Akuko Magazine is looking for readers to help wade through the submissions and help narrow down the field of manuscripts for our judges and editors. Please note that all readers are volunteer positions and there is no pay attached to agreeing to serve in this role.
Love Reading—we will have submissions in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. A genuine love for at least one category is a must!
Available at least 2-3 hours a week—during our open submission window (August to November), we expect to receive a large number of submissions. Your role is to help us narrow the submissions down to potential contenders for our judges within that time frame.
Have a love for African culture and peoples—the mission of Akuko magazine is to elevate the African voice. We are looking for readers who believe in our mission so that we can achieve it.
While English and Creative Writing majors are highly valued, you don’t need to be a professional editor or writer to be a reader! We simply need people who appreciate the written word and feel they can identify quality work quickly and with ease.
Interested in helping us out? Please fill out this interest form with your contact information and a short description of your background and why you’re interested in being a reader.