Notices, Credits & Awards


© 2012-2021 By Joe Dworetzky

The writings and illustrations on these pages are protected by the intellectual property laws of the United States. A non-exclusive and revocable license is hereby granted to individual visitors of this website,  limited to personal use and enjoyment of these works for non-commercial purposes.


Many of the stories and illustrations on this site were first published in online and print journals.

The story Monopoly previous appeared under the title Bankrupt in Nantucket in the ABI Journal and on Points in Case under the title Little League Monopoly

Commuting With Gerta appeared in Short Humour.

The story The Defender is Guilded previously appeared in The Philadelphia Lawyer.

Path appeared in Stone Path Review.

The essay Shutterflies originally appeared in Issue 2 of CRANK.

The story In Bogota originally appeared in Outside In Literary and Travel Magazine and is included in the anthology Whereabouts: Stepping Out of Place.

Ordinary Life originally appeared in The Citron Review.

The story Goromi previously appeared in Cigale Literary Magazine under the title Kissing Goromi.

Sleep Apnea originally appeared in Folliate Oaks.

The story The Girl Who Did Not Know What To Be originally appeared in Fiction Vortex.

An audio version of Bed Time Story, read by Jay Duret and Emmy Duret, appeared on Storybud.

Neck Business appeared in Work Literary Magazine.

The Green Briar Review originally published Skipping Stones.

Friday Commute originally appeared in Boston Literary Magazine.

The poem Should Never first appeared in New Verse News.

The audio story, Iron Kingdom, performed by Jay Duret and Emmy Duret, originally appeared on Storybud.

Honeydipping appeared in Painted Bride Quarterly.

Bridalplasty appeared in the Gold Man Review.

Stinkwaves Magazine originally published Second Chances.

Painting the Shed appeared in the The Woven Tale Press.

Sushi appeared in Gargoyle Magazine

The illustrations “Play” “Footprints” “Good” “Headwinds” and “Dark Places” appeared in Stinkwaves Magazine

TheTechnology of Literary Fiction first appeared inThe Lowestoft Chronicle

The illustration “Sync” appeared on the cover of issue 84 of Red Fez.

The cartoon “Poet” appeared in the Fredericksburg Literary Review.

The story Riding Sidecar originally appeared in December Magazine

More than a hundred Jay’s political cartoons appear in political blog Graffitti authored by David Paul

The story Angel was originally published in issue #15 of Cleaver Magazine

Dozens of Joe’s political cartoons appeared in SFWeekly.

The cartoon Comfort was first published in The Florida Review.

Joe’s cartoon collection “On the Avenue” runs in The Chestnut Hill Local. Many of Joe’s social cartoons have appeared in The Marina Times,

The Peninsula Press and Local News Matters.

Big League originally appeared in bioStories. View PDF file here.

Joe’s journalism appears in a many papers and online sites. More than a hundred of his pieces are collected at

Bicentennial was first published in the Blue Lake Review and was a finalist for Big Fiction’s 2013 Knickerbocker Prize.

Smut originally appeared in the anthology Book Lovers Stories under the pen name Jay Xuret

The story Center City first appeared in Narrative Magazine

The story Amnio first appeared in Gumbo

Folliate Oak first published Sleep Apnea

Ashes was first published in Gambling the Aisle

The Milo Review initially published Up With the Baby

Bob Dead City published the poem Finny Chinook

Nom de Plume was first published in Neutrons/Protons


In 2022, Joe’s piece “Sins Invalid to stream performance about climate change and its impact on the disabled community,” was selected by The Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California chapter, for its 2021 Excellence in Journalism Awards in the category Arts & Culture (print/online small division) (2022).

In 2021, Joe’s story, “The Olympics for Creative People: Artist and futurist Ty Eckley has presented hundreds of medals to Burning Man participants” was awarded First Place for Online Features, Light Material by the San Francisco Press Club.

In 2020 Joe was a member of a team of student journalists who collaborated on a series of stories on homelessness. The series was a finalist for an award from IRE (Investigative Reporters & Editors) in the Student (Large) category. One of those stories was Project Roomkey, the Golden State’s grand experiment.

The Committee Room selected Joe’s story “Ordinary Life,” previously published by The Citron Review, as its June 2013 Story of the Month. The accompanying interview contains some of Joe’s ideas on writing and literature.

April 2014, the blog, A Short Read a Day, featured Joe’s story “Up With the Baby” originally published in The Milo Review.

In 2014, 2015, and 2020, The Necklace Factory awarded Joe a Burning Man Award of Excellence for artwork and storytelling at Burning Man. These are the medals he received:

Joe’s story about the Necklace Factory Awards was published in August 2020 by Local News Matters.  A copy of it is here.


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