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 will intertwine readings of the poems in the issue with performances of music by women composers.





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.