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Laurie Woodum’s Amazing story, “Grace”

Posted in journal updates with tags , , , , on May 14, 2011 by Tim Elhajj

This months’ story came to us through the grapevine. Someone from my writing group saw the story where it first appeared on Laurie Woodum’s blogI see paradise, and let me know. And I’m so pleased she did. Grace is an amazing story. It’s beautiful and haunting, one of those startling revelations we sometimes get,  when we least expect it. Enjoy.

Quiescence by Leslie F. Miller

Posted in journal updates with tags , , , , on April 17, 2011 by Editors

April is National Poetry Month in the United States. To celebrate, we offer a poem from Leslie F. Miller. Her work is somehow both surprising and intimate. We think you’ll love it. You should know that she created Quiescence from words suggested by her Facebook friends. Amazing.

We’re very proud to present it.

Also note that Leslie is an accomplished photographer. Her photo “box” accompanies her poem.

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.


New Junk Essay: Detox by Barry Grass

Posted in journal updates with tags , , , , , , on January 20, 2011 by Tim Elhajj

We have something really special this month from Barry Grass.

When we began discussing what we wanted from Junk, what sort of themes it ought to tackle, the editorial staff here in the lofty heights of Junk Headquarters had hoped to offer readers something different. Something about addiction you can’t find anywhere else. So when Barry’s lyrical essay showed up in our inbox, we were pleased. And there was much rejoicing. You think addiction is all about the addict, but that’s just not true. Never was. Like a pebble tossed into the lake, like a crack in windshield, addiction races outward, in ever increasing circles and fissures.

From the point of view of the virtuous professionals that keep the wheels turning in Detox, this month’s story opens our Winter 2011 issue.

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