Welcome to Ambit Magazine.
Our poetry window will open from 1 August to 1 November 2018, and our fiction window will be open from 1 September to 1 October 2018 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.
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.
Welcome to the Ambit poetry submission portal. We are currently reading for our Oct 2018 and January 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 need this fee to be waived please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'd be happy to help.
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.
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.