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.

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Poetry Reading Event of "Women and Spirituality"

Sunday, Feb. 21, at 3 pm
TK Music
211 Darling Avenue, 
Nutley, New Jersey

The event intertwines music by women composers with poetry of Adanna’s special edition, Women and Spirituality.  The Guest Editor for this edition, Dr. Mary Ann Miller, is Editor of  St. Peter's B-List, Ava Maria Press

Laura Boss
Laura Byro
Laura Freedgood
Marion Goldstein
Loren Kleinman
Jessica de Koninck
Mary Ladany
Susanna Rich
Maxine Susman


Seating is limited to 40. 
To reserve seating e-mail adannajournal@yahoo.com




The Adanna Literary Journal is a privately funded press.  We thank all of our contributers and readers who help support Adanna as both subscribers and entrants to our contests.