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Joe Costal

CHALLENGES FOR THE DELUSIONAL PART 2
Fiction Writer & Poet

Joe Costal fell in love with all things #Muse as one of the 2017 GrubStreet Visiting Writer scholarship winners. He is an Assistant Editor at Barrelhouse. His writing has appeared in dozens of magazines and journals, most recently in The Maine Review, Ponder Review, and Pif Magazine. His poetry will appear in the forthcoming anthology Challenges for the Delusional Part 2 by Diode Editions. Joe writes about books for Quirk Publishers in Philadelphia and teaches writing at Stockton University at the Jersey Shore, where he lives with his four children. His writing has also earned distinction from Painted Bride Quarterly, Rider University's Hispanic Writers Workshop, Wesleyan University, Black Heart Magazine and the Garden State Press Association. He is a first generation Cuban American who grew up in West New York, NJ.