Adanna Literary Journal


Why Adanna?


Adanna, a name of Nigerian origin, pronounced a-DAN-a, is defined as “her father’s daughter.”  This literary journal is titled Adanna because women over the centuries have been defined by men in politics, through marriage, and, most importantly, by the men who fathered them. Today women are still bound by complex roles in society, often needing to wear more than one hat or sacrifice one role so another may flourish.


While this journal is dedicated to women, it is not exclusive, and it welcomes our counterparts and their thoughts about women today. Submissions to Adanna must reflect women’s issues or topics, celebrate womanhood, and shout out in passion.  To learn more about Adanna, visit a Review by Bethany Zohner, "New Pages."  Adanna listed with Michael R. Burch's The HyperTexts.


Adanna is an independent and volunteer-run literary journal and small press founded in New Jersey with the intention to serve and support the community of writers and artists nationally and internationally. We publish work that speaks to women’s issues and topics.  The journal is funded independently by its founder, submission fees for our special editions and through sales of our journals.  This funding helps those who cannot afford submission fees and submit to our annual print publication.  A special thank you to our subscribers whose monetary contributions help offset costs.

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Women and Art
is a collection of poetry by the following Contributors:

Cara Armstrong, Wendy Barnes, Joan E. Bauer, Carol Berg, Mary Brancaccio, Kaye Lesley Cleave, Gail C. DiMaggio, Sandra Duguid, Dianne Feula, Laura Foley, Laura Freedgood (Guest Editor), Deborah Gerrish, Penelope Gristelfink, Rasma Haidri, Lois Marie Harrod, Darla Himeles, Deborah L. Humphreys, Susan Kress, Susanna Lang, Gina Larkin, Eve F. W. Linn,, Danielle Lovallo, Lynne McEniry (Guest Editor), Kaitlyn McLaughlin, Marjorie Power, Susanna Rich, Penelope, Scambly Schott, Christine Stewart-Nuñez, Carole Stone, Diane Stone, Alexandra Yates, Lori Wilson. Lisa Wujnovich



Cover Art: Marcos Salazar