Joy Baglio




Joy Baglio (BAH - lee - oh) is a speculative-literary fiction writer, proud Leo, and Founder/Director of Pioneer Valley Writers’ Workshop. Her short stories have appeared in Tin House, ​American Short Fiction, Conjunctions, The Iowa Review, Gulf Coast, TriQuarterly, and elsewhere, and are forthcoming in The Missouri Review and The Fairy Tale Review. Joy’s fiction has been supported by scholarships, fellowships, and grants from Yaddo, The Elizabeth George Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Sewanee Writers' Conferences, The Speculative Literature Foundation, and Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing. She holds an MFA from The New School and is at work on a collection of short stories and a novel about ghosts. Joy lives, writes, and teaches in Northampton MA. She is represented by Peter Steinberg at Fletcher & Company.

Learn more about Joy on her website.

SESSION: Funding Your Writing: What Every Writer Should Know Before Applying for Project-Specific Grants

Does your writing project require you to travel for research, take a course, or spend time living abroad? Or do you maybe just need more writing time and the funds to support yourself while you work? This session is for writers of all genres and levels interested in learning more about the various project-specific grants and funding opportunities that exist. Through lecture, shared resources, and Q&A, we’ll cover numerous funding opportunities available, tips for tackling the project proposal, budgets, letters of reference, and more. Writers will leave with an abundance of handouts and resources.