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Museum of Missing Things

Ellen Estilai

In The Museum of Missing Things, Ellen Estilai brings her painter’s eye to the page, rendering a memoir-in-moments at various turns poignant, witty, and harrowing. Readers will find miniatures magnified, illuminated by Estilai’s interior awareness and connected by her attention to overlapping palimpsests of language, relationships, geography, and cultural history. Such a beautiful, moving book.

–Jo Scott-Coe, author of Unheard Witness: The Life and Death of Kathy Leissner Whitman

This is My Body

Madeline Aliah

“Madeline is a dragon spirit who sees what the rest of us cannot see, bringing soft rain and thunderous rage, unbound, fierce, indomitable.” –Bob Gomez, Poet Laureate Watsonville, CA

Jamii Publishing out in the world…. 


Women Who Submit Anthologies!

Jamii Publishing is so pleased to partner with Women Who Submit!

From the Women Who Submit website:

Women Who Submit seeks to empower women and nonbinary writers by creating physical and virtual spaces for sharing information, supporting and encouraging submissions to literary journals, and clarifying the submission and publication process. Women Who Submit began with the idea of a submission party—the brainchild of founding member Alyss Dixson—as a response to the VIDA count. Other founding members, Ashaki Jackson and Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, were brought in to help plan the first ever submission party held in Xochitl-Julisa’s mom’s kitchen (thanks, mom!) in July 2011. On that day six women ate quiche, created a sharing library of lit journals, set goals, asked for feedback on cover letters, and sent off submissions. Our Facebook pageTwitter feedYouTube channel, and blog are tools WWS uses to continue its mission to empower women writers to submit their work to literary magazines for publication. It is completely open to any writers who are seeking online support and information. We also use these outlets to promote future projects and public events.

Our Women Who Submit Anthologies!


Transformations: A Woman Who Submit Anthology

TRANSFORMATION is a collection of poems, essays, stories, and plays by Women Who Submit (WWS) members from New York, South Carolina, Texas, Washington State, Europe, Long Beach, Westside, and Los Angeles chapters. This work represents the way collaborative communities transform the writing lives with support and mentorship. As WWS members share resources, encourage literary submissions, and support one another, we work to promote change in the world.


Wild Seed Poetry and Arts Collective

Jamii Publishing is working with Wild Seed Poetry and Arts Collective to bring more poetry, prose, and art events to our local community. As always Jamii is dedicated to making the literary arts accessible for women, and writers who work within their communities outside of traditional literary communities.

We are so proud to have won a grant from the California Arts Council to host the first annual Wild Seed Black Women’s Writing Retreat in 2024.

Wild Seed Black Women’s Writing Retreat

The Wild Seeds On the Beach Black Women’s Writing Retreat is the first annual writing retreat for Black Women hosted by Jamii Publishing in partnership with Wild Seed Poetry and Arts Collective and made possible through generous funding by the California Arts Council. This 4-day/ 3-night retreat is being held in a beautiful beach home right on the shore in Oceanside, California. Accommodations include single rooms with private baths, meals, snacks, workshops, some Wild Seed swag, and inclusion in an anthology to be birthed from the event.  Participants will join an intimate cohort of women as we collaborate, write, relax, rejuvenate, and create. 

There are limited spaces available, so submit your application quickly! Application closes February 1, 2024. But check back often for other Wild Seed events and opportunities.

Submissions Now Closed!