Welcome to Ambit Magazine.
Our poetry window will open from 1 January to 1 March 2019, and our fiction window will be open from 1 February to 1 March 2019 when we will be inviting your submissions for consideration for Ambit.  Due to the volume of work we are receiving and the fees that we pay to Submittable we are now charging a £2.50 admin fee per submission. If you are unwaged or a student we are happy to waive this fee - simply enter your work in the category we've set up for this and you won't have to pay.  All categories are read by the same editors so there is no difference between them. To sign up for our mailing list to keep informed of our work please email contact@ambitmagazine.co.uk with the word 'YES' as the subject line and we will be happy to send you details of our events and windows once a month.
The Ambit Reports option is now open. This is for people who wish to receive paid editorial feedback on their work not for submissions to the magazine.  The fee for this is £125.
All work submitted for publication to the magazine must be original and have not appeared anywhere including websites or blogs.
If you don't know the magazine we encourage you to read a recent copy to understand the sort of work we are looking for.
You can find out more about this at www.ambitmagazine.co.uk/submit
Please note that Submittable uses American style dates so don't be confused by them.
Good luck and thank you for thinking of Ambit.
Briony Bax
Editor

Ends on March 1, 2019£2.50
£2.50

Welcome to the Ambit poetry submission portal. We are currently reading for our April and October 2019 issues. Due to the high volume of submissions we are receiving we are now adding a £2.50 fee for a submission of up to five poems which is equivalent to the cost of an envelope and postage. If you are unwaged or a student please enter your work in the special category so that you can waive this fee.

Under our new guidelines this window is open for submissions from 1 January -  1 March and 1 August - 1 November each year and any postal submissions will be held and opened during these time frames.  

Send us your best poems, up to five of them in one word document submitted via Submittable, and please only submit once per reading period to give our editors a chance to keep up. 

We did try accepting simultaneous submissions for a while but it really doesn't work for us so please only send work that is original, hasn't been published elsewhere (including blogs and internet).

Our turnaround time varies but we will try and get back to you within 12 weeks.

Please note that Submittable uses American style dates.

Briony Bax, Editor

André Naffis-Sahely, Poetry Editor


This is the poetry portal for Ambit Magazine for those who are unwaged or students and cannot pay the £2.50 admin fee for our regular portal. Upload up to five poems here with a copy of your student ID and our admin fees will be waived for you.  Please only enter one submission per reading window.

We don't accept simultaneous submissions as we've found it doesn't work for us as we spend a great deal of time choosing the work for Ambit and get very disappointed when it has been taken by someone else.  Also, please don't send any poetry that has appeared on websites, blogs or social media.

We look forward to reading your work.

Ends on March 1, 2019£2.50
£2.50

Welcome to the Ambit Fiction submissions portal. Due to the high volume of work we are receiving we are now charging £2.50 for a submission of one piece of fiction which is the price of an envelope and postage and an SAE. If you are unwaged and need the fee to be waived please email us at contact@ambitmagazine.co.uk

We accept prose pieces between 1,000 and 5,000 words. Please submit one piece of fiction per reading period. Stories must be original and have not been published anywhere else including on blogs, websites and via radio, as well as in print formats. We accept work from 1 September - 1 October and again from 1 March - 1 April each year. We try to get back to you as quickly as possible usually within 12 weeks.  In September 2018 we will be reading for January and April issues in 2019.

We strictly do not accept any simultaneous submissions. We do not read novel extracts, we are looking for stand-alone short stories.

Please include name, address and word count with your submission.

The best way to see the work we publish is to order a copy of Ambit at http://www.ambitmagazine.co.uk/ 

Thanks for thinking of Ambit.

Briony Bax, Editor

Kate Pemberton, Fiction Editor

Welcome to the Ambit Fiction submissions portal for unwaged or student submitters. 

We accept prose pieces between 1,000 and 5,000 words. Please submit one piece of fiction per reading period. Stories must be original and have not been published anywhere else including on blogs, websites and via radio, as well as in print formats. We accept work from 1 September - 1 October and again from 1 March - 1 April each year. We try to get back to you as quickly as possible usually within 12 weeks.  In September 2018 we will be reading for January and April issues in 2019.

We strictly do not accept any simultaneous submissions. We do not read novel extracts, we are looking for stand-alone short stories.

Please include name, address and word count with your submission. 

The best way to see the work we publish is to order a copy of Ambit at http://www.ambitmagazine.co.uk/ 

Thanks for thinking of Ambit.

Briony Bax, Editor

Kate Pemberton, Fiction Editor

Ends on March 1, 2019£2.50
£2.50

Welcome to the Ambit Fiction submissions portal. Flash fiction is tightly woven stories of no more than 1,000 words. Due to the high volume of work we are receiving we are now charging £2.50 for a submission of up to three pieces of fiction which is the price of an envelope and postage. If you are unwaged or a student please use the special category we've set up to have the fee waived.

Please submit up to three flash fiction pieces per reading period. Stories must be original and have not been published anywhere else  including on blogs, websites and via radio, as well as in print formats.  We accept work from 1 September - 1 October and again from 1 March - 1 April. We try to get back to you as quickly as possible, usually between 10-12 weeks. 

We strictly do not accept any simultaneous submissions. We do not read novel extracts, we are looking for stand-alone short stories.

Please include name, address and word count with your submission.

The best way to see the work we publish is to order a copy of Ambit at http://www.ambitmagazine.co.uk/ 

Thanks for thinking of Ambit.


Welcome to the Ambit Flash Fiction submissions portal for unwaged or student submitters. Flash fiction is tightly woven stories of no more than 1,000 words.
Please submit up to three flash fiction pieces in one document per reading period. Stories must be original and have not been published anywhere else  including on blogs, websites and via radio, as well as in print formats.  We accept work from 1 September - 1 October and again from 1 March - 1 April. We try to get back to you as quickly as possible, usually between 10-12 weeks.
We strictly do not accept any simultaneous submissions. We do not read novel extracts, we are looking for stand-alone short stories.
Please include name, address and word count with your submission.
The best way to see the work we publish is to order a copy of Ambit at http://www.ambitmagazine.co.uk/
Thanks for thinking of Ambit.

Ends on October 18, 2019£125.00
£125.00

This is a new service from Ambit - a detailed assessment of your work from the Ambit editorial team. We aim to report within 4 weeks of receipt of your manuscript.

The Poetry Editors will look at up to 3 poems (of up to 42 lines each), and will send you a short written report and suggested line edits.

The Fiction Editors will look at one short story (of up to 5000 words), or up to three pieces of flash fiction (of up to 1000 words each), and will send you a written report encompassing such elements as premise, plot, character, setting, structure and style. 

Please note:

This service is offered completely independently of our submissions process.  

No preferential treatment will be given to authors who both receive readers reports and submit to the magazine. 

Once a report has been sent, we do not enter into related correspondence.





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