Read the latest issue here. Featuring new work from Rebecca Foust, Steven Kleinman, Ricardo Pau-Llosa, Samuel Piccone, Margaret Ray, Kelly Grace Thomas, Catherine Wing, Nora Bonner Jane Rose Poter, Cade Leebron, Raina K. Puels, Diane Mehta, and more; books reviews for The New Nudity by Hadara Bar-Nadav and Valleyspeak by Cait Weiss Orcutt; and the winners of our annual writing contest awards: Jessica Guzman Alderman, Rachel Toliver, and Tara Deal. Plus, featured artwork from Madeleine Barnes.
Editor's Corner: An Interview with Peter LaBerge of The Adroit Journal
Read an interview with Peter LaBerge, founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Adroit Journal, from our interviews editor Stevie Edwards on why he started a literary journal as a high school student and how the journal became one of the most selective in the country. Work from Adroit has been honored by inclusion in Best American Poetry, Pushcart Prizes: Best of the Small Presses, Best of the Net, Best New Poets, and elsewhere.
"When I first founded the journal back in 2010, I didn’t realize I was doing anything out of the ordinary—I’m grateful for that naïveté. Had I realized that teens around the world weren’t starting out-of-school literary magazines in the industry all the time, I’m not sure I would’ve done it. I like to think that we’ve shown the world what young writers are capable of doing, while also encouraging other young writers to lend their editorial voices to the collective effort with their own publication initiatives and projects."