The Lagos Review intends to bring back the critical and analytical rigour evident in the glory days of The Guardian Literary Series, The Post Express Literary Supplement (PELS) and The Sunday Sun Revue.
The plan is to create a platform that privileges critical engagement over literary production.
The Lagos Review will focus on interrogating our literary and artistic output and providing a handle for the audience and those in the academia to assess works of literature and art. It will provide an avenue for publishers and literary gatekeepers to obtain critical appraisals of their publications with access to a captive audience of literary and artistic patrons.
There will also be a focus on the practicethrough interviews and personality profiles as well as relevant news.
At The Lagos Review, we believe that a review is the first critical engagement with a work of art, books, movies, music, plays etc. It helps shape opinion, excite conversation, and push engagement.
There is, today, a dearth of critical engagement with works of art. This has been exacerbated by the atrophying of art pages in our newspapers and a paucity of discerning art writers with a critical and analytical bent of mind.
Another reason is the migration of critical discourse from the pages of newspapers to online platforms where analytical and critical rigour has been largely replaced by navel-gazing editorialising.
The Lagos Review will reverse this trend.
And we will pay a token for your pieces – $10 for music/book/movie reviews 500 word max $20 for longer pieces 1,000 words and over Please send your pieces to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our editors will contact you promptly and where the work meets our standards we reserve the right to edit and change the title to suit our house style Come along with us on this amazing literary ride and don’t forget to subscribe and spread the word! We are on twitter – @thelagosreview Instagram – @lagosreview
Dedicated to the memory of Pius Adesanmi (27 February 1972 – 10 March 2019)