Submission Process

aaduna seeks to uncover new and emerging creative visionaries, especially people of color, in the realm of fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and the visual arts.

Submission Philosophy

aaduna seeks to broaden the current online paradigms associated with publishing works by emerging writers and artists especially for people of color. From a multicultural viewpoint, aaduna comprehends the fact that while cultures and ethnicities tend to exist separate from each other, such a development is a contrived political, social, and economic construct. Therefore, aaduna seeks to erase such artificial distinctions, and welcomes submissions from emerging writers and visual artists whose work goes beyond expectations based solely on physicality, social or cultural characteristics. aaduna also welcomes work from established writers and artists who are looking to expand their arenas of influence and readership or want to become more engaged  in a diverse, multicultural  creative community.  While aaduna is primarily interested in providing a viable publishing platform for people of color, the world is huge, and there is a widening audience for other artists whose creativity reflects voices that are divergent; voices that are powerful, and voices committed to change.  aaduna welcomes such voices.

The aaduna editorial policy is committed to presenting work in the manner and style that reflects how the creative person behind the work wants to see that work presented to the public, realizing that the most effective judge of any work’s quality and import ultimately rests within the marketplace. It is within this reality that aaduna will be a conduit for providing the public with works that are stimulating, enjoyable, insightful, open for vigorous discussion, and in some measure, a catalyst to embolden the intellect, imagination, and human spirit.

aaduna does not provide honorarium. However, aaduna will work with each published artist to build an appropriate platform that may lead to a wide variety of market opportunities.

 

Aaduna si dofa rey. (The world is huge).

 

The Process (aaduna only accepts unpublished work)

 

Steps as of May 2017 and thereafter:

  

Step 1.  All work shall be submitted as a Word.doc, Times New Roman font, 12 font size without any identifying information (name, contact data, e-mail address, date, page numbers etc.) placed on or embedded on the actual submission.)

 

Mail one copy of your titled double-spaced short story, essay, or self-contained novel excerpt. Please print the work on one side of the page. You may send no more than two pieces of prose.

 

You may submit up to three – five poems at a time. Please set your poem as it should appear in print. Three poems will count as the equivalent of one prose submission. Rarely will aaduna review a single poem for a publication decision.  We want to see a body of work.

 

Visual artists should forward work that is self-contained and projects a thematic story.  (12-15 images)  Each piece must be submitted electronically in jpeg format with high resolution.   Videographers must submit their work electronically in MP4 format. Visual artists are limited to one submission/issue.

 

Mail your material in a manila sized envelope on or before the submission deadline.  You must enclose a cover letter, author’s bio, and all necessary contact information (current mailing address, contact telephone numbers, and e-mail address) for us to consider your submission.

 

Mail to:

aaduna
144 Genesee Street Suite 102-259
Auburn, New York 13021
Attention: Submissions 

 

Step 2. E-mail the same information that you snail mailed, to submissionsmanager@aaduna.org

 

aaduna will acknowledge receipt of submitted material via e-mail.

 

PLEASE NOTE: If step 1 would prevent you from submitting to aaduna, indicate this fact in your e-mail cover letter and request that aaduna waive this step.

 

aaduna will no longer consider submissions where the above requirements are not followed.  aaduna will not accept work embedded in an e-mail without the other necessary information.  Any exception to requirements will be at sole discretion of the publisher, and submitters should provide a request and explanation directly to bill@aaduna.org.

 

Submission Deadlines are as follows:

March 14th for the summer issue.
July 15th for the fall/winter issue.
November 16th for the spring anniversary issue

 

aaduna reserves the right to amend all dates due to unforeseen circumstances, and may notify submitters of its publication decision on a rolling basis. Submitters may contact aaduna via the submissions manager at any time.  Email: submissionsmanager@aaduna.org