and whipped the offending Adam out of him.
The Offending Adam is an online journal with the best in new writing, essays on poetics, book reviews, and feature projects. As opposed to annual, biannual, or quarterly publications, we are a truly online venture, taking advantage of the medium’s ability to update continuously, with new content added weekly.
What makes The Offending Adam unique, beyond our embrace of the online medium, is an emphasis on the relationship between contributor, journal, and reader. Our contribution process is not a static send-wait-reject/accept. It is a dynamic process between contributor and editor resulting in a publication accompanied by an editorial statement. The journal is a bridge between writer and reader, and we take that responsibility seriously.
You might notice that, while we publish a new issue weekly, we only publish a small selection of content in each issue. We believe that it is important to focus and consider each writer’s work in itself and for our selections to not get lost in a massive wave of content spilled out all at once. Our editorial introductions reinforce this position. Each piece of work is vital, and there is a reason we believe that it is worth reading. We encourage each reader to find his or her own reason for reading the work through giving it true consideration and attention.
We look to pull the offending Adam out of our writers and out of our readers and get them to snap awake and see each other. The journal has little to do with Shakespeare, kings, England, and history plays. The journal does have everything to do with veering outside the expected and the traditional. If we as editors and readers can think of ourselves as composite Falstaffs, encouraging the antithetical right alongside the expected, we are achieving our purpose.
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