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 245 is edited by Kirsty Allison, Ambit Pop Judges Kim Addonizio (Poems) and Michael Salu

(Stories & Art), Fiction Editor Kate Pemberton, with Mathis Clement, George Laver, Charlotte McCormac and David Erdos, Illustration Editor Dr Mireille Fauchon, Website Superglow, Finance & Subscriptions Alex Abery, Editorial Assistant Roland Fischer-Vousden, Editor Emeritus  Briony Bax, Dr Martin Bax, with thanks to yacht-rocker, Mike Smith,  and archive photographer Gordon R Peden, Contributing Editors Shanta Acharya, Olivia Bax, Fred D’Aguiar, Tony Dash, Richard Dyer, Travis Elborough, Helen Gordon, Maryam Hessavi, Gboyega Odubanjo, Declan Ryan, George Szirtes. The magazine is designed by Stephen Barrett.


We are currently reviewing how we manage reviews, so please email in the first instance, prior to sending to the London office: 
35 Holly Grove, Peckham, London, SE15 5DF
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AMBIT is a registered charity in the UK, number 1151183

Board of Trustees: Tim Bax (Chair), Briony Bax, Simon Bax, Charles MacKinnon and Jane Moore

Norfolk HQ: Staithe House, Main Road, Brancaster Staithe, Norfolk, PE31 8BP


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