The Adroit Journal Announces the Inkling Lit Academy 

Creative Writing and Literature Program for International Middle Schoolers


A beacon for young and emerging writers since 2010, The Adroit Journal has nurtured high school writers from all over the world through its acclaimed Mentorship Program and through editorial opportunities and prizes. Recognizing that international students would benefit from exposure to creative writing and literature earlier on in their creative journeys, The Adroit Journal, in partnership with IvyZen, has created the Inkling Lit Academy to provide promising international students in the formative middle school years with a strong underpinning of creative writing skills and a basis in literary reading.

“Our mission has always been to elevate emerging writers and facilitate visibility, mentorship, and community for writers who are not traditionally invited to the table,” said The Adroit Journal founder and editor-in-chief, Peter LaBerge. “We are excited to extend this mission to a vast community of talented student writers from around the world through the Inkling Lit Academy.”

The 2024 Inkling Lit Academy cohort will be drawn from Korea, with expansion to other countries in 2025 and beyond.

The Adroit Journal Mentorship Program marks its twelfth year in 2024. Student writers mentored by The Adroit Journal have subsequently been recognized through the National YoungArts Foundation & United States Presidential Scholar in the Arts designation, the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, and the Foyle Young Poet of the Year Awards, among a plethora of other recognition avenues. Over 65% of mentorship program graduates have matriculated at Ivy League universities, Stanford, UChicago, Cambridge, or Oxford.

IvyZen is a boutique admissions consulting firm based in San Francisco, CA and Seoul, Korea. 

For information on open positions, see here.