J Journal seeks new writing – fiction, creative nonfiction (1st person narrative, personal essay, memoir) and poetry – that takes on justice. Our most powerful pieces relate tangentially to the justice theme, though we do occasionally publish work that speaks directly of crime, criminal justice, law, and law enforcement. As a literary project, however, J Journal is less likely to publish straightforward genre fiction. We look for writing brave enough to find the justice question in the ordinary.
Email up to three poems or up to 6000 words of
fiction/nonfiction to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mailed submissions from incarcerated writers only. SASE required.
Editors, J Journal
Department of English
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 West 59th Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10019
All manuscripts will be recycled.
For a more specific look at our editorial tastes, click here.