Juke Joint Magazine

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Genres Published: 
Representative Authors: 
Christine Taylor, C.T. Salazar, Esteban Rodríguez, Jim Whiteside, Kate Gaskin, Gloria Muñoz
Reading Periods: 
Jan 1 to Apr 15
May 1 to Jul 15
Sep 1 to Dec 15
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
9 - 15
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Editorial Focus

“The juke joint has always been a place beyond the margin, somewhere along the line. Barrelhouses of the South, juke joints served as a place for sharecroppers & slaves to socialize & celebrate counterculture in a society marred by slavery and Jim Crow. Today, there are hardly any left, most of them in the Mississippi Delta. We aim to uphold this spirit of defiance, striving to find unconventional Southern (& non-Southern) voices in poetry.” —The Editors

Tips From the Editor

Send us your lyrical, your narrative, your found, your erased, your not-quite-sure-it's-a-poem poem(s). Read every day, if you can, & read past issues. If we don't jive with your work the first time around, take it in stride & try again. The process is so inherently fickle. Don't give up on your work or us. 

Contact Information

Dean Julius, Founding Editor
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Last updated: Mar 01, 2023