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Juke Joint is published three times a year: April, August, & December.


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 slaves & sharecroppers to socialize & celebrate counterculture in a society marred by Jim Crow & institutionalized hate. Today, there is hardly a handful left, most of them in the Mississippi Delta.

We uphold this spirit of defiance, searching especially for underserved, unconventional, Southern (& non-Southern) voices in poetry & art. Send us your lyrical, your narrative, your found, your erased, your not-quite-sure-what-it-is.

Submissions & other correspondence should be sent to:

Why "Juke Joint"?

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