Category Archives: Calls for submissions

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:

JAAM
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.

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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:

JAAM
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.


Call for submissions – JAAM 31: the 2013 issue

Submissions are now open for issue 31 of JAAM literary journal: The 2013 Issue.  This is an open-themed JAAM.  We want to hear what The 2013 Issue is for you.

JAAM considers poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, essays, photography and other artwork.

We are delighted to announce that JAAM 31 will be jointly edited by first-time guest editor, poet and teacher Harvey Molloy, along with JAAM‘s co-managing editor Clare Needham, who has previously been the prose editor for JAAM 24 and JAAM 28.

Harvey’s poetry has appeared in various literary journals. His first book of poems, Moonshot, was published by Steele Roberts in 2008.  He says: ‘This is an open issue, so there is no set theme.  That said, I do have a particular interest in the year 2013 as a set of simple questions: What is special about where we are now?  What are our choices and our values?  These questions are to encourage rather than deter. I’m really just looking for poems which are well-crafted and engaging.’

Clare is excited to edit the prose for JAAM 31 and to discover what issues are occupying the minds of writers in 2013. Clare is particularly interested in receiving creative non-fiction submissions, including essays. She says: ‘If you’re a new writer and hoping for first time publication, JAAM is a great place to submit. We believe in nurturing new writing and showcasing it alongside the work of more established artists.’

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:

JAAM
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 2013, and JAAM 31 will be published in or around September 2013.


Call for submissions: JAAM 30

JAAM literary journal is delighted to announce that issue 30, 2012, will be guest edited by poet and academic Anna Jackson, assisted by a small editorial team.

Anna’s most recent collection of poetry was Thicket, published in July by Auckland University Press. She lectures in English literature at Victoria University of Wellington. As well as poetry, she also writes fiction from time to time, and her story ‘When We were Bread’ was recently highly commended in The Long and the Short of It competition, in the long (over 10,000 words) category.

JAAM considers poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, essays, photography and other artwork. There is no set theme for JAAM 30

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:

JAAM
PO Box 25239
Panama Street
Wellington 6146
New Zealand

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

The deadline for submissions is 31 March 2012, and JAAM 30 will be published around September 2012.