Saturday, September 22, 2012

Juked literary journal seeks short stories and poems

Juked (1) to be fooled or purposely mislead. That nigga juked me. He said he was gonna pay me back, but he didn't. (2) To be screwed over. To be disappointed with an outcome of a situation. I'm so juked that I got a parking ticket. (3) To be tricked or baffled in a way relating to or involving sound. The beginning of the song jukes you  it starts all soft, but it really turns into a hard rock anthem during the refrain. (From the Urban Dictionary)

Juked (4) an outstanding literary journal (and they don’t mind writers with a sense of humour). Here’s what the editors have to say:

“In publication since 1999, we are an independent journal that appears online as well as in annual print issues.  We don’t adhere to any particular themes or tastes, but some people tell us they see one, so who knows.  Pieces published in Juked have been anthologized in W.W. Norton’s New Sudden Fiction, Best New Poets, Dzanc Books’ Best of the Web, and elsewhere.

“If you like what you read here, and you have something that’s more or less up our alley, send it to us via our 
Submission Manager. There are no limits on word count for prose — we like stories of all sizes, so long as the colors fit.  Send us one piece at a time, regardless of length.  For poetry, send a maximum of five poems.

“We encourage simultaneous submissions, but please withdraw your work promptly if it has been accepted elsewhere. (To withdraw single poems, email us at  Previously published material, we are sorry to say, will not be considered.

“Your work will always remain yours; we ask only for first- and one-time and archival rights.  That means we use your work once, and then we place it lovingly into our

“We do not yet pay our contributors with hard currency, but are hopeful that will change sometime in the future.

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  1. Brian, that first line in the intro paragraph shocked me & I hope it will be removed!

  2. Patricia, The definitions are from the Urban Dictionary. "That nigga juked me," would be an example of what one black guy might say to another.


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