Aklo

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Aklo was a small press publication released by Roger Dobson and Mark Valentine.

Subtitled "A Journal of the Fantastic", Aklo was released annually in the UK during the 1980s and 1990s. The first issue appeared in Spring 1988, with issue 2 released in Summer 1989, issue 3 in Winter 1990/1991, and issue 4 in Summer 1991. Issue 5 was published in Autumn 1992 as a hardcover book by Tartarus Press.

Aklo celebrated the authors of the 1890s, focusing primarily on Arthur Machen and his circle, but also featuring articles on Ernest Dowson, John Gawsworth, Lautreamont, Richard Middleton, M.P. Shiel, and Montague Summers.

Contributors of writing to the zine issues #1 to #4 included Brian R. Banks, Simon Clarke, David Cowperthwaite, Roger Dobson, John Gale, Edward Holroyd, S.T. Joshi, Alan W. Lear, D.F. Lewis, Simon MacCulloch, Colin Summerford, Mark Valentine, Ron Weighell, Jon Wynne-Tyson, and Alexandra Zaina.

Contributors of art work include John Coulthart.

Also included were reprints of writing by Hubert Crackantgorpe, Arhtur Machen, Arthur Ransome, Count Stenbock, and Oscar Wilde, poetry by Ernest Dowson, and art work by Aubrey Beardsley.

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