Isele Magazine

The Best of New Literature and Art

The Isele Nonfiction Prize

The prize is for an essay published in Isele Magazine in the past year. 

The judges will publish the longlist of ten essays in February, and a shortlist of five essays in March. The winner will be announced at an award ceremony at the end of April.

Important Dates

  • Longlist Announced: February 21, 2022

  • Shortlist Announced: March 21, 2022

  • Winner Announced: April 26, 2022


We will occasionally update this page with the most recent news about the prize, including the longlist, the shortlist, the winner, the interviews with our writers, and details about the award ceremony.

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