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​​Hermeneutic 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.

We 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 straitjacket cliff. 

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. 

We 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.

​If your work is accepted for publication, we will ask for first publication rights. We would also request you to grant us permission to permanently archive your work online. All the other rights will revert to you post publication.  If your work is reprinted elsewhere in future, we request you to acknowledge its first publication here. 

To submit, please visit our submission manager Submittable.  

We are excited to read your work!