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Coaching Session with Joy

1-Hour Coaching Session with Joy Baglio

  • 1 h
  • From 400 US dollars
  • Zoom Call

Class Description

After purchasing a session, your editor / coach will reach out to you (via the email address you provided upon checkout) within seven days in order to schedule your session. All 2-hour sessions can be used for editing, coaching, or a combination of both! For details on page counts and options, return to our website's Editing / Coaching page! ABOUT JOY BAGLIO CONSULTS ON: Short fiction, flash fiction, novel, memoir, genre fiction, speculative fiction, publication & submissions process, querying / agents, concepting/outlining AREAS OF INTEREST: As a former literary magazine editor, I'm constantly reading and assessing short fiction on both a micro level (word choice, grammar, syntax, sentence-level mechanics, etc) and a macro level (characters, plot, story logic, big-picture themes and ideas), and I bring this same attention to craft to my one-on-one consulting work. I love dissecting stories from a technical, craft-based perspective in order to help writers understand what's working, what could be working better, and what the story is trying to be. I love a wide array of styles and genres, though I'm particularly drawn to speculative fiction as well as writing that boldly embraces plot, stakes, and has some sense of innovation, daring, and risk-taking to it. I also love helping writers better understand the world of literary magazines and the process of submitting their work, as well as all the other aspects of publishing and career. BIO: Joy Baglio is the founder and director of Pioneer Valley Writers' Workshop. Her short stories have appeared widely, in journals such as The Missouri Review, Tin House, American Short Fiction, Conjunctions, The Iowa Review, TriQuarterly, Gulf Coast, and elsewhere. Recent honors include fellowships and residencies from Yaddo, The Elizabeth George Foundation, Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Sewanee Writers' Conference, The Speculative Literature Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, Ragdale, Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing, and The Kerouac Project. Joy holds an MFA from The New School and is represented by Peter Steinberg at United Talent Agency (UTA). In additional to her role at PVWW, she has served on admission boards at Bread Loaf Writers Conference and Vermont Studio Center, as an associate editor for the literary magazine West Branch (where she is currently a contributing editor), and a fellowship judge for Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing. Find her online at

Cancellation Policy

Get in touch with your coach / editor if you'd like to change the date of a scheduled session. Session dates can be changed if your coach / editor is notified at least 48 hours in advance. Refunds are available only if work with coach / editor has not yet begun (this includes any time spent by editor on pages) and must be requested within two weeks of purchase. If requested within two weeks of purchase and no part of the coaching / editing package or session has been used, we will issue a full refund, minus a 10% transaction fee (this is a non-refundable fee that we would otherwise be charged). If you request a refund after two weeks from the date of purchase and/or after work with/by coach / editor has begun, we cannot offer any credit or refund. If you are absent on the day of a scheduled session or miss it for any reason, we are unable to offer any kind of refund, credit, or rescheduling. For questions, please get in touch with Joy at

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