Writings


“The English Teacher”
Story, published in Prairie Schooner, Spring 2016

“Transfer Station”
Story, published in Ploughshares, Spring 2013
Winner of the Alice Hoffman Prize for Fiction
Nominated for Pushcart Prize

“Dolphins”
Story, published in The Gettysburg Review, Spring 2013

“Other People’s Love Letters”
Essay, published in Good Housekeeping, February 2013

“Hard Things”
Story, published in Colorado Review, Fall/Winter 2012

“The Way I Saw the World Then”
Story, published in The Missouri Review, Winter 2009
Cited as distinguished by The Best American Short Stories 2010

"Mr. Nice Guy”
Story, published in the American Literary Review, Spring 2009

"I Love You With All My Heart, Such As It Is”
Story, published in The Carolina Quarterly, Winter 2007

"What I Feared"
Essay, published in The Subway Chronicles: Scenes from Life in New York, August 2006

“The Stoop-Sitters”
Story, published in Philly Fiction, 2006

“Like Two People Who Have Never Met”
Story, published in Calyx, Winter 2003

"Northeast Philly Girls"
Story, published in The Hudson Review, Spring 2002 & reprinted in Writes of Passage: Coming-of-Age Stories and Memoirs from The Hudson Review, Spring 2008
Pushcart Prize nominee
“[Juska] got it right, every last inch of the whole experience: the Catholic icons, the gel-sticky bangs, the claustrophobia—details unchanging through the decades and transcending even their geography, even though they're totally and unmistakably Philly.” — Philadelphia Weekly

"Somewhere Else, Maine"
Story, published in Harvard Review, Fall 2001

“Sundays with Melody”
Story, published in Berkeley Fiction Review, Summer 2001

“Feeding Grief”
Story, published in Black Warrior Review, Winter 2000

“The Test”
Story, published in The Seattle Review, Winter 2000