Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Call for Submissions: Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal

Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal is open to publishing previously unpublished poetry and fiction by new,emerging, and established authors. We are happy to embrace all experimental genres, but we are slightly more biased towards literature whose deepest emotions,when given the opportunity to inhabit with ours, creates a strange yet familiar sensation of déjà vu. Works where imagination and a strong imagery guide reality to examine the creative chaos beyond its straitjacket cliff.

There are no deadlines to meet, since we accept submissions throughout the year. The guidelines aren’t too complex, and therefore, we would request you to adhere to them in order to engage in a fruitful aesthetic interaction with the journal.

General Guidelines:
  • All the submissions must be sent to: hermeneuticchaosjournal[at]gmail[dot]com (Change [at] to @ and [dot] to . )
  • The subject line must mention the following- Poetry/Prose Submission-Name of the author.
  • Include a cover letter and a short, third-person bio which tells the readers about the writer.
  • We accept simultaneous submissions.However, we request you to inform us promptly in case your submissions find acceptance elsewhere.
  • We also accept multiple submissions. However, please submit your poetry and fiction as separate emails.
  • Poetry/Fiction previously published in a personal blog can also be submitted for consideration after a slight noticeable modification of the original. In such cases, please include the blog link along with the submission(s).
  • We may also sometimes reprint pieces which possess the power to establish a strong aesthetic and emotive bonding with the readers, but do acknowledge the place where it was first published so that we can include the same.
  • We do not accept erotic, political and polemical musings.

Specific instructions for each literary structure are provided below.

  • Poetry in both prose and verse are welcome.
  • Brevity should be the code of conduct. No long poems.
  • The poems should have a strong sensory appeal with an enthusiastic linguistic freedom. We want poems where words contemplate the interpretations of instincts and deeper strokes of human dilemma.
  • Please send no more than 5 poems attached as a word document.
  • Milton was one of the first poets to understand the beauty of blank verse while composing Paradise Lost. We want your creative outputs to experience the same liberation as well.

  • We look for works that describe the journey of the emotions, and not the incidents which engender it. The inspiration comes from Virginia Woolf,Sylvia Plath and Margaret Atwood.
  • Each fiction should not exceed 500 words.
  • Please send no more than 2 fiction pieces attached as a word document.
As writers ourselves, we understand the anxiety and anticipation that haunt the writers as soon as they submit their works for consideration to a journal, and hence, we do our best to respond to the submissions within 1-3 days. However, we ask you not to query until a week has passed. All rights revert to the author upon publication. If your work is reprinted elsewhere in future, we request you to acknowledge its first publication here. Please note that we are currently a non-paying market.

Please submit the responses at The Submission Grinder and Duotrope.
We look forward to reading your literary masterpieces.

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