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 for our 2021-2022 Gregory Djanikian Scholars Opportunity. Please see here for details!
*Please include a third-person bio in your cover letter for submission.*
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.
Interviews & Reviews -- we are currently accepting completed reviews and interviews for consideration on our blog.
At this time, we have an aesthetic preference for interviews.
Click here to view our most recent interviews and reviews.
SPRING 2022 INTERN: We are excited to welcome a small team of remote spring 2022 interns onboard to work on a series of cross-functional research and strategic initiatives between February 1st and April 1st. Tasks will include strategic research, information distribution, and potentially communication outreach, with the goal of expanding the journal's student and teacher knowledge of Adroit opportunities.
SUMMER MENTOR: For details on the mentoring in Adroit's Summer Mentorship Program, see here. (Note: This fully-remote position comes with a $250 fee and we are open to writers of all ages and stages.)
We 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 campus work, or work with specific geographic eligibility requirements, 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:
City & State (hometown)-
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 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 'firstname.lastname@example.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.
*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 unless otherwise stated.
Please feel free to ask questions or inquire for more information by dropping an email to email@example.com. 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!