Reynold Junker

Reynold Junker’s writing credits include, among others, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine. His short story “The Volunteers” was later included in the anthology of Hitchcock’s personal favorites, Tales To Make You Quake And Quiver. He has had work accepted for publication by America, U.S. Catholic, Crannog (Ireland), Italian-Americana, Feile-Festa, West Marin Review, VIA-Voices In Italian Americana, The Herald (Portsmouth,UK), Flash Frontier (New Zealand), Skive Magazine (Australia), Ky Story (Christmas anthology), East Coast Literary Review, Bethlehem Writers Roundtable, Hippocampus, Emerge Literary Journal, and 50-Word Stories.

His U.S. Catholic story, “Dancing With The Jesuits,” was awarded first place in the Catholic Press Association’s Best Short Story category for 2008. Likewise, his story “The Accordionist and the Sparrow” was awarded first place in the Marin California Writers Group’s fiction competition for 2012; his story “The Test” was awarded Honorable Mention in the Tuscany Press 2013 international short story competition; his story “Yesterday Perhaps” was awarded Honorable Mention in the Short Story America 2013 international short story competition; and his story “One Day” was short listed for the eyelands (Greece) 2014 International Short Story Contest Award.

Subway Music , his memoir about growing up Italian and Catholic in Brooklyn, New York, was awarded first prize in the Life Stories category of the 16th Annual Writer’s Digest International Self-Published Book Awards competition.

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