Submission Guidelines

We’re ready for your best work. Pass it along via our online submission manager.

Since inception, the journal has been listed for extended periods among’s 25 Fastest & Most Challenging Poetry and Fiction Markets, and has been the #1 Poetry Market with the Most Submission Responses Reported for the past two years.


               Prose – up to 3 pieces at a time, 3,000 words maximum (per piece).
Poetry – up to 6 poems at a time, no length limits.
Art – up to 6 pieces at a time, both black/white & color accepted.


We are currently OPEN to submissions of poetry, prose, and art until November 1, 2019. Click here to submit.

We consider submissions sent via Submittable. Writers with disabilities or impairments may submit via Submittable or email—these writers may submit to editors[AT]theadroitjournal[DOT]org. Otherwise, we are not open to email submissions, and are not open to submissions sent via post.

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Please submit no more than two (2) times per genre per reading period. Additional submissions will be returned unread.

When we are open to submissions, please note that we are open to simultaneous submissions (so long as you classify them as such & promptly let us know if they’re accepted elsewhere). Again, click here to access our Submittable page.

Please note that all submissions should be accompanied by a cover letter and brief third-person biography statement, and that (unless otherwise stated) we ask for First North American Rights to publish writing. Following publication, all rights revert back to the writer; we only ask that you credit The Adroit Journal as the place your work first appeared.

If you are a student in high school, college, or university, please see the guidelines for the annual Adroit Prizes for Poetry and Prose.

To submit, you may visit our submission manager at All inquires regarding submission should be directed to

Happy submitting!