About JAAM

JAAM (Just Another Art Movement) is a literary journal published by the JAAM Collective in Wellington, New Zealand. It was founded in 1995 by Mark Pirie and other members of a writer's group at Victoria University.

JAAM has since grown into a popular national literary journal and receives funding from Creative NZ/Toi Aotearoa. It has a strong emphasis on promoting the work of younger and emerging Aotearoa/New Zealand writers, while still publishing the work of international writers and established New Zealand authors.

JAAM prints fiction, poetry, essays and black and white artwork. It publishes a diverse mix of voices, including experimental, cutting-edge work, and it provides a vehicle for interesting writing that is unable to find publication through commercial publishers.

Contributors to appear in JAAM have included Australia's John Forbes, Ken Bolton, Pam Brown, John Kinsella, Malaysia's K S Maniam, Thailand's Pira Sudham, Zimbabwe's Dambudzo Marechera, and from New Zealand Vincent O'Sullivan, Lauris Edmond, Fleur Adcock, Albert Wendt, David Eggleton and Sam Hunt.

At the same time it has been influential in promoting a new wave of young New Zealand writers, including Mark Pirie, Helen Rickerby, Scott Kendrick, Tracey Slaughter, Tim Jones, Jo Randerson, Anna Jackson, Nick Ascroft, Ingrid Horrocks, Jenny Powell-Chalmers, Jeanne Bernhardt.


Submissions of fiction (generally not more than 4000 words), poetry, essays and black and white artwork are welcome. They can be emailed to [email protected] or posted to the address below. Please include a stamped self-addressed envelope for reply (if posting) and a short biographical note.

The payment for accepted submissions is $20.00 per contributor.

Contacting JAAM

Post: PO Box 25239
Panama Street
Wellington 6146
New Zealand
Email: [email protected]
Myspace: www.myspace.com/jaammagazine