H E R M E N E U T I C C H A O S J O U R N A L - Calls for Submissions
look for beautifully crafted narrative mindscapes that move us with
their linguistic, emotional expanse and powerful imagery, We wish to
witness the manner in which the absence finds its presence by wringing
the silence. All this, however, with a certain aesthetic humility.
aim is to offer passionate writers a friendly habitation for
publication and enthusiastic readers with innovative voices and
Works published by us have found recognition in Verse Daily, Best Of The Net and Best Of Small Fictions, among others. We respect our authors and take pride in publishing their contributions in the journal, and therefore send out nominations for most of the major prizes and awards. We also promote their work wherever possible.
Chaos Literary Journal will publish six editions in a year, in the
months of January, March, May, July, September and November, carrying
the best poetry and prose submissions received by us. We do not have
specific reading periods and accept submissions year-round.
welcome submissions by authors from diverse backgrounds and literary
preferences. We admire all forms of experimental, hybrid and avant-garde
literature, collaborative writings, visual and graphic outpourings -
anything that literature is capable of. Our primary interest lies in
works which inspire an active cathartic response, and not a sentimental
passivity. To achieve this end, we seek poetry and prose where
imagination, symbolism, metaphors, lexical ingenuity and a strong
imagery guide reality to examine the creative chaos beyond its
We accept both simultaneous and multiple submissions. However, we request you to inform us promptly in case your submitted work finds acceptance elsewhere. In such cases, you may withdraw the entire submission by logging into your Submittable account. If, on the other hand, you wish to withdraw only a part of your submission, please add a note to your submission mentioning the work you wish to withdraw.
POETRY : You may submit up to 5 poems of any length at a time.
FICTION : You may submit up to 3 prose pieces to us at a time (max. 3000 words).
ARTWORK : You may submit up to 6 pieces of any form of visual art at a time.
understand the anxiety and anticipation that haunt the writers when
they submit their works for consideration to a literary journal, and
hence, we do our best to respond to the submissions within 10 days,
usually much sooner.