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Got a story you’d like to share with us?

You’ve come to the right place! I RISE showcases stories and writing ranging from all kinds of themes and forms:

  • Book reviews
  • Creative writing (such as short stories)
  • Current affairs
  • Faith
  • Identity
  • Opinions
  • Poetry
  • Politics
  • Student life / politics

We also welcome other creative works such as art, videos and photography.

Submission guidelines

If you’d like to write for the magazine – please consider the following guidelines.

We welcome all sorts of submissions, particularly those which fit any of the categories listed above, but if you’re unsure whether your work fits any of the categories, or unsure what to write about, or would like to discuss an idea – feel free to send us a pitch of no more than 150 words to irisemagazine@gmail.com.

Submissions can be of any length, although please make sure that it isn’t longer than 1500 words. You can always submit more than one article so don’t worry about not writing everything you want to say into one piece.

Other requirements include:
  • You must identify as a woman of colour / non-binary person of colour to write for us.
  • You do not need to be a student to write for the magazine – we welcome submissions from all regardless of your background!
  • If your submission contains sensitive material / discussions, please include trigger and content warnings at the beginning.

Lastly – submit your work to irisemagazine@gmail.com, and make sure you indicate the category your piece fits into, and your full name in the subject title of the email. You can also include your social media handles if you wish.

Any more questions? Feel free to contact us!