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About

The Adroit Journal has its eyes focused ahead, showcasing what its global staff of emerging writers sees as the future of poetry, prose, and art. Since inception, the journal has featured the voices of Kaveh Akbar, Fatimah Asghar, Jericho Brown, NoViolet Bulawayo, K-Ming Chang, Victoria Chang, Mark Doty, Rita Dove, Eve L. Ewing, Terrance Hayes, Dorianne Laux, Edith Pearlman, D. A. Powell, Justin Phillip Reed, Danez Smith, Ned Vizzini, Ocean Vuong, C Pam Zhang, and (many, many!) more. Recent work from the journal has been featured in The New York Times, Best American Poetry, Pushcart Prizes: Best of the Small Presses, Poetry Daily, Best of the Net, Best New Poets, and Verse Daily, and has been noted in Best American Essays, Best American Mystery & Suspense, and Best American Nonrequired Reading. 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.

Important: Submissions of interviews and reviews remain open when general submissions are closed.
Want more insight into the editors' preferences? Read our interview with the editor(s).

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2010

Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 4 x per year.
Print Publication Print PublicationUnknown publication frequency.

Fiction Temp Closed

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
General General
Lengths:
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words; Up to 3 pieces.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words; Unknown number of pieces.
Novelette Novelette7,500 - 9,000 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary, Quirky.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Payment:

Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Pay ranges from Token payment to Professional payment. Details: USD $100.

Submissions:

Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Nonfiction Temp Closed

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Lengths:
Interview InterviewNo specific word count limits known.
Review ReviewNo specific word count limits known.
Essay EssayUp to 9,000 words; Unknown number of pieces.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 9,000 words; Unknown number of pieces.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary, Quirky.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Payment:

Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Pay ranges from Token payment to Professional payment. Details: USD $100.

Submissions:

Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Poetry Temp Closed

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
General General
Lengths:
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 6 pieces.
Poetry Forms:

Open to all/most Forms, including: Free verse.

Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary, Quirky.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Payment:

Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) to Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem) Pay ranges from Semi-pro payment to Professional payment. Details: USD $50.

Submissions:

Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Visual Art Temp Closed

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Lengths:
Artwork ArtworkUp to 6 pieces.
Art Media:

Open to all/most Art Media.

Art Styles:

Open to all/most Art Styles.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Payment:

Professional payment (US$50 or more per piece) Professional payment. Details: USD $50.

Submissions:

Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Image.


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The Adroit Journal Submission Statistics — Free Preview!

The statistics in this section are compiled from submission reports sent to us through our submission tracker. They are not provided by the publication's editors/staff or by Duotrope's admins. Information in this section is updated a few times per day. Learn more about the statistics.
AccuracyWe have received 614 reports from 466 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported0 min | 94.1 mean avg | 96.0 median | 469 max days (59.8 std dev)
Responses93.00 %
Acceptances1.63 % of submissions accepted (69.4 avg. days per acceptance) | 2.15 % of submitters accepted Rejections are often underreported, which skews the statistics in favor of acceptances. Most publishers have a lower acceptance rate than indicated here.
Rejections91.37 % (95.5 avg. days per rejection) | 11.6 % personal, 63.6 % form, 24.8 % unspecified | 0.2 % rewrite requests | 0.7 % shortlisted
Non-Responses7.00 %
Lost/Returned-
Never Responded0.81 % (354.4 avg. days before reporting submissions as never responded)
Withdrawals6.19 % (45.2 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending164 responses are pending (50 min | 83.0 mean avg | 77.0 median | 247 max days waiting | 37.5 std dev) from 158 different members This only includes pending reports from users who have been active on Duotrope within the past 30 days

Other Information

Most submissions are acknowledged within one day.
Most recent response reported was received on 20 May 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 31 Mar 2024.

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The Adroit Prizes for Poetry and Prose Charges fees for all submissions
Anthony Veasna So Scholarship Charges fees for all submissions
Gregory Djanikian Scholars Program Charges fees for all submissions

Dates

Last Updated: 06 May 2024
Last Audited: 18 Dec 2023. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 31 Dec 2010

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