J Journal: New Writing on Justice

J Journal: New Writing on Justice J Journal: New Writing on Justice is a semiannual publication featuring creative work that examines the justice issue, directly and tangentially. It is housed at CUNY's John Jay College, one of the nation's premier criminal justice institutions.

Spring 2017 - Vol. 10, No. 1Visit us at jjournal.org
08/27/2017

Spring 2017 - Vol. 10, No. 1
Visit us at jjournal.org

Expect our Fall 2016 issue very soon!
11/11/2016

Expect our Fall 2016 issue very soon!

03/21/2015

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BookTalk: The Number of Missing
Start Date: 3/25/2015 Start Time: 4:15 PM
End Date: 3/25/2015 End Time: 5:30 PM
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BookTalk: The Number of Missing by Adam Berlin

March 25, 2015
4:15-5:30pm
Conference Room, 9th fl.

In the months after 9/11, David and Mel meet to drink, give each other comfort and reminisce about Paul—Mel’s husband and David’s best friend. The memories are not all good for David. Before Paul died, the two friends fought, brutally questioning each other’s lives. Fueled by anger and grief and too much alcohol, David stumbles through the city while holding onto a silent promise he’s made to a dead friend: he will wait for Mel to fall so he can catch her. Like the best post-war novels, where catastrophe is not an easy catalyst for plot, where characters go on living but not really, is about New York during a time when the city seemed dead.

*All book talks are free and open to the public.
Refreshments will be served. The events will be recorded (pending authors permission)
RSVP to [email protected]

Location Information:
Conference Room 9.64 (View Map)
899 Tenth Avenue
New York City, NY 10019

We proudly present J Journal, Vol. 7, No. 2: Fall 2014.
12/12/2014

We proudly present J Journal, Vol. 7, No. 2: Fall 2014.

12/04/2014

Congratulations to J Journal's Latest Pushcart Prize Nominees

"J Journal: New Writing on Justice seeks submissions for spring and fall 2015 issues. While J's writers sometimes meet j...
08/28/2014
NewPages.com Classifieds :: Calls for Submissions

"J Journal: New Writing on Justice seeks submissions for spring and fall 2015 issues. While J's writers sometimes meet justice head on, our most resonant pieces often approach justice tangentially. J Journal has received strong notices and won a Pushcart Prize for fiction. Send previously unpublished literary fiction, poetry, or personal narratives to: Editors, J Journal, Department of English, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 524 West 59th St., 7th Floor, New York NY 10019. Three poems or 6000 words of prose, max. Please include email address for reply only. See jjournal.org for more information. Queries: [email protected]." As published on http://www.newpages.com/classifieds/calls/

Calls for Submissions primarily from independent presses, literary websites, literary magazines

06/16/2014

As some of you may have seen already in today's NewPages newsletter: "J Journal Seeks Submissions for Spring 2015 Issue

J Journal: New Writing on Justice seeks submissions for the spring 2015 issue. Now in its seventh year, J is the only literary journal in the country framed by justice themes. Our most powerful pieces approach justice tangentially rather than directly. J Journal has received strong notices in review sites, special mentions in the Pushcart Prize anthology and a Pushcart Prize. Send fiction and personal narrative (6000 words max) and poetry (up to three poems) to: Editors, J Journal, Department of English, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 524 West 59th St., 7th Floor, New York NY 10019. Provide email address for response. See jjournal.org for more information."

06/06/2014

Greetings, all! This is just to let you know that our wonderful spring issue is ready to meet you. Subscribers, please look for your copies in the mail soon!

And in J Journal's own contribution to the counts compiled by VIDA: Women in Literary Arts: Our 2013 issues featured wor...
02/28/2014
The VIDA Count 2013

And in J Journal's own contribution to the counts compiled by VIDA: Women in Literary Arts: Our 2013 issues featured work from 17 male contributors and 22 female contributors. That's 44 percent (m) and 56 percent (f).

Lie by Omission: The Rallying Few, The Rallying Masses First, the good news: A couple of giants in the original VIDA Count have begun to move. While we can’t call it a trend or cause for partying just yet, it is certainly noteworthy that The Paris Review’s and New York Times Book Review’s pies have…

Our fall 2013 issue is in the hands of subscribers now. Check out the Editors' Message (and issue excerpts) online. http...
01/21/2014
J Journal - New Writing on Justice

Our fall 2013 issue is in the hands of subscribers now. Check out the Editors' Message (and issue excerpts) online. http://johnjay.jjay.cuny.edu/jjournal/

Columbus Circle, close to John Jay College where we teach and edit J Journal, has changed over the past few years. What used to be the site of the New York Coliseum (NYC’s conventions were held here, not bread-and-circus events) is now the Time Warner Center, Manhattan’s version of a high-end mall....

Check out our brand new websitehttp://johnjay.jjay.cuny.edu/jjournal/
12/27/2013
J Journal - New Writing on Justice

Check out our brand new website

http://johnjay.jjay.cuny.edu/jjournal/

In issue eleven, J Journal moves from the Afghan desert to a schoolyard playground, follows a detective cornering a sex-offender, a superhero searching for a New York City apartment, an unrequited lover in the mountainous West, and a lover of bodies watching undocumented workers struggle up a hill.…

12/02/2013

Tuesday Night Fight Writing/Adam Berlin and Alexander Long
December 3 at 7 pm

KGB Bar
85 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003

KGB Bar presentsTuesday Night Fight WritingAdam Berlin reads from his new boxing novelBoth Members of the ClubAlexander ...
12/02/2013

KGB Bar presents

Tuesday Night Fight Writing

Adam Berlin reads from his new boxing novel
Both Members of the Club

Alexander Long will read from his boxing poetry


Tuesday
December 3, 2013
7 pm


KGB Bar
85 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003

Our new website gets a shout-out in the latest issue of The Review Review's newsletter! http://us2.campaign-archive2.com...
11/27/2013
Lit Mags Glorious Lit Mags!

Our new website gets a shout-out in the latest issue of The Review Review's newsletter! http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=8932d28d7dfbfd59c40907dc7&id=7577032836&e=913db7e606

SpliceLit is "an interactive quarterly literary magazine based on digressions—in every medium." The editors ask artists, writers, and filmmakers to work together on a single story by creating the "themes and images that inspire them." The reader is then encouraged to explore the diversions, in turn…

Also on the new website: a list of our Pushcart nominees, past and present. Look on the "News Feed." (Special congrats t...
11/21/2013
J Journal - New Writing on Justice

Also on the new website: a list of our Pushcart nominees, past and present. Look on the "News Feed." (Special congrats to the latest nominees!) http://jjournal.org

In issue eleven, J Journal moves from the Afghan desert to a schoolyard playground, follows a detective cornering a sex-offender, a superhero searching for a New York City apartment, an unrequited lover in the mountainous West, and a lover of bodies watching undocumented workers struggle up a hill.…

Check out our gorgeous new website. (It's now easier to subscribe than ever! Subscriptions make great holiday gifts, too...
11/21/2013
J Journal - New Writing on Justice

Check out our gorgeous new website. (It's now easier to subscribe than ever! Subscriptions make great holiday gifts, too!) http://jjournal.org

In issue eleven, J Journal moves from the Afghan desert to a schoolyard playground, follows a detective cornering a sex-offender, a superhero searching for a New York City apartment, an unrequited lover in the mountainous West, and a lover of bodies watching undocumented workers struggle up a hill.…

Many congratulations to contributor Mary Ellen Sanger. Her J Journal story, "Little Stones," appears in her new book.
11/13/2013
Blackbirds in the Pomegranate Tree: Stories from Ixcotel State Prison

Many congratulations to contributor Mary Ellen Sanger. Her J Journal story, "Little Stones," appears in her new book.

Mary Ellen Sanger had made her life in Mexico for 17 years when she suddenly found herself in prison in Oaxaca, Mexico, arrested on invented charges. She spent 33 days in Ixcotel State Prison in the fall of 2003. These stories of the women she met there, illuminate her biggest surprise and her on...

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11/07/2013
Both Members of the Club

messages by conversation.
Adam Berlin
Schedule cleanup
11:10 AM
[Keep this message at the top of your inbox]
To: [email protected]
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Dear Friends,

My third novel Both Members of the Club is now officially out. It won the prestigious Clay Reynolds Novella Prize. As Joyce Carol Oates said, “Life is a metaphor for boxing.” Both Members of the Club is about boxing and life. From the streets of Manhattan to the gyms of Paris, from struggling with hard pasts to harnessing the primal pull, this is a story of friendship and ambition and violence set against the world of boxing, a place where bodies get tested and truths are exposed.

Booklist wrote, “Berlin continues to explore the themes that fascinate him—redemption, violence, loyalty—and his readers will be fascinated in turn. His lean prose and kinetic boxing scenes make for one hard-hitting novella.”

I hope you will help me spread the word. An email blast, a post on your page, a tweet, a message on instagram or tumblr, a newspaper or magazine or blog contact—anything and everything—could change the life of this novel. And of course I hope you'll read the book.

Here is the Amazon link:

http://www.amazon.com/Both-Members-Club-Adam-Berlin/dp/1937875474/ref=pd_sim_sbs_b_1

Thank you for being in my corner.

All best,
Adam Berlin

Billy Carlyle is a professional fighter starting to lose. His eyes cut too easily and his friends—Gabriel, an aspiring actor, and Sam, an artist preparing for her first gallery show—try to persuade Billy to leave the ring. From the streets of Manhattan to the gyms of Paris, from strug...

J Journal is proud to have published Ace Boggess's work.
10/03/2013
Literature on Lockdown: Ace Boggess

J Journal is proud to have published Ace Boggess's work.

Welcome back to our many part series where we share narratives from those who teach in prison, those who write from prison, or those who previously did either. If you have taught in prison or were formerly incarcerated and are writing, or know someone who currently is and would like to be a part of…

One reviewer's take on our Fall 2012 issue: "solid, literate, diverse, often compelling tales, well told." http://www.th...
08/29/2013
Exploring the Boundaries of Criminal Justice | The Review Review

One reviewer's take on our Fall 2012 issue: "solid, literate, diverse, often compelling tales, well told." http://www.thereviewreview.net/reviews/exploring-boundaries-criminal-justice

It came to me as a surprise that the John Jay College of Criminal Justice publishes a literary journal, but I later learned that--their name notwithstanding--the college’s programs extend far beyond the police science curriculum it was founded to teach. But it was the content of the magazine that su...

A NOTE FROM THE EDITORSWith all this justice talk, we’re finally publishing a war story. Not about the violence, thoug...
06/17/2013
J Journal - New Writing On Justice

A NOTE FROM THE EDITORS

With all this justice talk, we’re finally publishing a war story. Not about the violence, though it’s brutal. Not about the politics, though it’s very topical. "Gone to Ground" is a story about ambiguity, moral from a distance, perceptual up close. The character, a US solder separated from the team with whom he has trained and fought, scrabbles in the Afghan scree; his "enemy" is unidentifiable: civilian or Taliban, farmer or combatant? As the soldier surveys the landscape and his options, he recognizes that he must act despite these ambiguities.

In issue eleven, the journal moves from the Afghan desert to a schoolyard playground, follows a detective cornering a sex-offender, a superhero searching for a New York City apartment, an unrequited lover in the mountainous West, and a lover of bodies watching undocumented workers struggle up a hill. Once again the pieces are varied and tilt the scales toward a challenging indeterminacy.

Please visit our website at http://jjournal.org for submission and subscription information and for links to the work of several writers in this and past issues. As always, we welcome your comments and queries at [email protected]. Should you wish to become a benefactor of or make a contribution to J JOURNAL, please contact us.

Spring 2013

J Journal: New Writing on Justice examines its subject through creative work, directly and tangentially. Housed at CUNY’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice, one of the nation’s premier criminal justice institutions, JJournal’s contributors have included established and new writers, professionals...

J Journal's eleventh issue has arrived!!!In this issue, the journal moves from the Afghan desert to a schoolyard playgro...
05/17/2013

J Journal's eleventh issue has arrived!!!

In this issue, the journal moves from the Afghan desert to a schoolyard playground, follows a detective cornering a sex-offender, a superhero searching for a New York City apartment, an unrequited lover in the mountainous West and a lover of bodies watching undocumented workers struggle up a hill. Once again the pieces are varied and title the scales toward a challenging indeterminacy.

For subscription information, send comments and queries at [email protected]!

Having followed the news of the latest count from VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, J Journal is proud to note that of the 4...
03/08/2013
VIDA COUNT 2012: MIC CHECK, REDUX

Having followed the news of the latest count from VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, J Journal is proud to note that of the 48 writers bylined in our two 2012 issues, 22 (46 percent) are male. Twenty-six (54 percent) are female. As always, the editors continue to welcome submissions from EVERYONE! http://www.vidaweb.org/vida-count-2012-mic-check-redux

In a year kicked off by the Republican party fighting the Violence Against Women Act and a nationally-broadcasted song reducing Oscar-noteworthy actresses to “boob shots,” VIDA takes our annual look back to see if this regressive tenor is reflected in the treatment of women in literature in 2012. We...

Take a look at where our 2012 writing pieces came from in the USA. This issue also received works from London, Germany a...
01/10/2013

Take a look at where our 2012 writing pieces came from in the USA. This issue also received works from London, Germany and other countries. For more inquiries on SUBMITTING work or SUBSCRIBING to our newly published tenth edition, please e-mail [email protected]!

12/23/2012

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!! :)

11/01/2012

Hope everyone is safe from hurricane sandy.

Adam Berlin and Jeffrey Heiman, the two editors of J Journal with graphic designer, Jerry Mastriano working on the Fall ...
09/14/2012

Adam Berlin and Jeffrey Heiman, the two editors of J Journal with graphic designer, Jerry Mastriano working on the Fall 2012 issue!

09/14/2012

Thinking about which color to use for the cover theme on the Fall 2012 issue. Any suggestions?

09/12/2012

Excited for the Jay Walk to open!

Via John Jay College of Criminal Justice
09/11/2012

Via John Jay College of Criminal Justice

To commemorate the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, the college will hold a ceremony to honor the 68 members of our community who perished that day.

Please join us tomorrow, September 12, 2012 at 2:00 PM(during community hour) in L.61

Feature All Our Issues on Your Shelves
09/11/2012

Feature All Our Issues on Your Shelves

09/11/2012

We have just donated 21 copies to the Colorado Department of Corrections System. Hope J Journal reaches out to the inmates!

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