Upcoming Publications

Thimble Literary and Arts Magazine, December 2022,  "Variations on the Word Mother  (with thanks to Margaret Atwood)"

Green House Literary  Magazine, October 2022 "Unlikely Things." 


Wild Roof Journal March 2022  "The Rope Line:

Smoky Blue Literary Arts Magazine, March 1 2022, Issue #16 "The Widow's Song" and "Shape Shifting" and "My Messy Self"

Griffel, January 2022, “Why Stars Twinkle and Planets Don’t”

Pine Row Poetry, Pine Row Press, December 2021, “Heisenberg Ice Storms” 

Meat for Tea: The Valley Review, Vol 15 Issue 4, December 2021, “Riding the ‘41” and “Racing Against the Rain, and Finding Forrest Gump.” 

The Bookends Review, Sept 17 2021, “Ten Seconds On The Santa Monica Pier, Long Past Midnight” 

Gyroscope Review, Summer 2021 Issue, “Wildfire Entropy”

The Scriblerus, 2021 Spring Issue, “Kalahari Skies”

The Elevation Review, May 2021 Issue, “At the Goodwill, At Umpqua.” 

Plainsongs Poetry Magazine, Corpus Callosum Press, Summer 2021 Issue, “Two Girls In Montana”

The Halcyone Literary Review, Black Mountain Press, Fall 2021 Issue, “Uvite Ko”

Sad Girls Club, December 16, 2020, “Beansidhe Damhsa”

Wild Roof Journal, January 2021, “A Failure of Courage” 

Poetic Bond X Anthology, 2021, Willowdown Books, “Looking Out The Upstairs Window,” and “Post Hoc”

Happy to announce....

The editor of "Poetic Bond X" offered this commentary about my work in that anthology in a Press Release:  "Judith Mikesch McKenzie’s “Post Hoc” moves from refrain to refrain, like an echoing prayer, looking to the future, each negative word ‘poisoned’ ‘twisted’ ‘wounds’ countered by a positive ‘spring’ ‘sing’ ‘hearts’, a concise, beautiful poem. In “Looking Out the Upstairs Window” the longing to be outside is palpable, but when imagination does reign, Judith lets loose like a warrior before resting again to a whisper. Sweeping and uplifting." Like any writer, I'm grateful and elated to receive such commentary. To see the works, see the "All Publications" page for a link to "Poetic Bond X" 

So happy to announce that my piece "A Matter of Rocks" won in the top ten for the Tillie Olsen Short Story Contest, and was one of two semifinalists published in the July issue of the Tishman Review.  

Link to the pdf of the magazine here:  

The Tishman Review

UPDATE:  The Tishman Review (like many nonprofits) had to close their doors recently, so the link above no longer active.

The story published there up for a reprint soon - more info as available.