The venerable Ambit arts and literary quarterly was established in 1959 by Dr Martin Bax in London.  Editors have included JG Ballard, Carol Ann-Duffy and Eduardo Paolozzi. We have published everyone from William S Burroughs, Stevie Smith, David Hockney, Francis Bacon, Linton Kwesi Johnson. Our pages became most infamous when somewhat banned in 1969 for launching a competition for work written on drugs. We publish four editions a year, two are 96-pages long, made from unsolicited submissions selected by our editors, the other two are Pop editions, featuring either competition winners, or work commissioned by a guest editor, the first being Lias Saoudi of Fat White Family.

AMBIT 246 is edited by Kirsty Allison. Fiction Editor Kate Pemberton, with Mathis Clément, George Laver and Charlotte McCormac. Illustration Editor Dr Mireille Fauchon. Executive Board of Poets Kate Elspeth Simpson, David Erdos, Rushika Wick, Jamika Ajalon with Roland Fischer-Vousden and Viola Ugolini. Editors Emeritus Briony Bax and Dr Martin Bax. Website Superglow. Finance & Subscriptions Alex Abery. Contributing Editors Shanta Acharya, Olivia Bax, Fred D’Aguiar, Tony Dash, Richard Dyer, Travis Elborough, Helen Gordon, Maryam Hessavi, Declan Ryan, Michael Salu and George Szirtes. The magazine is designed by Stephen Barrett. 

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AMBIT is a registered charity in the UK, number 1151183

AMBIT Headquarters Staithe House, Main Road, Brancaster Staithe, Norfolk PE31 8BP, UK

Board of Trustees

Tim Bax (Chair), Briony Bax, Simon Bax, Charles MacKinnon and Jane Moore

 AMBIT is printed by The Lavenham Press using vegetable inks. Lavenham has worked with Ambit since 1960, and is one of the greenest printers in Britain

ISSN 0002-6972

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