Joseph Ponepinto

Fiction Writer

Author's Bio

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 & Prizes

2 Bridges Review
Apalachee Review
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Bull: Men's Fiction
Chaffin Journal
Connotation Press
Fiction Fix
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Midwest Literary Magazine
Mixed Fruit
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Prick of the Spindle
Prime Mincer
Soundings Review
Stymie Magazine
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The Lifted Brow (Australia)
The Stockholm Review of Literature
The Stoneslide Corrective
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Valparaiso Fiction Review
Prizes won: 

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

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus by Ludwig Wittgenstein

More Information

Gives readings: 
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Identifies as: 
White, Italian American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, LGBTQ, Disability, Incarcerated individuals, Seniors, Veterans
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Born in: 
New York City
Raised in: 
Bohemia, NY
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Last update: Sep 28, 2016