“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”

― Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own

What does food mean to you? Do you eat to live or live to eat? 

For this quarterly issue of Isele Magazine, we are seeking submissions that revolve around food. We want fiction, nonfiction, poetry, photography, visual art, and hybrid works that explore sociological themes around food. Tell us about your recipes passed down through generations, your cultural food and farming practices, a time when food saved or doomed your life, how coca-colonization has affected you, how you envision a world without food insecurity to be. Send us your solarpunk fantasiesbiopunk horrorscli-fi dystopias, and everything in-between.

We accept simultaneous submissions but wish to be alerted if your work is published elsewhere. 

We do not charge submission fees. 

We will respond to every submission no later than two months from the date of submission. If you have not heard from us within two months, please feel free to send a query to quarterly@iselemagazine.com.

Isele Magazine requests the first serial rights of your published piece. However, all rights will revert to you after publication. If your work is republished elsewhere, please indicate that it previously appeared in Isele Magazine.

We pay our contributors a modest token.

All accepted submissions are automatically considered for The Isele Prizes.

Deadline: 11:59 pm CST, October 31, 2022.

Submissions: Send your work to quarterly@iselemagazine.com

The subject line should read: “Genre: Title of Work.”

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