The Adroit Journal (ISSN 2577-9427) was founded in November 2010 by poet Peter LaBerge. At its foundation, the journal has its eyes focused ahead, seeking to showcase what its global staff of emerging writers sees as the future of poetry, prose, and art.

Recently featured in Best American PoetryPushcart Prizes: Best of the Small PressesPoetry DailyBest of the Net, Best New PoetsVerse Daily, The New York TimesThe Paris ReviewTeen Vogue, and NPR, the journal has featured the voices of Terrance Hayes, Franny Choi, D. A. Powell, Alex Dimitrov, Lydia Millet, NoViolet Bulawayo, Ocean Vuong, Ned Vizzini, Fatimah Asghar, Danez Smith, and beyond.

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"The Adroit Journal is where I go when I want to know what the kids are reading."

—Julia Berick, The Paris Review.

The journal is currently published on a quarterly online basis. In 2013, we released Best of Adroit: 2010-2013, comprised of staff-selected work from our first seven print issues. Funded in large part by the Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania, the journal sponsors the annual Adroit Prizes for Poetry and Prose to recognize exceptional secondary and undergraduate writers.

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.