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.
The Chaos is accepting submissions of short personal essays, 250-2500 words, from new, emerging, and established writers.
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.
Email submissions to thechaosjournal [at] gmail [dot] com.
Send submissions as separate emails. Please read our Publishing Agreement before submitting your work.
Submissions are rolling. There is no fee to submit. We can’t pay contributors at this time. Expect a 2-8 week response time.
Jen Conshue, Editor-in-Chief
Jenna Moen, Associate Editor
The Chaos is an online literary journal. We will publish 4 issues per year. Our first issue will be published in fall 2016.
We’ll keep you updated and send you our monthly newsletter.