Martin Bax founded Ambit Magazine in 1959 and has edited it ever since. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
Martin is currently an honorary Reader at Imperial College London and consultant to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, having retired from a medical career of international renown (for the last 20 years of which he directed what became Imperial College’s Paediatric Research Unit). He has written, edited or contributed to 35 industry leading publications, and in 2007 received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine.
Geoff Nicholson is the author of 15 novels, including The Food Chain, Footsucker, and Gravity’s Volkswagen. His non-fiction titles include Sex Collectors and The Lost Art of Walking.
Street Sleeper was shortlisted for the Yorkshire Post First Work Award, and B, was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize. The New York Times Book Review made Bedlam Burning one of its notable books of the year. His novel What We Did On Our Holidays was filmed as Permanent Vacation, one of David Carradine’s last movies, directed by Scott Peake.
His journalism has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, Bookforum, The Believer, McSweeney’s and Slake. He lives in Los Angeles.
Michael Philip Smith works for Ambit and reads your submissions with due care and attention, nearly always. He is also a freelance web designer and would love to build you a site.
Helen Gordon’s first novel, Landfall, was published in 2011. After university she worked as an editor at Granta magazine before leaving to pursue a freelance career. She currently teaches creative writing at the London Metropolitan University and continues to work as a freelance editor. Her journalism has appeared in, among other places, the Independent, the Guardian and Intelligent Life magazine. In 2011 she received an Art’s Council grant to help fund the research and writing of her second novel.
Liz Berry is a poet and a teacher. She received an Eric Gregory Award in 2009. Her poems have appeared in many magazines and on Radio 3 and she was the winner of the 2012 Poetry London competition. Her poetry pamphlet is The Patron Saint of Schoolgirls (tall-lighthouse 2010). www.lizberrypoetry.co.uk
Declan Ryan was born in Mayo, Eire and lives in north London. He’s worked as an editor for a family history website and a features writer and editor for a media agency. He is currently studying for a PhD in creative writing at Royal Holloway. He co-edits the Days of Roses anthology series and runs a reading series of the same name. His poems and reviews have appeared in Poetry Review, Poetry London, Night & Day and elsewhere.
Gary Budden is editor and co-founder of independent publisher, Influx Press (http://www.influxpress.com) He has written for publications such as The Occupied Times, Inkspill, The Cadaverine, Limbo Quarterly, Universe Magazine, Dead Ink Books and Canary Magazine, as well as underground DIY zines. He lives in Stoke Newington and likes punk rock more than you.