Dunedin launch for JAAM 32

At the very same time that JAAM 32: Shorelines will be launched at the JAAM Jam in Wellington (well, actually starting half an hour earlier) Dunedinites will be launching it in their fair city. Guest editor Sue Wootton and several of the fine contributors hail from Dunedin, so it’s appropriate they’ll launching it there too.

If you’re down that way and want to head along, as it says below, it’s on Saturday 15 November at 5.30, at The Inch Bar, 8 Banks Street, North East Valley.

Dunedin launch for JAAM 32

JAAM 32 launch and JAAM Jam: LitCrawl Wellington

LitCrawlIn less than two weeks Wellington is going to be overtaken by literary events when LitCrawl Wellington 2014 hits town – and JAAM is joining in! We’re going to be hosting a JAAM Jam, and then we decided, hey, let’s launch JAAM 32: Shorelines, edited by Sue Wootton, at the same time.

JAAM-32-front-coverCome along and be delighted by exciting new writing from the diverse authors of JAAM literary magazine and celebrate the launch of JAAM 32. Our readers will entertain you with their poetry, short stories and creative non-fiction. Something for every New Zealand lit lover to enjoy. Featuring: Janis Freegard, Tim Jones, Anahera Gildea, Cordelia Black and John-Paul Powley.

Copies of JAAM 32 will be on sale for $20 (cash or cheque only) and we’ll have copies of earlier issues of JAAM available for $10.

The JAAM Jam is on Saturday 15 November, 6 pm until 6.45 pm, 17 Tory (formerly 19 Tory) 17 Tory Street, Wellington.

You can join the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/654151564698113/, and find out more about the other LitCrawl events, and download a programme, on the LitCrawl website.

Because Sue Wootton and several of the contributors to JAAM 32 hail from Dunedin, there will be a concurrent launch down there. More details about that when they come to hand.



JAAM 32 is coming




Submissions closed for JAAM 32

Thanks to everyone who has submitted – and there were lots of you! We’ll be in touch soon.

Less than a week until the deadline for JAAM 32

If you want to submit work to JAAM 32, you’d better get a move on! The deadline is the end of March, which is next Monday. Read the call for submissions before you submit: http://jaam.net.nz/2014/01/06/call-for-submissions-jaam-32-shorelines/.

Thanks to all the people who have submitted already. We’ll be in touch with you soon.

Call for submissions – JAAM 32: Shorelines

Submissions are now open for issue 32 of JAAM literary journal.

Sue Wootton

Sue Wootton

For this issue we are shifting south, and are delighted that Dunedinite Sue Wootton is our guest editor for our 2014 issue. Sue is probably best known as a poet – she has published three collections of poetry, most recently By Birdlight (Steele Roberts, 2011), and has won awards for her poems. But she’s also an experienced prose writer. Her ebook of three short stories, The Happiest Music on Earth, was published in 2012 and her children’s book, Cloudcatcher, came out in 2010. Sue has twice been a runner up in the BNZ Katherine Mansfield short story awards, has been a finalist in the Sunday Star Times and Royal Society of New Zealand Manhire Prize short story competitions, and has won the Aoraki Literary Festival short story prize.

The theme for JAAM 32 is ‘shorelines’, and Sue welcomes submissions that consider this theme from any angle, loosely, or not at all.

JAAM publishes poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, essays, photography and other artwork. Please don’t send simultaneous submissions, more than six poems or more than three prose submissions.

JAAM prefers emailed submissions. Send to jaammagazine@yahoo.co.nz, using ‘JAAM submission’ (or similar) in your subject line, so we know it’s not spam. Include your submission(s) in the body of your email. If you have particular formatting, you can also include your submissions in an attachment (.doc, .rtf, .pdf or any image file type is ok for images).

If you don’t have email, you can post submissions to:

PO Box 25239
Wellington 6146
New Zealand

Make sure you include a stamped self-addressed envelope for reply.

The deadline for submissions is 31 March 2014, and JAAM 32 will be published in or around September 2014.

JAAM 31 launch party

Subscribers, contributors and friends … come along and help us to celebrate the launch of the latest issue of JAAM magazine.

The cover of JAAM 31


JAAM 31: the 2013 issue is being launched on Friday, November 15th at 19 Tory Street, Wellington, at 6 pm.

Come share a drink and listen to taster readings of the exciting contents by some of the talented writers in JAAM 31.

JAAM 31 will be on sale for $20.

For more information about JAAM 31, check out the media release. And to join the Facebook event, click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/597218377000998/

We hope to see you there!


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