To better understand the mission and style of Adanna, we encourage you to read past publications. We are now offering sample back issues free with a charge of $ 5.00 for shipping *USA* ONLY.  You will receive a sample annual issue with a special issue at this time.

Venmo: Search "Adanna Journal" or by check made out to Adanna Literary Journal.  Please mail your check to:

Adanna Literary Journal
P.O. Box 547
Manasquan, NJ 08736


SPECIAL ISSUE Information:  ADANNA Seeks women's stories during the Pandemic of Coronavirus outbreak  

 DEADLINE:  open until August 1st

Adanna Literary Journal is a women focused print publication.  We are seeking essay, poetry, and creative non-fiction that speaks towards the experience of mothering in a time of crisis—caring for children, especially those with children in college returning from affected areas, those with younger children exposed to media and the anxiety of school shut-downs, as well as women who are caring for elderly relatives or those in the medical profession.  To submit, please e-mail  The subject line should read “Special Issue” to distinguish this from our annual issue.  Art & Photography will also be accepted in submission.

ANNUAL ISSUE Information:

Our next reading period for the annual issue will be Jan. 1 - May 1, 2021:

Send submissions as a single file attachment to Adanna accepts poetry, short stories, short plays, essays, book reviews and interviews (please query first on book reviews and interviews).  Adanna will also consider artwork for cover art as well as for our companion pieces to literary works (including photography, painting, etc focused on the theme of women). Adanna welcomes both National and International submissions in English.  Adanna is also interested in having available book reviewers to be assigned books.  Please submit your resume/CV if you wish to be considered and sample writing (preferably a published book review) but open to those interested in pursuing review.

  • Please submit only unpublished pieces. 
  • For poetry submissions, please send no more than 6 poems at a time.
  • Please limit prose works to a maximum of 2000 words, no more than one piece in a submission.
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted. 
  • Please notify us as soon as possible of any accepted work.
  • Submit in one file as a single document, Word or rtf. No pdf files, please.
  • Include contact information on your document and a 3-4 line bio.  
  • Please note that there is a response time of 4-8 weeks after the submission period closes
  • Adanna is a perfect bound print book


All contributors receive a complimentary copy.