Joseph Ponepinto is the co-Publisher and Fiction Editor of Tahoma Literary Review and the former Book Reviews Editor for The Los Angeles Review. His 2015 book, Curtain Calls: A Novel of the Great War, was called “a winning novel” by Kirkus Reviews. His short stories have been published in dozens of literary journals in the U.S. and abroad. A New York native, Joe has lived in many locations around the country, and now writes in Washington State, where he lives with his wife, Dona, and Henry the coffee-drinking dog. He was (in no particular order) a journalist, a short order cook, a mayoral assistant, a chauffeur, a small business owner, a stock boy, an adjunct college instructor, and a few other things before turning to fiction writing. He holds an MFA from the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts.
Publications and Prizes
2 Bridges Review, Apalachee Review, Bacopa Literary Review, Bull: Men's Fiction, Chaffin Journal, Connotation Press, Fiction Fix, Fugue, Lumina, Midwest Literary Magazine, Mixed Fruit, New Plains Review, Palimpsest, Passager, Prick of the Spindle, Prime Mincer, Soundings Review, Stymie Magazine, The Lifted Brow (Australia), The Los Angeles Review, The Stockholm Review of Literature, The Stoneslide Corrective, The Summerset Review , Tiferet, 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