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 forthcoming in Tin House and The Iowa Review and has appeared recently in Tin House's Flash Fridays, the New Ohio Review, PANK, and F(r)iction, where she was the winter 2016 flash fiction contest winner for her story "The Forgiveness Machine." Recently her short stories have received recognition in The Wigleaf Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions of 2017, the 2016 Ploughshares' Emerging Writer's Contest (runner-up/Honorable Mention), and NYC Midnight's Short Story Challenge (4th place). She was a finalist for the 2017 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. Joy has taught writing and English since 2008 and has been an editor and reader for a number of literary magazines, including Conjunctions, Slice, and Lit. She currently lives in Northampton, MA and is the founder of Pioneer Valley Writers' Workshop, a writing school that offers one-day and multi-week workshops in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. She's interested in voice-driven stories with ferocious, vivid language. She is currently at work on both a collection of short stories and her first novel. Follow her on twitter at @JoyBaglio.