Academe: First Forays into Academic Writing is a new multi-disciplinary journal concerned with the art of academic writing. The editorial team, headed by chief editor Dr Rick Mitcham, is now accepting submissions for the journal’s first issue. The journal’s aims are twofold: the first, to showcase examples of high quality academic writing from students in Japan learning English as a second or third language; the second, to offer a space for academics, teachers of academic writing and others to provide advice on academic writing. Authors interested in submitting work should ensure it adheres to the journal’s requirements. For further information, visit the journal’s website at http://academefirstforays.com/. The deadline for submissions is Friday 30th March 2018.