Welcome to In Parentheses: a place where works of great artists, thinkers, and critics comes together in the form of a literary magazine.

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.

This magazine takes open submissions and all should be submitting according to the following rubrics. Please read them! Submissions that do not follow the directions will not be read. 

PLEASE INCLUDE TITLES IN THE FILENAME OF WHAT YOU UPLOAD: (eg. titleofpainting.jpg, shortstorytitle.docx)

 

  • 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.

Poetry Submissions: IP is looking for interesting, creative, and unique poetry of all forms and styles. Please format all poetry 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.

  Multimedia Submissions: If you would like to make a multimedia submission to IP, please use this form and send an email to inparenthesesx(at)gmail(dot)com with a small blurb describing your submission.

To ensure a high quality print, please only include higher resolution images (>300dpi).

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