Andrea Negrete © 2018

Andrea Negrete © 2018

-ismo is an all-volunteer, submission-based, quarterly publication. It is a platform for investigation and creative/analytical thought about anything from identity and community to policy and history. We value work that revels in the discomfort of asking the difficult questions, and that continues to explore them despite knowing there is no real answer. We value stories and truths that get overlooked. 

General Guidelines

  • We accept pitches for pieces in any stage of completion that relate to our latest theme. We then review and choose contributors to work closely with editors on developing a piece for publication.
  • We accept submissions in the form of text, photo, multimedia, and any mix of the three. We allow more than one submission per contributor, though do not recommend submitting more than three.
  • With each issue, we're in the search of a cover image. Are you a photographer or illustrator? Do you have an image that addresses our latest theme? Pitch it to us!
  • We accept original work from anyone, regardless of age, religion, gender identity, sexuality, race, ethnicity, ability, immigration status, or education.

See more specific submission guidelines here. For any remaining questions feel free to contact us.

For -ismo's second issue, our theme is 'Skin.'

The deadline for submissions is June 18th.