The Chaos is accepting submissions of narrative personal essays, 500-7000 words from emerging and established writers.

What We Like

Quality. Emotional curiosity. Originality. Humor. Honesty. Courage.

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 please withdraw your submission through our submission manager if your piece is accepted elsewhere.

Multiple submissions are not allowed. Please wait until you receive a response from us before submitting again.

Format: double-spaced, 1-inch margins, 12 point Times New Roman font, doc or docx.

Please read our Publishing Agreement before submitting your work.

A Few More Details

General submissions are rolling. Deadlines for themed issues are posted in calls. We charge a $2 submission fee to help cover the cost of hosting our website. We can’t pay contributors at this time. Expect a two month response time.

Ends on September 20, 2017$2.00
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The Chaos is seeking narrative essays about WORK for our fall issue. Send us writing about your first day at a job, quitting a job, getting fired, a unique job, working with a challenging boss, job hunting, attempts at work/life balance, work romance, hard work, work politics, competition at work, etcetera. 1500-7500 words. See our Submission Guidelines for more information. 
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We're seeking narrative personal essays, 1,500-7,500 words, from new, emerging, and established writers for an upcoming issue.  

See our submissions guidelines for more information.