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ORIGIN STORY

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.

Our print issue sales go 100% back into the magazine so we can print future issues, pay our contributors, and pay for our web hosting upkeep.

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.

READING PERIODS

AADOREE both publishes and reads submissions irregularly. We do not charge reading fees, but when we’re open, we tend to do reading periods only for one day per month. We try to notify ahead of time of potential reading periods. Visit our “Send Us Yr Writing” page for full details.

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JD Scott & Alia Tsang

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