The Journal

Hermeneutic Chaos is a new literary magazine founded by Shinjini Bhattacharjee in March 2014 with the intention of producing good literature that reminds people about the power of art.

The journal will appear six times in a year, in the months of January, March, May, July, September and November.

The journal had initially began on a WordPress site but was soon shifted to another web location for the former did not provide enough means to exhibit various literary paradigms that the team had intended for the journal.

When Shinjini began this literary journal, her primary purpose was to create a magazine that would incorporate the works of poetry and prose writers from all over the world, and also at the same time maintain the curious delight of searching for a work, as in a print magazine. Paradoxical as it may seem, she wanted to use technology to create a literary magazine divested of technological dilution. She wanted her readers to enjoy the act of flipping through the pages of a virtual print magazine to appreciate all the works inhabiting its landscape. That is why the journal is presented not as links to individual authors’ works, but as beautifully crafted Issuu versions and pdf files because we feel that the process of reading a work in isolation thwarts the entire purpose of reading the magazine as a whole.

One of our chief intentions is to provide beautiful literary mindscapes to the readers without gifting the contributing writers the nervousness and agitation that accompanies every submission. Thus, we tend to respond to submissions very quickly, usually under 24 hours.

We encourage new, emerging as well as established writers to contribute to the journal, and nominate for most of the prizes such as Pushcart, Best of the Net, etc.

To know more about Hermeneutic Chaos, or to submit, visit here.


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