Joy Baglio holds an MFA from The New School and a BFA from Bard College, where she was awarded the Mary McCarthy Award in Writing. A native of Buffalo NY, she's lived in NYC for nearly a decade, where she taught high school English and tutored writing. Her short fiction is featured in Tin House (spring 2018) and has appeared recently in The Iowa Review, TriQuarterly, Tin House's Flash Fridays, New Ohio Review, PANK, and F(r)iction, where she was the winter 2016 flash fiction contest winner for her story "The Forgiveness Machine." In support of her novel-in-progress, she has received grants from The Elizabeth George Foundation and The Speculative Literature Foundation, and her short stories have received recognition in The Wigleaf Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions of 2017, the 2016 Ploughshares' Emerging Writer's Contest (Honorable Mention), and NYC Midnight's Short Story Challenge (4th place). In 2017, she was a finalist for the Kathy Fish Fellowship from Smokelong Quarterly, a semi-finalist in the American Short(er) Fiction contest, and a finalist for scholarships from Tin House and Bread Loaf. Recently she joined West Branch as Associate Fiction Editor. Joy currently lives in Northampton, MA and is the founder of Pioneer Valley Writers' Workshop, an arts organization that offers one-day and multi-week workshops in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. She's interested in voice-driven stories with ferocious, vivid language, often in the speculative and fabulist veins. She is currently at work on both a collection of short stories and her first novel. Follow her on twitter at @JoyBaglio.