Ambit, despite its age and reputation, retains a contemporary feel and welcomes emerging writers. Known in the sixties for its anti-establishment leanings, the magazine has published the likes of J. G. Ballard and Ralph Steadman. The London-based, non-profit quarterly features poetry, artwork and prose—with a particular preference for flash fiction.

Poetry Sought

No "wild flights of stylistic abandon (indiscriminately centre-justified poems, jazzy fonts, poems all in italics)."

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  • Pays cash
  • Pays one copy
  • No simultaneous submissions

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"We’re not afraid of genre fiction, but it should probably have an interesting relationship to the genre at hand – a straight-ahead detective or horror story probably won’t appear in Ambit." Unable to comment on rejected work. Acquires first rights; other rights revert to author upon publication. Pays UK poets a contributor's copy plus "an extra copy, a half-price subscription (worth £15) or a cheque for £10" or, for overseas poets, two contributor's copies. "The magazine is put together entirely from unsolicited submissions."

Established 1959.

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