Since inception, the journal has been listed for extended periods among Duotrope.com'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.
We are currently OPEN to submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art. We will remain open to submissions until October 1, 2020.
*Please include a third-person bio in your cover letter for submission.*
WEB EDITOR: Play an essential role in delivering our issues and landing pages to our readers by creating the pages and making copy edits and formatting updates as needed. No experience with Wordpress required, although it is preferred. (Est. commitment: 1-3 hours per week, with additional work around periods of issue proof creation.)
Note: At this time, we are not open to Poetry Reader or Prose Reader applications. Thank you!
When we are open to reader applications, we are open to applications from emerging writers only (writers who have not published a full-length book—collection, novel, etc.—with a press).
All other positions are fully open to all readers and writers. At this time, we are not open to staff readers of other internationally-staffed unaffiliated literary journals. Publications that consider solely student or specific geographic submissions do not apply to this restriction.
As we seek to fill open positions sooner rather than later, we consider applications on a rolling basis.
***Unless otherwise specified, all positions are remote in nature & have a start-date of ASAP.***
I. Please pick one of the positions above and briefly (between 1-2.5 pages double spaced) explain what qualifies you for this position, and what you would add to the journal’s literary and/or artistic community. You are encouraged to include things such as experience in the specific field(s), writing publication, and other commendations and accolades, but this Adroit Statement should NOT read like a résumé.
At the end of the day, the statement should highlight your history, passion, and experience with the areas of the position and creative writing. Feel free to discuss other topics you feel are appropriate, as well as any specific connections, measures, or initiatives you might have (or aspire to have) with The Adroit Journal’s staff community.
Please copy and paste the following quick checklist of biographical points and include them at the beginning of your statement:
Country (if international)-
College (if applicable)-
Graduate School(s) (if applicable)-
FOR ALL POSITIONS BUT POETRY & PROSE READER: If we think you might be a good match for the position, we will be in touch to schedule an interview.
FOR POETRY & PROSE READER/EDITOR APPLICATIONS:
2. We ask that you provide a short sampling of your work (4-5 poems or 1-2 short stories/essays (max 10 pages double-spaced)) to supplement your written statement. This should be attached to the submission/application as a document. This is not to 'screen' writers and artists, but rather to get a better glimpse of who you are as a creator and, thus, as a person.
3. Once we review your statement, if we think you might be a good match for the journal's staff, we will email you a handful of pieces from our archives. These will serve as some sample submissions, which you will be asked to evaluate from the perspective of a staff member. This includes 1) providing a vote of yes, maybe, or no acceptance, 2) justifying your vote with a paragraph (generally a couple of sentences in length) explaining what you deem to be the piece's core strengths and weaknesses, and 3) returning the submissions back to us by emailing them to 'email@example.com' by the specified deadline. Failure to complete these mock evaluations will result in withdrawal of your application. Please note that – while the votes on the submissions are important to us, what is MOST IMPORTANT to us is the way in which you express and justify your votes in the comments area. In addition, please remember that you are NOT assessing whether the piece is ‘good’ or ‘bad,' nor should you be approaching submissions with a checklist mentality. Think about trying on the journal's aesthetic.
*NOTE: YOU MAY APPLY FOR MORE THAN ONE POSITION WITH SIMILAR OR IDENTICAL ADROIT STATEMENTS IF YOU FEEL IT DISCUSSES EXPERIENCE/ENGAGEMENT/ENTHUSIASM IN BOTH REALMS.
*At this time, all roles are volunteer-based.
Please feel free to ask questions or inquire for more information by dropping an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your interest!
Unsure of a twist in a story, or the transitions within a poem? If you are a staff member or editor for The Adroit Journal, please feel free to send your writing here (fiction, poetry, song lyrics, prose poetry, etc... anything really!). Other staff members can comment on it, and let you know what they think!
Note: Please do not use the rating tools--keep your evaluation confined to subjective commentary and constructive criticism. Thanks!
Click here to view our Call for Interviews & Reviews, full of titles we'd especially love to see covered.
Thank you for your interest in interviewing or reviewing for us.
We are looking for writers who hope to critically transcend, question, investigate, and explore. If this sounds like you, please fill out the below form.
Note: If you have an existing interview or review you'd like to submit for publication, you may also use this form. Simply put N/A for second and third choices, and proceed as otherwise directed.
In addition, please note that an author’s presence on this list does not necessarily mean they will be available for interviews at the time of (y)our inquiry.
Unfortunately, we are not able to pay our interview conductors and review writers at this time, though we do ensure that they receive one copy each of the books under their consideration. Due to increasing shipping costs, some small presses are unable to ship titles outside the United States; in these cases, PDF copies will be provided.
*At this time, we have an aesthetic preference for interviews.*