JAAM just in time for Christmas

front cover jaam 33JAAM 33 is out! Subscribers and contributors can expect their copies to turn up in their mailboxes any moment now. It’s at Unity Books Wellington, and will be appearing in the other bookshops that stock JAAM really soon.

Edited by Kiri Piahana-Wong and Rosetta Allan, it features writers from around the country, from the eminent (such as Fiona Kidman and Owen Marshall) to the first-time-published, and many in between. Each piece has a different take on the theme of ‘small departures’. The cover artwork is by Auckland artist and poet Rachael Naomi.


Where it’s at: JAAM 33

We’re running a bit behind schedule with JAAM 33 – you can now expect it to launch into the world in late November. But it’s going to be great! In the meantime, here’s the cover, featuring a painting by Auckland artist and poet Rachael Naomi.

front cover jaam 33

JAAM 33 update

The submissions period for JAAM 33 closed at the end of March, and we’re snowed under by hundreds of submissions. Thanks for your patience while our guest editors Kiri Piahana-Wong and Rosetta Allan work their way through them all and get back to you.

With so much to choose from, it’s bound to be another fantastic issue.

Submissions open for JAAM 33

Submissions are now open for JAAM 33, which will be guest-edited by Auckland based writers Kiri Piahana-Wong and Rosetta Allan.

Kiri Piahana-Wong is a poet and editor whose debut poetry collection, Night Swimming, was published in 2013. She is the publisher at Anahera Press, which has the kaupapa/mission statement to publish work that fosters the telling and recognition of culturally diverse stories.

Rosetta Allan is an Auckland-based writer who grew up in Hawke’s Bay. Her most recent publication, Purgatory, is a historical novel based on the Otahuhu murders of 1865 and was published by Penguin in June 2014. Her first poetry collection, Little Rock, was released in 2007 and her second volume, Over Lunch, in 2010. Her poetry has appeared in publications and anthologies in New Zealand, Australia and USA, and in online literary journals.

The guest editors have chosen the theme of ‘small departures’, which you can interpret in any way you wish.

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 2015, and JAAM 33 will be published in or around September 2015.

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