Isele Magazine

The Best of New Literature and Art

Submission Guidelines

General Submissions:

Isele Magazine is seeking submissions of essays, fiction, poetry, interviews, and book reviews.

We do not accept multiple submissions, but we do consider simultaneous submissions. Please let us know when your work has been accepted for publication elsewhere.

Please do not submit previously published works (by this, we mean any piece that has appeared on the web or in print, including your personal blog). However, we will consider a translated version of the work if the original language wasn’t in English.

You may submit up to 8, 000 words of prose, and your manuscript must be double-spaced, in Times New Roman, size 12. We discourage authors from submitting novel excerpts.

For book reviews, you may submit up to 1,500 words. Your document must be double-spaced, and in Times New Roman, size 12.

You may submit 6 pages of poetry or one long poem. Please format and submit as a single document.

Every submission must be accompanied by a cover letter.

Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis.

We will respond to every submission no later than 6 months from the date of submission. If you have not heard from us within 6 months, please feel free to send a query to editor@iselemagazine.com. 

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

We pay our contributors a modest token.

Please send your fiction (as Word document attachments) to fiction.iselemagazine@gmail.com.

Please send you poetry (as Word document attachments) to poetry.iselemagazine@gmail.com.

Please send your nonfiction (as Word document attachments) to nonfiction.iselemagazine@gmail.com.

Please send your book reviews to submissions.iselemagazine@gmail.com.


The Woman Issue – Closed

This issue comes at a time when the definition, boundaries, and visibility of women are at the forefront of numerous debates. Increasingly, we as a society are questioning womanhood and all its facets. Who is a woman? What makes a woman? What differentiates a woman? And how can we put those who don’t conform to the traditions surrounding womanhood at the forefront of the struggle for equity and justice? 

For the December issue of Isele Magazine, we are looking for submissions that don’t necessarily answer these questions but provide meaningful insight into them. We hope to receive works that subvert the tropes and narratives associated with and definitive of womanhood. This exploration can be done through several genres, forms, and mediums. Works are not limited by any theme, motif, or argument. Rather, we aim to put out a variety of work that aids analytical and open-minded thinking as it pertains to womanhood.

Isele Magazine is committed to nuance and the platforming of a range of experiences, identities, and realities. Hence why there are no limits to the medium, be it flash fiction, short fiction, poetry, non-fiction, visual work, hybrid works, etc. We accept simultaneous submissions but wish to be alerted if your work is published elsewhere. There are no submission fees. 

We will respond to every submission no later than 2 months from the date of submission. If you have not heard from us within 2 months, please feel free to send a query to editor@iselemagazine.com. 

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

We pay our contributors a modest token.

Deadline: 11:59pm CST on October 22, 2021.

Submissions: Send your work to quarterly@iselemagazine.com.


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