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.


Sneha Subramanian Kanta

Sneha Subramanian Kanta // Poetry Editor

Sneha Subramanian Kanta is a recipient of the prestigious GREAT scholarship and has earned a second postgraduate degree in literature from England. A Pushcart Prize nominee, her chapbook titled ‘Home is Hyperbole‘ won the Boston Uncommon Chapbook Series (Boston Accent Lit). She is the author of ‘Synecdoche(The Poetry Annals) and ‘Prosopopoeia(Ghost City Press). Her poems are published in Quiddity, The Penn Review, Flypaper Magazine, Geometry, and elsewhere. An old soul, she runs a patisserie and loves engaging with the culinary. 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.



 Parentheses Journal currently invites applications for the role of a Fiction Editor and Fiction Reader.

We look forward to hearing from applicants who wish to have a foray into our multicultural aesthetic. We invite you to submit your application stating:

a) Your interest in the role and

b) A sample of fiction writing recently published.

We have no major constraints in bringing you on the masthead whether or not you have published a full-length book yet. We would like for you to typically have some experience working with a diverse background and knowledge of literary journals. You may include a brief biography. We welcome international applicants. Please note that this role is voluntary and we are a non-paying venture.