Share Your Stories

We seek to publish writing about personal experience. True stories of personal growth, lessons learned, life-changing events, and milestones. Work that is informal, exploratory, reflective, and insightful.

Personal narrative creates meaning and order from the chaos of life. It reveals who we are, who we want to be. It connects us.

Call For Submissions

The Chaos is accepting submissions of short personal essays, 250-2500 words, from new, emerging, and established writers.

What We Like

Quality. Emotional curiosity. Originality. Humor. Honesty. Courage. Brevity.

We want to be astonished.
We want to be moved.
We want to be inspired.


We do not accept previously published work. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but let us know if your piece is accepted elsewhere.

All submissions must be double-spaced, Times New Roman 12 point font, and doc or docx formats.

Submit up to 5000 words max total.

How To Submit

Email submissions to thechaosjournal [at] gmail [dot] com

Send submissions as separate emails. Please read our Publishing Agreement before submitting your work.

  1. Subject: Your last name, first name
  2. Body: Please include your name, how you heard about The Chaos, a brief (3-4 sentence) third-person bio, and whether your piece has been submitted to other publications. You may also include your website url and/or links to up to 2 social profiles.
  3. Attachments:  doc or docx format.

A Few More Details

Submissions are rolling. There is no fee to submit. We can’t pay contributors at this time. Expect a 2-8 week response time.

The Chaos


Jen Conshue, Editor-in-Chief

Jenna Moen, Associate Editor

Publication Schedule and Format

The Chaos is an online literary journal. We will publish 4 issues per year. Our first issue will be published in fall 2016.

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