Shinjini Bhattacharjee, Founding Editor & Editor-in-Chief

Shinjini Bhattacharjee is the author of two chapbooks, There Is No Way to Alter The Gravity Of A Doll (dancing girl press), and In My Landscape, I Am Not Real (Glass Lyre Press, 2018).  Her work has been published, or is forthcoming in The Bitter OleanderCimarron Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Gargoyle, Tinderbox Poetry, Journal, decomP and other literary venues.

​Please direct all your editorial queries to editor.hermeneuticchaos (at) gmail.com.


H E R M E N E U T I C   C H A O S 

About Us

Established in 2015, Hermeneutic Chaos Press, an extension of Hermeneutic Chaos Journal, is an independent micropress that publishes 7-10 chapbooks per year of poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction. We are a queer-friendly, feminist press that is committed to promoting and celebrating the diversity of literature and its authors. Our mission, right from its inception, has been to publish literature that goes beyond its pages to offer exciting new perspectives that are vital, urgent, and necessary.

Our tastes are quite eclectic, but we are primarily interested in works that question the sinews of language and everyday experiences, and explore literary spaces outside the common using innovative imagery. We look for writing that rehearses imagination to confront the interpretations of an aesthetic that has already found a meaning in society. We acknowledge voices that are bold, uncanny, startling and resonating.  

We do not wish to circumscribe a manuscript's potential by evaluating the literary genre it subscribes to, and therefore, are happy to accept all literary habitations a chapbook might want to assume, including speculative fiction and fabulism. We are also big enthusiasts of collaborative work --between writers, or writer(s) and artist(s), translations, or any such aesthetic amalgamation thereof, and greatly encourage such work. 

All our titles are printed in open or limited editions and bound by hand. Thus, each book becomes a unique work of art, curated with a lot of love. We understand the relationship that the writers have with the work they create, and therefore produce titles that our authors are proud of, and our readers are happy to add to their bookshelves.

We respect our authors and take pride in publishing their work,  and therefore actively promote their voices. We donate generous copies of our titles to university and national libraries. We also nominate our authors for all the major small press prizes and awards.