Thank you for considering Hermeneutic Chaos as a home for your work!

Hermeneutic Chaos publishes six online editions in a year, in the months of January, March, May, July, September and November. It also publishes up to ten chapbooks every year through its press. 

We welcome submissions by authors from diverse backgrounds and  literary preferences. We admire all forms of experimental, hybrid and avant-garde literature, collaborative writings, visual and graphic outpourings-anything that literature is capable of. 

Please note that while we accept simultaneous submissions, we do not accept work that has been previously published. If you wish to know more about the kind of work that we publish, please visit the current and previous issues on our website.

Please submit multiple poetry/prose in one document. We request you not to submit more than once in the same category at a time. However, we do encourage multiple submissions across categories. 
Ends on March 31, 2017
Welcome to the 2017 Alice Sullivan Prize for Fiction!


We will read submissions for The Alice Sullivan Prize for Fiction between February 1 and March 31, 2017.

The award recognizes a short fiction that employs a powerful narrative to enter into a dynamic engagement with the world outside its being. It is awarded annually to a writer who has not yet published a book of fiction. 

​The winner, judged in an anonymous review by the editor, will receive a prize of $300, a certificate, and will be featured in the May 2017 edition of Hermeneutic Chaos. Publication and certificates will also be awarded to the two runners-up. In addition, two honorable mentions will be offered publication. All the entries will be considered for inclusion in the forthcoming issues of the journal.​

All the participants will be notified about the status of their submission by April 15, 2017.

Please note that there is no entry fee for the submissions. You may, however, choose to make a donation of $3 with your submission to support our endeavor.

Eligibility:

The Alice Sullivan Prize for Fiction will be awarded to writers who have not yet published a book of fiction (this includes novels, novellas and short story collections). However, they may be have published fiction chapbooks, and/or short stories in literary magazines. We strongly encourage unpublished writers to submit their work for consideration.​


Guidelines for Submission:

  • ​The stories must be 300 -1500 words in length.
  • You may submit a maximum of four stories ​to the contest. However, each story must appear as a separate submission.
  • The short fictions should be original and unpublished. 
  • We will consider excerpts, as long as they are a part of an unpublished manuscript. Please mention them as such on the first page of your submission.
  • Since all the submissions will be read anonymously, we request you to not include your name or any other identifying information in your submission, as well as in the filename. 
  • Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but we request you to inform us promptly in case your work is accepted elsewhere.
Thank you so much, and we are excited to read your work!
$3.00
Please use this category if you wish to support our endeavor through a donation. We value your contribution, and are very grateful to you for it.

Welcome to the 2017 Alice Sullivan Prize for Fiction!


We will read submissions for The Alice Sullivan Prize for Fiction between February 1 and March 31, 2017.

The award recognizes a short fiction that employs a powerful narrative to enter into a dynamic engagement with the world outside its being. It is awarded annually to a writer who has not yet published a book of fiction. 

​The winner, judged in an anonymous review by the editor, will receive a prize of $300, a certificate, and will be featured in the May 2017 edition of Hermeneutic Chaos. Publication and certificates will also be awarded to the two runners-up. In addition, two honorable mentions will be offered publication. All the entries will be considered for inclusion in the forthcoming issues of the journal.​

All the participants will be notified about the status of their submission by April 15, 2017.

Please note that there is no entry fee for the submissions. You may, however, choose to make a donation of $3 with your submission to support our endeavor.

Eligibility:

The Alice Sullivan Prize for Fiction will be awarded to writers who have not yet published a book of fiction (this includes novels, novellas and short story collections). However, they may be have published fiction chapbooks, and/or short stories in literary magazines. We strongly encourage unpublished writers to submit their work for consideration.​


Guidelines for Submission:

  • ​The stories must be 300 -1500 words in length.
  • You may submit a maximum of four stories ​to the contest. However, each story must appear as a separate submission.
  • The short fictions should be original and unpublished. 
  • We will consider excerpts, as long as they are a part of an unpublished manuscript. Please mention them as such on the first page of your submission.
  • Since all the submissions will be read anonymously, we request you to not include your name or any other identifying information in your submission, as well as in the filename. 
  • Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but we request you to inform us promptly in case your work is accepted elsewhere.

Thank you so much, and we are excited to read your work!

You may submit up to five poems of any length to us at a time in a single word document. 

We greatly admire poems that have a strong sensory appeal with an enthusiastic linguistic freedom, where words contemplate the interpretations of instincts and deeper strokes of human dilemma. We do not generally embrace a poetic vision constrained by the limitations of a rhyming scheme. 

Thank you considering us as a home for your work.

You may submit up to three prose pieces to us at a time in a single word document. However, please ensure that these do not exceed 3000 words together. 

We primarily look for prose that is eclectic in nature, uses language in interesting ways, and encourages the readers to admire the subtle aesthetics of the smaller narrative moments in the plot.  We are open to reading all genres of fiction, including fantasy and magic realism.

Please include a word count for each piece on the top of the page.

Thank you considering us as a home for your work!


You may submit up to six pieces at a time as separate attachments.

We welcome submissions of color/b&w photography, paintings/drawings, and digital art to be incorporated as the cover art of a particular issue of Hermeneutic Chaos. 

Thank you for considering us as a home for your work.