Lou Gaglia

Oneonta, NY

Author's Bio

Lou Gaglia is the author of Poor Advice (2015) and Sure Things & Last Chances (2016). His stories have appeared in a variety of literary journals. He teaches in upstate New York and is a long-time Wu Style T'ai Chi Ch'uan practitioner. http://lougaglia.com @lougaglia

Publications and Prizes

2 Bridges Review, Amsterdam Quarterly, Apocrypha and Abstractions, Bartleby Snopes, Blue Lake Review, Blueline, Breakwater Review, Calliope, Cobalt Review, Columbia Journal, Compose: A Journal of Simply Good Writing, Conceit Magazine, District Lit, Drunk Monkeys, Eclectica, Forge Journal, FreightTrain Magazine, Frigg Magazine, Grasslimb: A Journal of Art and Literature, Gravel, Halfway Down the Stairs, Hawai'i Review, Hobo Pancakes, Indigo Rising, JMWW, Knee-Jerk Magazine, Loch Raven Review, Lowestoft Chronicle, Main Street Rag, Menda City Review, Monkeybicycle, Newfound Journal, Niche Literary Magazine, Ostrich Review, Per Contra, Pithead Chapel, Prick of the Spindle, Prime Number Magazine, Rappahannock Review, Referential Magazine, Rio Grande Review, River River, Rougarou, Serving House Journal, Shark Reef, Sheepshead Review, Spilling Ink Review, Stickman Review, Stirring Literary Journal, Stymie Magazine, The Bicycle Review, The Brooklyner, The Corner Club Press, The Cortland Review, The Ear Hustler, The Foliate Oak Online Literary Magazine, The Legendary, The Oklahoma Review, The Penman Review, The Penmen Review, The Rose & Thorn, The Writing Disorder, Thrice Fiction, Toasted Cheese, Two Hawks Quarterly, Umbrella Factory Magazine, Untoward, Up the Staircase, Waccamaw
Prizes Won: 
2015 New Apple Award for short story fiction (Poor Advice and Other Stories). 2016 New York Book Festival Award for fiction (Poor Advice and Other Stories). Finalist: 2017 Next Generation Book Award: Sure Things and Last Chances (Short Story Fiction). Library Journal Self-e Select (Poor Advice and Other Stories). Second Place: storySouth Million Writers Award (2013) for "Hands", published by Waccamaw Journal. Nominee: 2011 storySouth Million Writers Award Nominee ("Poor Advice", published by Stirring). Nominee: 2016 storySouth Million Writers Award ("The Over-Thirty League", published by Rappahannock Review). Finalist--Jim Palmer Baseball Writing Prize (2013).

Personal Favorites

Favorite Books: 
East of Eden, War and Peace, You Know My Al, As I Lay Dying, The Sound and the Fury, And Never Said a Word, The Brothers Karamazov, The Grapes of Wrath
Favorite Authors: 
Ring Lardner, John Steinbeck, Leo Tolstoy, Katherine Anne Porter, Maxine Kumin, William Faulkner, Heinrich Boll, Kurt Vonnegut, Raymond Carver.

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Last updated: Dec 16, 2017