The Adroit Prizes are awarded annually to two students of secondary or undergraduate status. We’re fortunate to receive exceptional work from emerging writers in high school and college, and the best of the best will be recognized by the Adroit Prizes.

The 2022 Adroit Prize for Poetry will be selected by Arthur Sze. The 2022 Adroit Prize for Prose will be selected by Kali Fajardo-Anstine. To learn more about Arthur & Kali, scroll down to our “2022 Judges” section.

WE ARE CURRENTLY OPEN TO 2022 ADROIT PRIZES ENTRIES.

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All secondary and undergraduate students are eligible, including international students and students who have graduated a semester early (in this case, in December 2021). Submissions may include up to six poems (maximum of ten pages single-spaced) and/or up to three works of prose (combined word limit of 3,500 words). Excerpts of longer works are acceptable.

Simultaneous submissions—as well as submissions that have been recognized by other organizations and/or featured in campus-wide publications—are accepted, provided that simultaneously submitted work is acknowledged as such in the cover letter portion of the submission. Submitters should reach out promptly by adding a note to their submission on Submittable if work under consideration is accepted elsewhere.

All submissions will be considered for publication in the Adroit Journal. Each student may send one submission per genre per year, but may send entries in both the poetry and prose categories in a given year.

Winners will be awarded $200, and their work—along with the work of runners-up—will be featured in the Adroit Journal. Runners-up and finalists will receive a copy of their judges’ latest book.

To accommodate this while offering free online issues, we have set a non-refundable submission fee of $15. If you require financial assistance, please download this form and follow the instructions.

Please direct any questions to editors@theadroitjournal.org.

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