The Chaos

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


The Chaos is accepting submissions of narrative personal essays, 1500-7500 words from new, 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.

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 costs. We pay $25 per accepted essay. Expect a 1-3 month response time.