The Adroit Journal (ISSN 2577-9427) is a registered literary and arts nonprofit organization that was founded in 2010 by poet Peter LaBerge. At its foundation, the journal has its eyes focused ahead, seeking to showcase what its global staff of emerging writers sees as the future of poetry, prose, and art.
Featured in Best American Poetry, the Pushcart Prizes Anthology, Poetry Daily, Best of the Net, and Best New Poets, and by the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Paris Review, Teen Vogue, PBS NewsHour, and NPR, The Adroit Journal has featured the voices of Fatimah Asghar, NoViolet Bulawayo, K-Ming Chang, Franny Choi, Mark Doty, Rita Dove, Terrance Hayes, Sarah Kay, Dorianne Laux, Lydia Millet, D. A. Powell, Diane Seuss, Danez Smith, Arthur Sze, Ned Vizzini, Ocean Vuong, and more than one thousand more.
We have published numerous United States Poets Laureate, MacArthur Fellows, and Pulitzer Prize winners, and our contributors are regularly recognized by the Best American Series, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Poetry Foundation’s Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowships, the Pushcart Prize Anthology, Stanford University’s Wallace Stegner Fellowships in Poetry and Fiction, the Whiting Foundation’s Whiting Awards, and many more organizations that offer industry-leading funding and support.
“THE ADROIT JOURNAL IS WHERE I GO WHEN I WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE KIDS ARE READING.”
—The Paris Review
The journal sponsors the annual Adroit Prizes for Poetry and Prose to honor exciting student writers, as well as the annual Gregory Djanikian Scholars Program in Poetry to financially support exceptional poets without books. Finally, the Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship Program has been enriching the lives of its 500+ student mentees and 65+ established mentors since its inception in 2014. (Oh, and there’s always that other opportunity—that next opportunity—that we’re always dreaming up!)
We’re looking for work that’s bizarre, authentic, subtle, outrageous, indefinable, raw, paradoxical. We’ve got our eyes on the horizon. Send us writing that lives just between the land and the sky.