Thank you for considering Hermeneutic Chaos Press as a possible home for your manuscript. We primarily publish chapbooks; however, we also occasionally publish anthologies. We believe in championing work that goes beyond its pages to contribute meaningfully to the essential conversations that impact and empower the future of literature.
All our titles are produced as small, open editions and are hand bound and trimmed. Each book measures approximately 6 x 8 inches. Our covers are made from premier matte papers, and are printed via inkjet.
As a policy, we do not charge a fee for reading your chapbook manuscripts.
Our open reading periods are as follows :
Summer Reading Period : May 1 - July 1
Winter Reading Period : December 1 - February 1
For chapbooks, we consider the following categories :
Poetry: We will consider both verse and prose poetry, as well as hybrid forms. We look for manuscripts that move us through a surprising use of language, imagery and poetic texture.
Prose: We will consider a collection of flash fictions, one/two long stories, vignettes, creative non-fiction and lyric essays. We appreciate work that possesses a compelling nature and captures the motion of a moment in all its vulnerability.
Hybrid: These include works that defy the restrictions imposed by the conventional categories of poetry and fiction. We always encourage work that questions the normative notions of literature and seek aesthetic paths that encourage the muscles of various genres to build something new and challenging.
Submission Guidelines for Chapbooks :
Response Time :
We aim to respond to all our submissions within 8-10 weeks, usually less. Please feel free to contact us if you don't hear from us by then.
Upon Acceptance :
Authors whose manuscripts are accepted for publication will receive 15 author copies as payment. They may also purchase additional author copies from the press at cost.
How To Submit A Manuscript :
We only accept manuscript submissions electronically via our online submission manager Submittable.
In case you have any question regarding submissions, please get in touch with us at editor.hermeneuticchaos (at) gmail.com.
Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to read your manuscript. We look forward to spending time with it!
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