E. Izabelle Kassandra Alexander

Poetry, Prose, & Art

Izabelle Alexander's work has been published in Spark Literary Journal in 2016, 2018, 2019, and forthcoming in June 2020, in the Illinois State Poetry Society’s (ISPS) Anthology, Distilled Lives, Volume 4, 2018, and on the ISPS website, in Yearning to Breathe Free by The Moonstone Art Center, 2019, The Scarlet Leaf Review in 2018 and in the March 2020 issue, WOW! Women on Writing, 2019 and 2020, The Book Smuggler's Den, 2019, by Tint Journal, 2020, in Ariel's Dream Literary Journal, Unlimited Literature Magazine (UL-Mag), Pages & Spine, 2020, and more. ​

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Izabelle's Published Works

that Appeared in Literary Journals or Magazines

in Print & Online

Creative Nonfiction


To Live

The Last Time I Saw My Father

Why I Hate Yellow Peas

Disciplined Discipline

The Porcelain Doll

My First Camel Ride

Abandoned

Poetry

Radiating Love

Maria's Broken Heart

Hate Me Now

Past and Present Entwined

Hidden Voices

Leaving Too Soon

You Held My Hand

Dandelion

Proud to be American

My New Year's Wish to You

Open Books

At Peace

The Moment That Never Ends

Belive

and more

Flash Fiction

Cruel Child

Flickering Thoughts

Touch, Swipe, and Kiss

Fragments of Bones

Drowning Under Pressure

The Brooch on Bear Mountain

Nominations


FEAR

The Last Rutabaga

Pushed to the Limit

and others of her prose, poetry, and plays  were chosen to represent

Oakton Community College in the annual Skyway Competitions

Art & Photography


Vintage Dancers 

Before the Night

Orchids

Fall & Winter Intertwined

In Bloom

Her Collections of Flash Fiction & Creative Nonfiction, and her Poetry/Prose Chapbook are Coming Soon

 

E. Izabelle
Kassandra Alexander

Biography

E. Izabelle Kassandra Alexander was born and raised in a little village in Hungary. After immigrating to the US, she first lived in New York. There she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s in Information Systems from Monroe College before moving to Chicago, where she earned her MBA in Business from Webster University.


In 2013, Izabelle refocused to pursue her life-long dream of writing and began taking writing classes at Oakton Community College and online. Since then, she’s been a member of numerous writing and poetry groups, attending workshops and conferences, reading at Oakton's Beautiful Minds events, and at the Des Plaines Public Library's NaNoWriMo Showcase, continuously updating her writing and editing skills. She’s a single mother. Nature and animal lover.


Izabelle writes short stories, creative nonfiction essays, flash fiction, plays, and poetry. Also, she’s currently working on a few novels and a series of children’s books along with illustrations.


Publications

Several of her fiction, creative nonfiction essays, and poetry have been published in Spark Literary Journal, a print literary journal, in 2016, 2018, and 2019, and forthcoming in 2020, as well as by The Scarlet Leaf Review on their website in 2018 and in their March 2020 issue. By the Illinois State Poetry Society (ISPS) on their website in 2017, 2018, and in the ISPS print anthology, Distilled Lives, Volume 4, 2018. Also, in Yearning to Breathe Free, a print anthology by Moonstone Art Center, 2019. By WOW! Women on Writing, 2019 & 2020, in The Book Smuggler’s Den, 2019, by Tint Journal, 2020, in Ariel's Dream Literary Journal, 2020 & 2021, Unlimited Literature Magazine (UL-Mag), 2020 & 2021, by Ariel Publishing on their website in 2020, in Pages & Spine, 2020, in Literary Excellence, 2020 & 2021, and more.


Honorable Mentions, Runner Up, and Finalist

She won Runner Up status with her flash fiction “Fragments of Bones” in a contest by WOW! Women on Writing in 2019, and with her creative nonfiction essay "Why I Hate Yellow Peas" in April 2020. An interview was published by WOW in The Muffin on January 14, 2020, and another one forthcoming in June. Her creative nonfiction essays “Disciplined Discipline” (2017) and “My First Camel Ride” (2019), and her flash fiction “Invisible Love” (2018), “Drowning Under Pressure” (2020), “Yellow Carnations” (2020), and "Love and Beyond" each received an Honorable Mention in contests by WOW! Women on Writing while they chose many of her flash and creative nonfiction pieces as finalists.

In The New York City Midnight Challenge Flash Fiction Contest, she won the first round within her tier with her flash fiction titled “What Eyes Can’t See” in 2018 and third place with her flash "Lake Slowfall" in 2020. Several of her poems, fiction, creative nonfiction essays, and plays had been selected by Oakton Community College over the last six years as a finalist to represent them in the annual Skyway Competitions (eight community colleges competing).


To Reach Her


You can find a full list of Izabelle's publications on her website: izabelle2012.wixsite.com/Izabelle

Connect with her on Facebook: fb.me/E.IzabelleAlexander and Twitter.com/IzabelleAlexan3

Support her work on Patreon at www.patreon.com/IzabelleAlexander

 

Contests

Izabelle entered many contests over the years and won Runner Up and Honorable Mention. Several of her stories had been Finalists numerous times.

Runner Up


Fragments of Bones

Why I Hate Yellow Peas

Finalist


Disciplined Discipline

What Eyes Can't See

Priceless

My Egyptian Prince

Freedom

My First Camel Ride

Marrakech

Love and Beyond

Fragments of Bones

Why I Hate Yellow Peas

Invisible Love

Drowning Under Pressure

Lake Slowfall

Yellow Carnations

and more

Honorable Mention


Disciplined Discipline

My First Camel Ride

Invisible Love

Drowning Under Pressure

Yellow Carnations