Literary Magazine Update: J JOURNAL

J Journal, Vol. 5 No. 2

J Journal, Vol. 5 No. 2

Self just opened the Fall 2012 issue of J Journal.

You may not have heard of it:  it’s a literary journal put out twice-yearly by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, which is on W. 59th Street in New York City.

Tell your friends about it.  Last year was their tenth issue, which is something of a milestone, considering these hard times when so many literary journals are struggling.

It began life in 2007.  The editorial focus is on strong, justice-themed fiction, poetry, and personal narrative.

In 2012, J Journal was awarded its first Pushcart Prize, for “The Fall of Punicea,” by Paul Stapleton, in Issue 4.1

And last year, the editors nominated self’s story, “Magellan’s Mirror,” for a Pushcart.  Though self did not get it, it was indescribably thrilling just to be nominated.

Congratulations and thanks, J Journal!


  1. January 17, 2013 at 6:33 am


    Great job finding these good reads.


  2. January 17, 2013 at 7:43 am

    Kyi, I love the focus of this magazine. I have a piece in the latest issue. I find that my writing gets taken by journals that have a more eclectic feel than the usual. I remember being published by Isotope, which was a magazine (now defunct) that combined science and nature writing with fiction and poetry. And now J Journal with its focus law and justice. That kind of thing really appeals to me.

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