Call for Submissions for Ake Review 2016

In anticipation of its 2016 edition, the Ake Arts and Book Festival is delighted to announce a call for entries for Ake Review, our annual journal. The theme for Ake Arts and Book Festival is BENEATH THIS SKIN. Centered on issues around identity, race and individuality, we desire work that engages these subjects.


  1. Poetry – a maximum of three poems
  2. Prose – a maximum of 1600 words
  3. Artwork – a maximum of 2 works in high-res jpeg
  4. Please include a bio of no longer than 70 words

Submission Guidelines:

  • All entries must be submitted via email to as attachments with ‘AR Submission’ in the subject line.
  • Entries must be original and unpublished
  • Only one submission per person
  • Deadline for entries is Friday 26 August 2016
  • Successful creatives will receive 2 copies of Ake Review

We look forward to reading your entries!


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