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The Process (aaduna only accepts unpublished work)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 July 2020 and thereafter:


Step 1.

All literary work must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document (either .doc or .docx is acceptable) Times New Roman font, 12 font size without any embedded identifying information (name, contact data, e-mail address, date, page numbers etc.) special formatting or headers, footers, page or section Word Art or any other specialized formatting. WE DO NOT ACCEPT PDF files.


Mail one copy of your titled 1.5 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. aaduna will no longer consider or 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 (at least 12-18 images.) Work 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 {though we have presented an appropriate follow-up exhibition by the same artist in the next or subsequent issue depending on thematic intentions and overall length of work.}


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


aaduna will no longer review any submitted work that does not provide the necessary “must” information.


Publication reviewers/editors do not have access to any submitter’s background info prior to a publication decision.  At aaduna, we evaluate the vitality and poignancy of the work and not the submitter’s persona or that person’s background no matter how compelling.  Editors receive your name and work only.


You may ask us to waive the mailing requirement with an appropriate reason. (See step 2.)


Mail submissions to:

aaduna, Inc.

144 Genesee Street Suite 102-259

Auburn, New York 13021

Attention: Submissions


Make sure you e-mail ALL of the information that you included in your postal mailing to  See next step. 


Step 2.

E-mail the same information that you snail mailed to  Follow the same protocols regarding what and how to submit.  Do not submit any work directly to the publisher unless he has specifically asked that you contact him.


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.  However, you must include all other information.


To be purposefully repetitive:

aaduna is no longer in the position to consider submissions where the above requirements are not followed.  Work submitted in an unacceptable manner will not be reviewed. aaduna will not accept work embedded in an e-mail. Send work as an appropriate Word.doc. attachment.  Please inform us if your work is a simultaneous submission.  (Submitters will not be treated differently because of this action.  aaduna is sensitive to the dynamics and realities of submitters trying to find a home for their work.) Submitters are expected to advise aaduna as soon as possible when their simultaneous submission is accepted for publication by another entity.


Once published (and when given an appropriate time period to rectify factual errors or documented omissions for any issue,) aaduna will not remove, alter or re-imagine work or the name of the author at the request of the submitter regardless of reason. 


Submission Deadlines are as follows:

November 16th for the winter/spring anniversary issue

March 14th for the summer issue.

August 15th for the fall/winter issue.


aaduna reserves the right to amend issue publication dates due to unforeseen circumstances and will notify submitters of its publication decisions on a rolling basis. Submitters may contact aaduna via