Please read submission guidelines located under the 'Submit' tab on The Adroit Journal's website.

We are currently OPEN to submissions until April 1, 2018.

Please note that we accept simultaneous submissions (and appreciate acknowledgement of such submissions), but do not accept reprints/previously published work. For examples of the work we tend to publish, please consult our current issue and online archives.

*Please include a third-person bio in your cover letter.* 

Please submit up to six poems in one document via our Submittable page (adroit.submittable.com). We encourage you to submit prose, art, and/or photography in addition to poetry.

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

N.B. PLEASE SUBMIT MULTIPLE POEMS IN ONE DOCUMENT. 

Information regarding the annual student Adroit Prizes for Poetry and Prose will be released later on this fall.

Happy submitting, and thanks in advance!

Please submit up to three prose pieces in one document via our Submittable page (adroit.submittable.com). We invite you to submit poetry, art, and/or photography in addition to prose.


Prose should in general be under 3,000 words, but if you've got something a bit longer feel free to send it our way. Please submit no more than two (2) times per genre per reading period. Additional submissions will be returned unread.

Please include a word count at the top of each submission.

N.B. PLEASE SUBMIT MULTIPLE PROSE PIECES IN ONE DOCUMENT.

Information regarding the annual student Adroit Prizes for Poetry and Prose will be released later on this fall.

Happy submitting, and thanks in advance!

Please submit UP TO SIX full-color images (unless intentionally greyscale in the first place) via our submission manager (adroit.submittable.com). Please make all image submissions .jpg or .png, and as high-quality as possible. Image scans or screenshots are alright for submission (for the purpose of considerably lowering the file size), but please have access to higher-quality versions the art/photos prior to submission.  

Submitted art may have previously been recognized for an award, but should not be previously published. Also, we DO accept simultaneous art submissions, but expect you to withdraw your submission(s) if accepted elsewhere promptly after the acceptance elsewhere.

Please submit no more than two (2) times per genre per reading period. Additional submissions will be returned unread.
First off: please familiarize yourself with the journal by visiting our About page, and perhaps also an issue or two.

ELIGIBILITY: 

At this time, we are accepting applications from emerging writers who have not published a full-length book (collection, novel, etc.) with a press. Please note that at this time all positions are volunteer unless otherwise stated. At this time, we are not open to staff readers of other internationally-staffed unaffiliated literary journals, nor are we open to applications from campus-based journals that receive and consider submissions globally and across age demographics. International journals that consider solely high school submissions (ex: Polyphony H.S.) do not apply to this restriction.

We are looking to fill these positions sooner rather than later, and will be considering applications on a rolling basis. 


***Unless otherwise specified, the below positions are remote in nature & have a start-date of ASAP.***


APPLICATION DETAILS: 

I. Please pick one of the positions below and briefly (between 1-1.5 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 writing publication and commendation credits, exhibitions, or other awards that you may have collected in the past. This 'Adroit Statement' can be as formal or informal as you'd like, but 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:


Name- 

State (hometown)- 

Country (if international)-

Grade- 

High School- 

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' young 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 'editors@theadroitjournal.org' 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. 

 

OPEN POSITIONS

PROSE EDITOR: Evaluating submissions of prose (generally, fiction and nonfiction) in a timely manner through Submittable, our submission client. Evaluate submissions of prose in a timely manner through Submittable, our submission client. As a prose editor, you will additionally serve as a point of contact for a group of readers, as well as attend all reader and editor submission/strategy meetings. (Est. commitment: 3 hours per week, depending on submission volume.)

POETRY READER: Evaluating submissions of poetry in a timely manner through Submittable, our submission client. As a poetry reader, you are encouraged to pay careful attention to stylistic and narrative elements of the works you evaluate, so as to achieve the maximum understanding of each submission. Then, you are encouraged to write editorial comments to elaborate on your choice of vote – particularly when you vote maybe. (Est. commitment: 2-3 hours per week, depending on submission volume.)

PROSE READER: Evaluating submissions of prose (generally, fiction and nonfiction) in a timely manner through Submittable, our submission client. As a prose reader, you are encouraged to pay careful attention to stylistic and narrative elements of the works you evaluate, so as to achieve the maximum understanding of each submission. Then, you are encouraged to write editorial comments to elaborate on your choice of vote – particularly when you vote maybe. (Est. commitment: 2 hours per week, depending on submission volume.)


*NOTE: YOU MAY APPLY FOR MORE THAN ONE POSITION WITH SIMILAR OR IDENTICAL ADROIT STATEMENTS IF YOU FEEL IT DISCUSSES EXPERIENCE IN BOTH REALMS. 


Please feel free to ask questions or inquire for more information by dropping an email to editors@theadroitjournal.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!