December 2015 Issue

Gillian Hamer interviews the author of The Girl on the Train
JJ Marsh looks at five different points of view on ‘rape culture’ and asks what’s changed in twenty years. 
Gift ideas to suit the small budget this Christmas.
Myles Johnson, author of the self-published children's book, Large Fears - a book for queer black boys and anyone else who's ever been scared - talks to Catriona Troth about phobias, dreams and intersectionality
The imperatives of voice by Sarah Bower
Each issue, Cornerstones Literary Consultancy explore and critique a reader's opening page. If you would like to participate in their Opening Page Mini Masterclass, send your opening page (400 approx words) as a Word Document attachment to with the subject ‘Cornerstones Masterclass’. Pieces for critique are chosen at random from those submitted to Words with JAM.
Lorraine Mace answers questions on writing plot outlines – and just getting down to writing!
Articles and Interviews
by Catriona Troth
In our regular series, international writers share some snapshots from their part of the world. This issue, Tim Gurung invites us to look around the island of Hong Kong.
A new play by Michelle Inniss. By Catriona Troth
Make sure your readers get the whole picture, give them a leg up and point them in the right direction...
Jeong Goam’s unique viewpoint on calligraphy, engraving and modern art
Kelly Hambly is a Welsh author of a new Young Adult series, The Town Halloween Forgot. They are published by Independent Welsh publisher, Accent Press. Having discovered her love for writing six years ago Kelly has now published eight novels and several short-stories. She is currently writing the third in the Halloween series.
Procrastinating with Perry Iles
Chrissie Loveday is a prolific writer who has moved genre from many years of writing romance to exploring the depths of crime fiction. 
Short Stories
A short story by Emma J Myatt
Reviewed by Rebecca Johnson Bista
Reviewed by JJ Marsh
Reviewed by Gillian Hamer
Reviewed by Barbara Scott Emmett
Reviewed by Catriona Troth
Reviewed by Liza Perrat

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