Joy Baglio is a writer living in Northampton, MA. Her short fiction is forthcoming in Tin House in spring 2018 and appeared recently in The Iowa Review, TriQuarterly, Tin House's The Open Bar, the New Ohio Review, PANK, and F(r)iction. She's also a freelance editor, Grub Street writing instructor, Associate Fiction Editor at West Branch, and founder of Pioneer Valley Writers' Workshop, where she frequently teaches. She is currently working on her first novel.
- Recent News -
January 16, 2018: Joy joins West Branch as Associate Editor.
January 15, 2018: Joy's short story "We Are Trying to Understand You" - about sentient AI and the last woman on earth - is in the current issue of TriQuarterly (153| Winter/Spring 2018).
January 8, 2018: Joy received a generous grant from The Elizabeth George Foundation to complete her novel, HOW TO SURVIVE ON LAND.
January 4, 2018: Joy's short story "End Grain" appears in the Winter 2017/2018 issue of The Iowa Review!
December 29, 2017: Joy was interviewed by Beetle Press about the writing school she founded, Pioneer Valley Writers' Workshop.
November 27, 2017: Joy is the recipient of the 2017 Gulliver Travel Research Grant, from The Speculative Literature Foundation.
October 29, 2017: Joy was interviewed by Joan Axelrod-Contrada of Write Angles Conference about her process, upcoming projects, and what she'll be presenting at the conference on 11/18.
October 18, 2017: Joy was a featured reader in Ditmas Lit's monthly reading series, at Hinterlands Bar in Brooklyn.
September 27, 2017: Joy's short story "We Are Trying to Understand You" is accepted for publication at TriQuarterly.
August, 2017: Joy is a guest editor at Storychord this fall.
August 27, 2017: "How to Survive on Land" is nominated for a 2017 Best of the Net Award by Menacing Hedge
July 9-16, 2017: Joy studied with Aimee Bender at Tin House's Summer Workshop in Portland, OR.
June 21, 2017: Joy's short story, "Ron," is accepted for publication in Tin House's spring 2018 issue, themed "Candy."
May 8, 2017: Joy was a finalist for scholarships from both Tin House and Bread Loaf.
May 3, 2017: Joy's short story "Night Circus" (published in PANK) makes Wigleaf's Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions of 2017 list.
Joy is a semi-finalist in the American Short(er) Fiction Contest.
April 9, 2017: Joy's short story "How to Survive on Land" (first published in New Ohio Review in fall 2016) appears as a re-print in the spring 2017 issue of Menacing Hedge.