Joe De Quattro


Joe De Quattro is an American fiction writer. His short stories have been published most recently in Italian AmericanaBayou Magazine, Beloit Fiction JournalThe Carolina Quarterly, The Los Angeles Review, Pennsylvania Literary Journal, Carve, Turnrow, Adelaide Literary Magazine, and Mystery Tribune, among others. His fiction has received nominations for The Best American Short Stories and a Pushcart Prize. MFA in Fiction, Bennington College.

Publications & Presentations: 


  • "Following Calvino" Italian Americana, Vol. 42, No. 1-2, Summer 2024
  • “The Thief of Oakland Hills” Bayou Magazine, No. 76, 2022
  • “Gift of Youth” The Ganga Review, 2022
  • “A Daphne” Beloit Fiction Journal Vol. 32, March 2019
  • “What Things, These Things, Stir the Heart” Adelaide Literary No. 19, Winter 2018
  • “Still Life With Stalin” Mystery Tribune No. 7, Fall 2018
  • “Swimming in Mercury” Terror House Magazine, July 2018
  • “The Muslim Car” The Los Angeles Review, June 2017
  • “Manhattan: An Interview” Five2One Magazine Issue 13, August 2016
  • “Rubric for Getting Up in the Morning” The Writing Disorder, Summer 2015
  • “Verschränkung” Pennsylvania Literary Journal Vol. 7, No. 2, Summer 2015
  • “Exits” Zahir: A Journal of Speculative Fiction Issue 20, Fall 2009
  • “Something Hard and Bright” Turnrow Magazine Vol. 3, No. 2, 2004    
  • “A Day in the Life of Michael Burns” Carve Magazine Vol. 5, No. 2, 2004        
  • “The Last Cigarette in New York” Carve Magazine Vol. 4, No. 4, 2003  
  • “Sonata” The Carolina Quarterly Vol. 53, No. 2, 2001    
  • “Over in Kew Gardens” The Washington Review Vol. 26, No. 5, 2001    
  • “Angus in Extremis” Oyster Boy Review No. 12, 2000


  • “Leaf’s Folly” Grey Sparrow Journal, Spring 2015
  • “Reading a Poem by Bukowski and Deciding I’m Done with Everything” Pif Magazine, October 2014
  • “Potholes”, “Vitality in Nature”, “Brooklyn, America” Verse-Virtual, September 2014


  • The Best American Short Stories, 2023, Nomination, "The Thief of Oakland Hills"
  • Curt Johnson Fiction Award, 2015, Finalist, "What Things, These Things, Stir the Heart"
  • Pushcart Prize, 2001, Nomination, "Angus in Extremis"