Joe De Quattro

Bio: 

Joe De Quattro is an American fiction writer and 2023 nominee for The Best American Short Stories for "The Thief of Oakland Hills", published in issue 76 of Bayou Magazine, Fall 2022. Other fiction has appeared recently in Beloit Fiction JournalThe Carolina Quarterly, The Los Angeles Review, Adelaide Literary MagazineMystery Tribune, The Writing Disorder, Five2One MagazinePennsylvania Literary JournalTurnrow and Carve. His first fiction publication, "Angus in Extremis", appeared in San Francisco's Oyster Boy Review and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. In 2015, Joyce Carol Oates selected his story "What Things, These Things, Stir the Heart" as a finalist for december magazine's Curt Johnson Fiction Award. He has an MFA in Fiction from Bennington College, and has taught writing at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, CA, and at Suffolk University in Boston, MA.  

Publications & Presentations: 

FICTION PUBLICATION

  • “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

POETRY PUBLICATION

  • “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

WRITING AWARD NOMINATIONS

  • 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"