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JAAM 30 in a letterbox or bookshop near you

JAAM 30 cover

JAAM 30 cover

We’re very proud to have launched JAAM 30, edited by Anna Jackson and her editorial team of Emily Tehrase, Anna Caro, Louise Burston and Brigid Kelly.  It’s another fabulous issue, with a rich mixture, featuring the work of well-established writers, new writers for whom this is their first publication, and a whole bunch of treasures in between.

Copies for contributors and subscribers have been sent, and should soon arrive in a letterbox near you, if they haven’t already made it. If you’re neither a contributor or subscriber, you can get your paws on your very own copy by subscribing, buying (or ordering) it through your fav local bookshop, or emailing us and buying a single copy for $15 (plus postage if you’re not in New Zealand).

Some of the local contributors gathered for a small but perfectly formed launch yesterday afternoon to see it on its way. We had a few impromptu readings of poetry from the issue, and great deal of celebration. It was lovely to put faces to names of some of the people I knew only through their work, and fabulous to see writers I already knew.

We’re so proud JAAM has made it to 30 issues, over 17 years, and an enormous thank you to everyone who has helped make that happen.


JAAM 30 preview

JAAM 30 is at the printers now, and to whet your appetite, here’s an image of the gorgeous cover, featuring a photograph by Ingrid Boberg entitled Horses on an Oval Corral.

JAAM 30 cover

JAAM 30 cover

And, for a bit of a hint about what, or rather who, you’ll find inside, here’s the back cover:

JAAM 30 back cover

JAAM 30 back cover

Contributors and subscribers can expect their copies of JAAM soon, and if you aren’t a subscriber but want to be, now is a good time. Check out the details here:

And, just in case you haven’t noticed, JAAM now has its own grown-up URL: (The old one will still redirect.) Yay!

JAAM (almost) on its way

After a bit of a delay, JAAM 30 is almost there! It has been edited by Anna Jackson and her small editorial team, and includes new work from an amazing bunch of writers, both esteemed ‘old hands’ and brand new discoveries. More details soon!

In the meantime, if you’re a contributor, you can expect a pdf proof to check very soon if we have your email address, and subscribers can expect their copy to turn up in their letter boxes in a few weeks. If you’re not a subscriber, check out this page for details on how to subscribe:

Submissions closed for JAAM 30

Submissions have now closed for JAAM 30. Thanks to everyone (and there are hundreds of you!) who have sent in work for this issue. The editors will be busily reading them and replying to you all soon.

And, speaking of the editors, our guest editor for JAAM 30, Anna Jackson, who will be leading a small editorial team, has a poem included in Best New Zealand Poems 2011: ‘Margo, or Margaux‘. Congratulations!

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, 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
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.