“Laughter is wine for the soul – laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness – the hilarious declaration made by man that life is worth living.” —Sean O’Casey

For this quarterly issue of Isele Magazine, we are seeking submissions that revolve around hedonism. What makes you happy? What gives you joy? What makes life worth living? We want fiction, nonfiction, poetry, photography, visual art, and hybrid works that explore this theme. 

Send your work to quarterly@iselemagazine.com. The email subject line should read Genre: Lastname (eg Poetry: Angelou). 

Deadline: 28 February 2023

We do not charge submission fees. 

We do not accept multiple submissions. Please submit to one genre only. 

Simultaneous submissions are okay but please notify us as soon as your work is accepted elsewhere. 

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. All accepted submissions are automatically considered for The Isele Prizes. 

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.

*All accepted submissions are automatically considered for The Isele Prizes.

*Feature image by Pexels from Pixabay