The Junket is an online quarterly featuring essays, short fiction and poetry. Founded in 2011, it exists as an excuse for writing: to justify the graft of its making, and indulge the mischief it continues to make. Most contributors are directly commissioned, but the editors will also consider submissions of no more than 2000 words of prose or 100 lines of poetry, which should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. We regret that we are unable to respond to all submissions.
From the Archive
The corridor that leads to the old incinerator is cold and the floor holds a thin film of water. There is a pile of scrap metal — including several dismantled children’s bikes — in the centre of… Read article
For as long as I have wanted to be a writer, I have been on the verge of giving up writing. In the last five years alone, I have made time not to write: a collaborative prose ramble around London’s … Read article
There’s a dirty little game to pass the time in libraries. It takes two or more participants, an interest in foreign spines and a nose for the obscure. One player shuffles off for a stroll in the … Read article
My friend the artist once told me an anecdote – an illustrative story – about a captain of the emergency forces, in the days of our relative youth. He, the artist, had come to show me some proofs … Read article
From the Current Issue
History began in a library. The earliest known collections of writing were found near the Sumerian city of Nippur in modern-day Iraq, and for many scholars these earliest libraries mark the beginning … Read article
Number of Players Required: 2+ Recommended Age: -30 weeks plus Players Will Need: Time Mouths Pencil and paper for scoring (optional) PreparationThe postures, gestures and facial expression… Read article
I was engaged to be married once, and then I wasn’t. An ordinary calamity, but pretty personally memorable. I’d expected to feel bereft, and I did, but the grubby embarrassment was a surprise. It … Read article
RT @Tomwmarks: Should a fully grown man love the Monkees? @TimSmith_Laing does: http://t.co/oOHphEyMa5 @the_junket
2nd October 2015 10:29am
Junket for your lunchtime perusal? Here's a deft and disturbing history of the Etch A Sketch by @hyenapetticoat - http://t.co/un5BfKwr5P
1st October 2015 12:45pm
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