There are presently no open calls for submissions.
AADOREE is currently CLOSED for our monthly reading periods until we finalize our second issue. We expect to launch our second issue in late summer or early fall. We expect to be reading for our third issue (and our first themed issue!) beginning September 13, 2018.
MONTHLY READING PERIODS: We hold reading periods on the 13th of the month when we are open for submissions. These reading periods will run on our Submittable for 24 hours each, from midnight to midnight (EST). We do not charge a reading fee.
If this submissions page is the first place you’re encountering AADOREE, we deeply encourage you to read about us below to get a sense of who we are, as well as read the work in our debut issue on our website before considering sending any work our way—we tend to almost exclusively publish poetry & poetic-minded prose, specifically poems that take formal risks or experiment with text. We receive a lot of traditional love poems (is it our amorous name?) and narrative short stories that are not a good fit for us. Please take a few minutes to read some work on adoreadoreadore.com before submitting.
AADOREE does not distinguish between genre on our submissions page, and thus we read all work through the same general category. While we have general guidelines below, if you do hybrid writing, multimedia work, or other writing that blurs and defies genre, we welcome you to send us whatever you would like us to consider—but please include a cover letter to give us some context.
AADOREE (pronounced the same as “adore”) is a small online/print literary journal. AADOREE aims to publish those voices who are pushing boundaries of writing with an emphasis on interdisciplinary work, formal and visual experimentation, and poetic sensibilities. We adore text and language that takes risks.
ONLINE EDITION & PRINT JOURNAL + ITS “ADORATIONS”
Each print issue of AADOREE is bound as a limited chapbookesque volume. The print journal is nearly identical to the online magazine except for one striking difference: each print issue contains a interdisciplinary section of “Adorations” by each contributor in the issue. An Adoration is an additional space, outside of the writer’s contribution, that they may choose to include interdisciplinary media: a response. A zine page. Fragments. A collage. A Polaroid. A doodle. A grocery list. An artist statement. A recipe. Marginalia. An obsession. A postcard. Tchotchke. A kiki. A manifesto. A playlist. A love letter. A polemic. A diary entry, unlocked. All of these could be Adorations.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
AADOREE adores writing that is experimental, contemporary, technological, cross-genre, mythic, vivid, self-indulgent, imperfect, teenaged, obsessive, sincere, haunty, speculative, visceral, ancestral, socially conscious, slangy, cute, ugly, overwrought, lyrical, artful, and/or magical. Language, strangeness, and imagination do the most work for us. We want work that interrogates its position on the page. We want writing that goes HAM.
As we are a smaller magazine, we tend to privilege shortform over longform. Likewise, although we don’t distinguish between genres, we tend to be a little more poetically minded or interested in hybrid works. We might not be the most ideal home for traditional stories (although we adore fabulist prose) or poems or essays, although we’re always looking to be surprised.
AADOREE is dedicated to publishing underrepresented voices and giving space to their words. Writers of color, femme + women + GNC + trans writers, queer writers, disabled writers, undocumented writers, indigenous writers, working-class writers, all of those who have been made invisible—please consider sending your work our way.