27 - November 22: Joy was in residence at Vermont Studio Center, on full fellowship, working on her novel and short story collection.
September 5 - 27: Joy was in residence at Yaddo, working on her novel and short story collection.
August 21: Joy's story "Box of Ghosts" made the 2019 Flash Fiction Contest shortlist at The Master's Review.
August 5: Joy has been awarded a Vermont Studio Center Fellowship and will be in residency at VSC for four weeks this fall (10/27 - 11/22)!
July 10: Joy was a panelist at an event hosted by Western New England University's MFA program addressing life post-MFA.