Lou Storey’s writings have been published in The New Yorker, New York Times’ “Tiny Love Stories”, PROEM Journal, Beyond Words Magazine and in various academic journals. He works as a psychotherapist, is committed to anything that tells a story, and lives on the New Jersey coast with his husband Steve. Artwork by Edward Michael Supranowicz
The reading period for the next issue of In Parentheses is currently open! We are accepting submissions for our next issue which will be released on July 15th, 2021. The reading period for all submissions will extend until July 5, 2021.
Phillipe Martin Chatelain is the Founder and Managing Editor of In Parentheses. He holds a Masters Degree in Poetry from The New School and earned a B.A. from Boston University. He writes as someone in the tradition of the urban troubadour or the flaneur–wandering, taking notes. He is a poet from New York City who is entirely compelled by telling the stories that unfold Uptown: a place where what is seen can seldom be believed. He believes that poetry of our generation has taken on a much more digital definition, that a “verse caption” or “lyrical tweet” may be its newest manifestation. Furthermore, it is important for “New Modernist” artists like those exhibited among the pages (physical and virtual) of In Parentheses Literary Magazine to assume all possible forms of media available in order to carry on the lineage of Sublime Art. His chapbook series of poetry entitled “taking shots alone” was self-published in 2012-2015 and a debut self-published collection of works is entitled FACETS (2019) is also available. He curates an urban greenhouse daily @philo.den on Instagram with an emphasis upon the tropical aroids that adorn the landscapes of his motherland Caribbean. Currently, his unemployed days are spent calculating the next direction of his life journey’s winds. As someone who is stricken and intrigued by all, Phillipe can find difficulty finding perfection in all things. His hands grow weary applying his own amendments to the beauty that he touches in order to leave further splendor in its wake. How much of everything is truly ours? Phillipe would like to strongly urge us all to think about the parts of life that we claim that are simply borrowed and would be better utilized with the consciousness not only that some may be temporary but that it must all be shared.
Mercury-Marvin Sunderland (he/him) is a transgender autistic gay man with Borderline Personality Disorder. He’s from Seattle and currently attends the Evergreen State College. He’s been published by University of Amsterdam’s Writer’s Block, UC Riverside’s Santa Ana River Review, UC Santa Barbara’s Spectrum, and The New School’s The Inquisitive Eater. His lifelong dream is to become the most banned author in human history. He’s @Romangodmercury on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.