About

There must be no voice underrepresented

Parentheses Journal is an international independent literary journal.

We create our own utopias in the imperfections of being. The voices contain within figments of dust and deep trenches, everyday harmonies, and soliloquies in the sand. The aesthetic of bent dust hardbacks and thick lettered illegible syntaxes in ancient caverns nudges. A semblance of everydayness, colloquial artifacts of experience, membranes of telling over war-frayed leaves rouses.

You belong.

EDITORS

Sneha Subramanian Kanta

Sneha Subramanian Kanta // Poetry, Reviews, and Interviews Editor

Sneha Subramanian Kanta is a recipient of The Charles Wallace Fellowship at the University of Stirling, Scotland (2019). A GREAT scholarship awardee, she has earned a second postgraduate degree in literature from England. She is a reader for Palette Poetry and Tinderbox Poetry Journal. She is the author of Land: Body / Ocean: Muscle (forthcoming with dancing girl press). Her work is forthcoming in The Normal School, Up The Staircase Quarterly, Quiddity, and elsewhere. A collector of ancient dictionaries, she uses autumn leaves as bookmarks. A trained mountaineer, she loves quaint towns and horses.

harshal desai

Harshal Desai // Art, Photography, and Fiction Editor

Harshal Desai is an entrepreneur, artist, and designer. His photography is published in National Geographic, Indianapolis Review, Shangai Literary Review, SoFloPoJo, Gravel Magazine, Ponder Review, Stonecoast Review, Gulf Stream Literary Magazine, Paradox Review, The Esthetic Apostle, Storm Cellar, Crooked Teeth Lit, Déraciné, The Ear, Open: Journal of Arts and Letters, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal and elsewhere. His fiction has been published in Peacock Journal, Former Cactus, Tell Me Your Story, and Phenomenal Literature. He loves graphic novels, manga, the woods, and museums. He finds inner peace taking long walks while listening to Nordic heavy metal music.

Cathy Ulrich // Fiction Editor

Cathy Ulrich is a mixed-race writer from Montana. Her work has been published in various journals, including Black Warrior Review, Passages North and Wigleaf, and can be found in Best Microfiction 2019, Best Small Fiction 2019 and Wigleaf’s Top 50 Very Short Fictions 2017 and 2019. She is the author of Ghosts of You (2019, Okay Donkey Press).

READERS

Bhumika Choudhary // Fiction Reader

Bhumika Choudhary is an Indian born poet who primarily writes on identity, trauma, transitions, womanhood, and culture among other things. Bhumika is the Creative Non-Fiction Editor at Barren Press.

Emma Stevenson

Emma Stevenson // Fiction Reader

Emma Stevenson (@_ELStevie) is a freelance copyeditor, living and working in London. After graduating with an MA in cultural and intellectual history in 2018, she has undertaken editorial work experience and internships at a number of major and independent publishers. Aside from her editorial work, she loves to read and write. She is a relative newcomer to the online writing community, but has had her poetry published online by Constellate Journal and Burning House Press, and is currently working on a series of short stories, drawing on her grandmother’s uncanny anecdotes of living in London during WW2. As a reader, she is always seeking to explore the diversity of voices and stories that the world has to offer – but that regrettably aren’t always heard – and to be transported to new, unique and challenging realms of storytelling. When she’s not scribbling on the notes app on her phone, she’s cuddling kittens, playing Dungeons & Dragons, translating Latin spells or practising her limited Polish.

Nelson Charity John

Nelson Charity John // Fiction Reader

Nelson C.J is a writer of mostly lucid and experimental works, who has been published in Ambit Magazine, Brittle Paper, AfroPunk and a few other spaces. He is also a prose reader for Winter Tangerine and lives in Lagos, Nigeria.