Monthly Archives: December 2014

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, 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.