Joe Ponepinto is the Co-Publisher, with Kelly Davio, of Tahoma Literary Review, a professional pay literary journal. He is author of the short story collection The Face Maker and other stories of obsession, available on Amazon in print and Kindle formats.
Joe is the former Book Review Editor for The Los Angeles Review. His work has been published in dozens of literary journals. He is a graduate of the MFA program at the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts, where he studied under award-winning authors including David Wagoner, Bruce Holland Rogers, Kathleen Alcalá and Carolyne Wright. Joe was a journalist, political speechwriter and business owner before turning to writing full time. He’s looking forward to moving to the northwest in 2014.
Publications and Prizes
Apalachee Review, Bacopa Literary Review, Bull: Men's Fiction, Chaffin Journal, Connotation Press, Fiction Fix, Lumina, Midwest Literary Magazine, Mixed Fruit, Palimpsest, Passager, Prick of the Spindle, Prime Mincer, Soundings Review, Stymie Magazine, The Lifted Brow (Australia), The Los Angeles Review, The Summerset Review , Valparaiso Fiction Review, Vestal Review
Winner of the 2011 Springfed Arts Writers Contest (Michigan) in fiction.
Finalist in Black Lawrence Press’s 2011 St. Lawrence Book Award contest for a short story collection.
Midwest Literary Magazine Distinction Award for Fiction, June 2011