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We’re thrilled to be here in Philadelphia this March, but we’d love to share a bit more about what we’re up to the rest of the year…


First Off, We’re on Instagram!

Give us a follow @adroitjournal—maybe even take a selfie or drop a broadside on your story… we can’t wait to see!


Currently Open to Submissions

We’re currently open to free, online submissions of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and art through April 10th. You can learn more on our Submittable page here.

Previous contributors to Adroit include Terrance Hayes, Rita Dove, Ocean Vuong, Franny Choi, D. A. Powell, Sarah KayChen Chen, Mark Doty, Lydia Millet, NoViolet Bulawayo, Ned Vizzini, Fatimah Asghar, Danez Smith, and more than a thousand more.

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Opening Minds Through Mentorship

For the past eight years, The Adroit Journal has hosted either free or low-cost mentorship programs for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers interested in building sustained relationships with craft and creative peers.

Our mentorship alums have gone on to publish books, land in such anthologies as Best American Poetry, Best New Poets, and Best of the Net, and—most importantly—to write work that interrogates and inspires.

"Moment" by Claire Hahn

Four New Issues Per Year

You’re in for a treat each January, April, August, and October—we share four new issues of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, art, interviews, and reviews each year. 100% online, 100% free.

"Toro Nagashi" by Ariel Kim

Recognizing Student Excellence

Each year, we host the Adroit Prizes for Poetry & Prose to recognize two students of secondary or undergraduate status. We’re fortunate to receive exceptional work from emerging writers in high school and college, and the best of the best will be recognized by the Adroit Prizes.

The 2021 Adroit Prize for Poetry was selected by Carl Phillips and the 2021 Adroit Prize for Prose was selected by Samantha Hunt. Additional previous judges include Jericho BrownKristen ArnettFranny ChoiJamel BrinkleyAlex DimitrovRachel HengSafiya Sinclair, Garth Greenwell, and many more.


Interview & Review Opportunities

We publish brand new interviews and reviews on our blog each week! Those interested in learning more can check out the “Call for Interviews & Reviews” page within our “Submit” navigation tab.

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