The Process (Unpublished Work Only)
Submitters must complete steps 1 & 2.*
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 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.
Visual artists should forward work that is self-contained and projects a thematic story. (12-15 images in jpeg format) Submit the work electronically in a slide-show or video format (WMV) applicable to Word or PDF document review and videographers must mail a DVD of the work. Visual artists are limited to one submission.
Mail your material in a manila sized envelope on or before the submission deadline. Make sure you enclose a cover letter, bio, and all necessary contact information.
144 Genesee Street Suite 102-259
Auburn, New York 13021
Attention: Keith Leonard, Submissions Manager
E-mail the same information that you mailed, to
aaduna will acknowledge receipt of submitted material via e-mail.
*If step 1 would prevent you from submitting to aaduna, indicate this fact in your cover letter and request that aaduna waive this step.
Submission Deadlines are as follows:
April 14, 2014 is the deadline for the summer 2014 issue.
June 30, 2014 is the deadline for the fall 2014 issue.
November 13, 2014 is the deadline for the Winter/Spring 2015 issue.
aaduna reserves the right to amend all dates due to unforeseen circumstances, and may notify submitters on a rolling basis. Submitters may contact aaduna via the submissions manager at any time. aaduna no longer accepts handwritten or typed submissions without an accompanying electronic version of the same submission.
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 Philosophyaaduna 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, that development is a political, social, and contrived 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 or cultural characteristics. 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.