There must be no voice underrepresented

Parentheses Journal is an independent literary journal based in Ontario, Canada.

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.


Sneha Subramanian Kanta

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

Sneha Subramanian Kanta has been awarded the first Vijay Nambisan Fellowship 2019. She is the Charles Wallace Fellow 2019-20 at The University of Stirling. A GREAT scholarship awardee, she has earned a second postgraduate degree in literature from England. Her chapbook Ghost Tracks is forthcoming with Louisiana Literature Press (Southeastern Louisiana University). She is a reader for Tinderbox Poetry Journal. Her work is forthcoming in Waxwing, The Normal School, HOBART, 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 // Web Designer, Art & Photography 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).