We're looking for passionate illustrators/graphic designers to join our growing team. If you're interested in being part of Jaffat El Aqlam's team please don't hesitate to submit your work for consideration.

Below are the requirements to be considered for these positions, please read them carefully and submit your best work.

A great thing to do would be to go through our website and social media, to get a better understanding of what we're looking for and our overall aesthetic. 

We believe in Middle Eastern content, and do everything we possible can to get it 'out there'. We're non-profit and everything is done in-house from our own salaries/allowances/savings, so paying artists is difficult for us at this point. We believe in making things available and affordable for everyone, so any tiny profit we make, goes into printing more content.

  • Submit designs on time.
  • Be available via e-mail (at least).
  • Design/Illustrate/Collaborate with some of our contributors.
  • Work with team on upcoming Jaffat El Aqlam products and publications. (preferably in the UAE but we can work something out through the www).
  • Cover letter - A short biographical statement and why you'd like to be part of the team.
  • Illustration/Designs/Comics - Anything you've done in the past couple of years that you're particularly proud of. These can be traditional, digital, physical etc.
  • 3 - 5 things you’d change in Jaffat El Aqlam’s general branding (website, social media etc).
  • Optional but very cool: sketch it out to show us how you’d do it. 
  • Optional but very cool: Upload gifs you've created
We're looking forward to seeing your work!

-Jaffat El Aqlam Team


Jaffat El Aqlam is an e-magazine that celebrates Middle Eastern artists, writers, musicians & creatives. Our goal is to be an independent publishing house that publishes work from MENA & by MENA humans who live abroad, while simultaneously creating a haven for content to be published in the world wiLD web. 

website // tumblr // twitter // instagram 


Please read the following very carefully before submitting.

All submissions go through an editing process; submitting to Jaffat El Aqlam means you are ok with us minor editing text (typos, grammatical, spacing) & photos/traditional art (brightness & contrast). If we heavily edit or think the work(s) requires heavy editing, you will be contacted.

  • Text submissions: prose, poetry, short stories, plays, flash fiction, haikus, journal entries, fragments etc.
  • Traditional art: needs to be scanned and sent in 300 dpi resolution.
  • Digital art: needs to be in highest resolution possible.
  • Alt. art: gifs and image macros.
  • Photography: film photograph (300 dpi), smartphone and digital photography.
  • Videos: include links to videos (YouTube/Vimeo) 
  • Audio: audio files are acceptable, but if linked, make sure they are embeddable (bandcamp/soundcloud).

ACCEPTED FILE TYPES: doc, .docx, .zip, mp3, m4a, .jpg, .png & .gif.

  • Before submitting, make sure your filename reads with your name and the title of the work. “NAME_TITLE.docx”
  • Multiple files are acceptable. If they are more than 10, please compress them  (.zip) & upload. If you'd like to add a description/captions to a set of images, make sure you include it in a text file and upload it too.
Thank you,
Jaffat team.