The Ake Review Literary Journal 2018 —Apply

We are excited to announce the call for submissions for the 6th edition of The Ake Arts and Book festival 2018 of their annual Journal, The Ake Review.

AKE festival is the biggest literary festival currently in Nigeria. Last year, the theme was ‘This ‘f’ word which was centered on feminism and for this year, the theme of the festival is ” Fantastical Futures, focused on a reimagined African Future. They are asking questions like:

• What lessons have beenWe are excited to announce the call for submissions for the 6th edition of The Ake Arts and Book festival 2018 of their annual Journal, The Ake Review.

AJE festival is the biggest literary festival currently in Nigeria. Last year the theme was ‘This ‘f’ word which was centered on feminism and for this year, The theme of the festival is Fantastical Futures, focused on a reimagined African Future. ” They are asking questions like:

• What lessons have been learnt following our understanding of governance, gender and sexuality, literacy and education, health and well being?

• What events and attitudes will shape the Africa of our dreams? They are particularly interested in submissions that engage these topics.

Last year’s Ake Review was such a pageturner with such gripping and powerful pieces, featuring an exclusive interview with Ama Ata Aidoo and We definitely can’t wait for what creatives would come up with from this year’s theme.

Submissions for:
• Poetry: a maximum of three poems.
• Prose:a maximum of 1600 words.
• Artwork: a maximum of two works in high-res JPEG. .
• A bio of no longer than 70 words should be included in your submissions

Guidelines for Submissions :
• All entries must be submitted via email to : editor@akefestival.org@gmail.com as attachments with ‘AR Submissions’ in the subject line.
• Entries must be original and unpublished.
• Only one submission per person.
• Deadline for entries is 20th July, 2018.

Prizes and Awards:

Successful creatives will receive 2 copies of Ake Review and a token payment which would be communicated directly

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