Born and raised in Montreal, Joe Bongiorno is an author and journalist. His fiction and creative nonfiction stories have appeared in places like Geist, Canadian Notes & Queries, Event, Exile, Broken Pencil, Freefall, and The Antigonish Review. He won Event Magazine's 2019 Speculative Writing Contest. His short stories have also been shortlisted for the Carter V Cooper Short Fiction Anthology Series as well as both the 2018 and 2019 Freefall Prose Contests. Joe is currently working on a novel as well as a short story collection.