Welcome to Ambit Magazine.


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

Our poetry windows run from February 1-April 1, and from Sept 1-Nov 1. 

Our fiction and flash fiction windows run from March 1-April 1, and from Sept 1-Oct 1.  

There is a admin charge of £2.50 per submission but if you are unwaged it is free to submit work. Just use the appropriate category when entering your 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/prize etc.

Our annual competition runs from April 1-July 15.


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

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Welcome to the Ambit poetry submission portal. We are currently reading for our April and October 2020 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 February -  1  April and 1 August - 1 October 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. You may upload up to five poems in one document for us to read.  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.

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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.

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.  

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

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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 2019 Poetry Competition - WILD
 We are delighted that Fred D'Aguiar will judge this year's competition with the theme of Cataclysm.
Please submit your poem in an individual word document attached to your submission with your name, address, email, telephone and title of poem in the cover letter ONLY.   Please do not put any identifying details on your poetry pages.  For multiple submissions please submit each poem separately.  Poems must be unpublished in any form including websites and blogs and must be your original work. No simultaneous submissions accepted.
 Each submission costs £6 and if you submit more than 5 poems you will receive a free back copy of Ambit in the mail.
 The competition will run from April 1 -  July 15 2020 and winners will be announced on 1 September 2020 and the top 3 winners will be invited to read at our Ambit 242 Launch in London in late October.
 Please read our competition guidelines carefully at www.ambitmagazine.co.uk and by making payment and submitting poems you agree to all the terms and conditions of the contest.
 Good luck to all!
 The Ambit Editors

 

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.

Ambit Magazine