About

There must be no voice underrepresented

Parentheses Journal is a new collaborative venture in the quest for sharing art, operating on the quintessence of art for art’s sake.

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.

FOUNDING EDITORS

Sneha Subramanian Kanta

Sneha Subramanian Kanta // Poetry Editor

Sneha Subramanian Kanta is a recipient of the prestigious GREAT scholarship awardee 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.

READERS

Jimin Lee

Jimin Lee // Fiction Reader

Jimin Lee is a Korean-American writer living in Seoul, South Korea. As a published author on various platforms, her works of fiction appeared in Crashtest Magazine and The Daphne Review, among others. She is the founder and Editor-In-Chief of The Ideate Review, a literary magazine that recognizes works of creative writing and art by emerging writers and artists. In addition, she is a prose reader for Parentheses Journal. She enjoys looking at the ordinary from different angles and writing about her sensory observations. She is always confident that she has a great future ahead of her.

Elizabeth Ruth Deyro

Elizabeth Ruth Deyro // Fiction Reader

Elizabeth Ruth Deyro is a writer, poet, and editor from Laguna, Philippines. She holds a BA in Communication Arts (Writing) from the University of Philippines Los Baños. She is interested in themes of religious criticism, psychopathology, the philosophy of being, and the woman’s body as a political venue. She is the Editor-in-Chief and Creative Director of The Brown Orient, and Prose Editor of Rag Queen Periodical and Red Queen Literary Magazine. Her work appears in L’Éphémère Review, Porridge Magazine, Jellyfish Review, and Hypertrophic Literary. Spontaneity is either one of her best traits or her most celebrated flaw, depending on the day.