Isele Magazine Submissions/ How to Submit (Payment: Publication)
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Isele Magazine Submissions/ How to Submit (Payment: Publication)

Isele Magazine is currently seeking submissions of the best fiction, poetry, essays, art and photography.

Isele Magazine, founded in July 2020, publishes notable fiction, poetry, essays, interviews, and book news/reviews from writers on the African continent and around the world. They believe that literature and the arts are an integral part of the daily conversations that uplift and/or shape our thinking. They publish writers and artists who hold a mirror to our society, who challenge conventional expectations about ways of being, how to be, and who decides who should be.

Also, they seek fresh and dynamic voices. Isele Magazine wants to bring its readers the best of new fiction, poetry, essays, interviews, and book reviews. As part of their commitment to fostering a vibrant community, they will publish a bi-monthly web magazine, a quarterly series, and a seasonal blog that will bring their readers the best of the topical conversations within and outside of their literary spheres.

Submissions Guidelines for Isele Magazine

For this quarterly issue of Isele Magazine, they are seeking submissions that revolve around resistance. To improve your submissions, learn about writing based on a theme .

Indigenous resistance to colonialism and occupation. Workers’ resistance to unfair labour practices. Crip resistance in a Covid-denying world. Crip resistance under MAiD. Queer resistance in a fascist/Christofascist world. MaGes resistance under cisheteropatriarchy. Black resistance to systemic racism and white supremacy. Proletariat resistance. Youth resistance. All of these and more. They want works of rebellion, works that stand against the status quo, works that incite change. Long live the resistance!

  • They want fiction, nonfiction, poetry, photography, visual art, and hybrid works that explore this theme.
  • All submissions for the quarterly issue should be submitted to
  • The email subject line should read Genre: Lastname (eg Poetry: Angelou).
  • For fiction and nonfiction, submit max. 5000 words of prose.  Learn how to write short fiction properly.
  • For poetry, submit max. 3 poems in a single document.
  • For photography and visual art, submit max. 5 images in JPEG or PNG format and include a short note detailing the concept and relevance of your work. Only submit work that you still retain the rights to. They DO NOT accept AI-generated images or artwork. 

Isele Magazine Submission Guidelines


They pay a modest token for accepted work.


Submissions close on the 30th of June, 2023. 

If interested, ensure to visit the Isele Magazine Website to peruse their previously accepted submissions.

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