Welcome to Juke!

Juke is a sandbox masquerading as an arts journal. It’s an experimental outlet for myself, Tonya Morton (hi!), and for a few friends whose work I’ve always admired and enjoyed. We started as a group of four: me, Damon Falke, Ned Mudd and Paul Vlachos. But we’re steadily adding new voices—Tabby Ivy, Wes Kline, and Anthony Head, to name a few from the last couple months.

As a group we are writers, photographers, artists and musicians. We use Juke as a platform to dabble in all those forms, and we’re planning to branch out into videography and podcasting too. In short, we’re going to play around and create things, which is considerably more fun with a community of readers to give us feedback.

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Subscribe to get full access to the newsletter and website. We’re planning to maintain a bi-weekly posting schedule, so you will have the pleasure of our company often enough to (hopefully) enjoy what you read, but not so often that you’ll get sick of us.

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Juke is looking for unpublished…

*Essays

*Fiction

*Poetry

*Photography

*History

*Art

*Music

*Ephemera

Send short pieces/art/music via email to tonyajuke@gmail.com. For longer pieces (over 1500 words) send a one-paragraph description/explanation. We’ll try to respond in a normal human timeframe.

Contributors are paid, albeit poorly, from the pool of subscription funds. You’ll retain all rights to your own work, and we won’t sell your soul to anybody without telling you first.

But before you submit! Make sure your submissions are well-edited and out of the ordinary—ideally without being precious or impenetrable. Write for an adult, non-academic audience.

No bullshit and, please, no advertising—unless it’s ironic advertising.

If you want to lie, do it well. The truth is also acceptable. But we can’t afford any attorneys, so change the names if you’re telling some really juicy truths.

Basically, don’t take stuff too seriously. But don’t NOT take it seriously either. Does that make sense?

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People

Tonya Morton
Writer. Editor. Publisher. Compulsively inquisitive. Yes, I want to hear your weird story.
Paul Vlachos
Paul Vlachos is a writer, photographer and filmmaker. He was born in New York City, where he currently lives. He is the author of “The Space Age Now,” released in 2020, “Breaking Gravity,” in 2021, and the just-released “Exit Culture.”
Tabby Ivy
Tabby Ivy is a painter living in Bigfork, Montana. Painting came to her late in life. Her studio is in a converted golf cart garage. It is a sanctuary for painting and reading her vast collection of art books. www.tabbyivy.com
Wes Kline
Filmmaker, photographer and artist working in Sarasota, FL. www.weskline.com
Jodie Meyn
Theatre and entertainment nerd and critic, reader of a decent amount of books, former English and Drama teacher, funny and disheveled mother, jack of many trades, master of none.
Rebekah Wilkins-Pepiton
Rebekah Wilkins-Pepiton is a multi-disciplinary artist, art educator, and lover of the outdoors. She lives in Washington State. More about her work can be found on her website: www.bekawp.com
Ned Mudd
Ned Mudd resides in Alabama where he engages in interspecies communication, rock collecting, and frequent cloud watching. He is the author of The Adventures of Dink and DVD (a space age comedy). Some of Ned’s best friends are raccoons.
Damon Falke
Damon Falke is the author of, among other works, The Scent of a Thousand Rains, Now at the Uncertain Hour, By Way of Passing, and Koppmoll (film). He lives in northern Norway.
Anthony Head
Anthony Head has a checkered history, but he writes mostly about Texas these days. His latest book, Texas Dives: Enduring Neighborhood Bars of the Lone Star State (Texas A&M Press) came out July 2022. Visit: wedhedbooks.square.site
Matt Layne
Poet, librarian, raconteur; Matt Layne has been poking hornet's nests and looking under rocks for lizards and snakes since he was knee-high to a peanut peg.
Russell Rowland
Author of five novels, a non-fiction narrative, Fifty-Six Counties: A Montana Journey, and co-editor of an anthology, West of 98: Living and Writing the New American West.
Noelle Kocot
My ninth book of poetry, ASCENT OF THE MOTHERS, will be out from Wave Books in 2023.