Let your voice be heard!

We are always on the lookout for new aesthetic works, so send them to us. We’re dedicated to showcasing the works of African creatives and providing a platform for their voices to be heard.

By publishing young African writers for readers worldwide, we are encouraging the talent that the African continent provides.

Ikike Arts

We are searching for underrepresented voices telling underrepresented tales that should be shared more frequently. We want to be a home for tales that test boundaries. With our growing audience, submitting your poems to us can bring numerous benefits to your writing career. Read on to learn about our submission guidelines.

Why submit to us?

Here are a few reasons why you should submit your stories, poems, and creative articles to us:

  • Leverage: Our email list and social media following are both expanding, and we already have a strong web presence. This gives you the opportunity to reach new readers and generate greater momentum for your work since a large audience that is familiar with and confident in our brand will notice your poetry.
  • Reviews and Commentary: The readers in our Telegram and Facebook groups are enthusiastic about poetry and eager to discuss the pieces we provide. Your poems will be read and reviewed by other poets and readers, and this input will help you develop as a writer and advance your art.
  • Opportunities: Having your work highlighted on Poemify Publishers may lead to additional writing possibilities. Literary agents, publishers, and other business people who are always on the hunt for new talent may find Ikike Arts to be a useful resource.

Ikike Arts accepts submissions easily and quickly. To submit, simply read the submission guidelines and complete the submission form below. Remember to adhere to the instructions. Within a few weeks, our editorial team will analyze your submission and get back to you. We also accept submissions via Duotrope.

General Submission Guidelines

  • We accept fiction, nonfiction, poetry, images, audios, and videos; submit the categories in the bracket at request.
  • We do not accept already-published pieces, please. And if your work does not pass our plagiarism test, it’s an automatic rejection.
  • Simultaneous submissions are fine. All we ask is that you notify us when your work is accepted elsewhere.
  • Be conscious that you are writing for an online audience, so for writing artists, keep things short, sharp, exciting, and in accordance with the required word count.

Poetry Submission Guidelines

  • You can submit up to three poems—no more than 40 lines.
  • Ensure you tick the right category [poetry] in the submission form.
  • A poem must be in English. Translations are welcome for non-English poems.
  • You retain the copyright to your work.

There is no assurance that your submissions will be accepted; we will only accept submissions that adhere to grammatical techniques and rules.

Wait until your previous submission is accepted or rejected before sending us another.

Lastly, we would reply to inform you of the receipt of submissions within an hour and get back to you within two weeks after submission.

We know that waiting can be frustrating, and we won’t make you wait too long. Write to us via mail if we fail to get back to you within the stated period.

Prose Submission Guidelines

  • You can submit only one fictional or nonfictional article – no more than 2000 words.
  • Ensure you tick the right category [fiction/nonfiction] in the submission form.
  • Submission must be in English. Translations are welcome for non-English poems.
  • You retain the copyright of your work.

There is no assurance that your submissions will be accepted, we would only accept submissions that adhere to grammatical techniques and rules.

Wait till your previous submission is accepted or rejected before sending us another.

Lastly, we would reply to inform the receipt of submissions within an hour and get back to you within two weeks after submission.

We know that waiting can be frustrating, and we won’t make you stay long waiting. Write to us via mail to query if we fail to get back to you within the stated period.

Acceptance & Rejection

  • There is no assurance that your submissions will be accepted, we would only accept submissions that adhere to grammatical techniques and rules.
  • Wait till your previous submission is accepted or rejected before sending us another.
  • We would reply to inform the receipt of submissions within an hour and get back to you within two weeks after submission.

We know that waiting can be frustrating, and we won’t make you wait too long. Click here to send us a message if we fail to get back to you within the stated period.

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