Welcome to the World

Parentheses Journal is a bi-annual publication, with issues released every March and September.

We welcome unsolicited submissions of poetry, prose and art, not necessarily in that order. Please make sure you read our submission guidelines carefully.

Nothing otherworldly for certain, but take noteworthy.


  • Remove any identifying information from your document. Parentheses Journal reads blind.
  • Please title your email subject line as Your-Name — Genre (Poetry/Prose/Art/Photography).
  • No previous publications, please. This includes content posted on personal websites, blogs or social media.
  • All rights revert to author upon publication in Parentheses Journal and we would be honored to receive an acknowledgment should your piece appearing with us is reprinted in future publications. Parentheses Journal retains first electronic rights to all work and retains the right to archive the work on our journal online.
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted though we request you to let us know at the earliest if your work is accepted for publication elsewhere. A congratulatory note inclusive, we would thank you for the prompt notice.
  • All responses of acceptance and rejection will be sent 3 weeks after the submission deadline.


Deadline: August 15, 2018

Give us your dailies, the mundane still life, tales spurned out of your clay, restless thoughts, unanswered plurals – we welcome poetry, fiction, and art (illustrations, photography, et cetera) from across coasts and climes.

Read our submission guidelines for more details.


We welcome all genres of poetry, in form, length and content. We specifically like poems that move us in an organic way, and pave space for the avant-garde. Write to us of your yearnings, the anthropomorphic and any syllables in-between. Set aside the rules.

Please send up to two  poems, single-spaced only, as a .doc or .docx format to


We want great themes and largesse. We want muffled curtains to sift and utter. We want personification, mire, and myth. We want skins of your tales. Think consciousness, brevity, and spirit.

Please send up to two flash fiction/short stories, single-spaced only, of not more than 2000 words as a .doc or .docx format to


We delve into everything and find art. It runs through fields and mist, sounds of winds within locks of trees, the discursive semicircle of a used tin. The satisfaction to create, know and share. There is art where you attempt to look outside in, for it is no monolith.

Please send up to six pieces of artwork in a .jpeg format to


We encapsulate varied interpretations into a moment, and that is photography. It embodies hues and transcends a second into newer ways of looking, through a fresh lens.

Please send up to six stand-alone photographs or photo essays in a .jpeg format to


Parentheses Journal is available online and print-on-demand.

There is no payment or monetary surpluses on offer currently. Except for the collaborative consciousness of creation.

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