CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
DEADLINE: March 15, 2023
ISSAY! magazine is a free, digitally accessible arts magazine that exists at the intersection between mediums and localities. We prioritize the works of marginalized creatives and offer this publication as a space where communities have agency to tell their stories. Our mission is to spark interdisciplinary connection through written work and contemporary art forms. ISSAY! publishes non-fiction, creative fiction, poetry, visual, digital, and performance art from contributors around the world. If you’re not not sure if your work is right for ISSAY!, please reach out to email@example.com.
About the issue:
For issue 1 of ISSAY! we’re seeking contributions that speak to contemporary art beyond the traditionalist confines of galleries and exhibitions. We want to know what work is happening in the crevices, away from the gaze of establishments.
When shut out from institutional access, how do artists carve out spaces for themselves and their communities?
We want to know: what does it mean to create in this moment? And how does that creation connect us to our histories, our practices, our land, ourselves, one another, and our spirituality?
We welcome pitches for any of the following:
Essays/Articles (1000-1500 words)
Reviews (500-1000 words)
Interviews (800-1600 words)
Poetry (up to 4 pieces)
Creative Fiction (varies, up to 1800 words)
Photo Essays (4-8 images)
Please note: ISSAY! Magazine accepts non-english works and will pay for translation costs.
Your pitch should contain:
We are looking for unpublished work. If you have submitted the same pitch to other publications, please note that in the body of your email. If another publication accepts your work first, please advise us immediately.
To submit your pitch:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading: [YOUR NAME] ISSAY! Pitch. Please attach your pitch file in the form of a .pdf titled LastNameFirstName_Category.pdf (ie. SmithJohn_Review.pdf)
The deadline for submitting your pitch or first draft is March 15th, 2023
We respond to all submissions by email. We aim to provide feedback for any pitches not accepted and encourage writers to pitch for future issues.
After a pitch has been accepted, contributors will be paid $100 which will be deducted from their total fee. The remainder of the contributors fee will be paid upon submitting the finished piece. During the editing process, if ISSAY! chooses not to publish a piece, this $100 payment will be considered a kill-fee. In such cases, contributors are free to submit this work to other magazines for publication if they choose to do so.