Welcome to In Parentheses: a place where works of great artists, thinkers, and critics come together in the form of a literary magazine and community.
Our History & Mission
We hope that readers receive In Parentheses as a medium through which the evolution of human thought can be appreciated, nurtured and precipitated. It will present a dynamo of artistic expression, journalism, informal analysis of our daily world, entertainment of ideas considered lofty and criticism of today’s popular culture. The featured content does not follow any specific ideology except for that of intellectual expansion of the masses.
Founded in late 2011, In Parentheses prides itself upon analysis of the current condition of intelligence in the minds of these young people, and building a hypothesis for one looming question: what comes after Post-Modernism?
The idea for this magazine stems from a simple conversation regarding the aforementioned question, which drew out the need to identify our generation’s place in literary history.
To view the types of work we typically publish, preview or purchase our past issues.
What to Submit
This magazine takes open submissions and all should be submitting according to the following rubric:
Poetry Submissions: IP is looking for interesting, creative, and unique poetry of all forms and styles. Please format all poetry to in a .doc file, single-spaced, in 10pt or 12pt font. There is no limit to the number of poems submitted but please note the following: No documents longer than five (5) pages will be accepted. At the top of your document before the first poem, please include a biographical statement written in the 3rd person of exactly 50 words.
Creative Writing Submissions: IP is looking for pieces that extend the contours of the human imagination. Please format all prose to a .doc file, single-spaced, in 10pt or 12pt font. The word limit is strictly 1000 words and please note the following: No pieces exceeding the 1000 word count will be accepted.
Editorial Submissions: IP is looking for critical and analytical pieces which would fall into the following categories: World News, History, Review, Science, or Opinion. Please format all prose to a .doc file, single-spaced, in 10pt or 12pt font. The word limit is strictly 800 words and please note the following: No pieces exceeding the 800 word count will be accepted.
Multimedia Submissions: If you would like to make a multimedia submission to IP, please send us an email directly with a brief description of the type of media.Please see the above guidelines and further information here.
Please do not forget the 50-word third-person biography of the author. You can expect a return email of receipt.
Please contact us directly at inparenthesesx[at]gmail[.]com for any inquiries regarding current or past submissions.
While all submissions will be read FREE OF CHARGE, we have enabled an option to submit an add-on payment with your submission in order to receive a copy the Spring Issue of In Parentheses Magazine once it is released.
- We are a small independent press. This limits us from being able to offer our published artists anything for free. We use MagCloud for our print-on-demand services.
- If we accept your submission, we may publish some or all parts of the enclosed files.
- In some cases, we will hold part of your submission for inclusion in our blog archive to be featured: https://inparentheses.art/
- If we decline your submission, please feel free to submit new works for the same period or a future period.
- We are a quarterly magazine.
- If we accept your submission for the print magazine, your pieces will be formatted to fit the page size and style. Please notify us if your work must be published a certain way.
Thank you for your cooperation and we look forward to seeing your work!