Monday, March 12, 2012

Call for Submissions: Adanna Journal for Women Issue 4

Post date: Monday, March 12, 2012
Deadline: 30 April 2012


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.


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), and will consider artwork for cover only. Adanna welcomes both National and International submissions in English.
  • Please submit only unpublished pieces.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 4-12 weeks.

Adanna is a perfect bound print book publication. All contributors receive a complimentary copy. The period for Issue 2 is January 31-April 30, 2012.


Adanna's "Featured Poets Page" focuses on thematic issues relating to women in the same spirit as our annual print issue.

Our next quarter will begin April 15 and will focus on the topic of "Father/Daughter Relationships." Please submit unpublished work only (including both print and online publications in any form). Send up to three poems to and include in your subject line "Featured Poets Page." The deadline for the next submission period is April 13th. Due to the large volume of submissions Adanna will respond to Acceptances Only for the on-line featured page. The periods will run: 1/15-4/15; 4/15-7/15; 7/15-10/15; 10/15-1/15. Poems are eligible for publication in the Print Journal (you will be notified if accepted for both).


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