Ambit Magazine

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Welcome to Ambit, the magazine established by Dr Martin Bax in London in 1959, and made most infamous for its competition for work created on drugs in 1968.

Past editors have included JG Ballard, Eduardo Paolozzi, and many of our favourite writers and artists from Ralph Steadman, Peter Blake, to Stevie Smith, William S. Burroughs, and Linton Kwesi Johnson have been published in our quarterlies.

This is our submissions portal where you can submit your poetry, fiction and flash fiction, and illustrations. Please note we do not accept any simultaneous submissions.

All work submitted for publication to the magazine must be original and have not appeared anywhere including websites or blogs. It must not be under submission to any other publication or competition/prizes etc.

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. 

We will be opening our submissions window for Poetry later this year, please sign up for updates on the website and find us on social media.

You can find out more about this at

Please note that Submittable uses American style dates so don't be confused by them.

Kirsty Allison

Ambit Magazine