Archive for February, 2011

Erin Murphy’s “Slow Burn” Sizzles

Posted in journal updates with tags , , , on February 16, 2011 by Holly Huckeba

Tim and I are pleased to publish new work by Erin Murphy on Junk. When “Slow Burn” showed up in our inbox, all I wrote to Tim was, “Wow.” Fortunately, I gained enough vocabulary to write Erin back right away and tell her “Yes, we want it!”

Because Junk publishes monthly, we needed to be patient about delivering her story to you, but now that the time is upon us, we hope you agree that it was worth the wait.



Happy Valentine’s Day from the Editorial Staff at Junk

Posted in editor's corner with tags , , , on February 14, 2011 by Tim Elhajj

Fresh Fremont beer

Yesterday the editorial team met in funky Fremont (located on the planet Earth, as duly noted by the sign) to discuss this month’s issue of Junk, which is going to be a real treat. Trust us. We have something really special.

This sign, found on a Fremont sidewalk, pleased us for so many reasons. Its exuberance, its pointed note that the beer in question has only recently been brewed, its emphatic arrow. But most of all, its motto: Because Beer Matters. It’s just fermented malt with sugar and yeast, flavored with a little hops. But it matters.

This is how we feel about our little monthly nonfiction issues. Small and lovely, but they matter. Little valentines from us to you.

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