The Adroit Journal 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 recognized in Pushcart Prizes: Best of the Small Presses, Poetry Daily, Best of the Net, Best New Poets, Best American Nonrequired Reading, Verse Daily, Teen Vogue, and NPR, among others, the journal has featured the voices of Terrance Hayes, Franny Choi, Alex Dimitrov, Lydia Millet, NoViolet Bulawayo, Ocean Vuong, Ned Vizzini, Fatimah Asghar, Danez Smith, and beyond.
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.