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Literary magazine abuses exclamation mark! It’s November madness!
So you’ve bought a copy of the magazine and you think that you are ready to submit your stories or poems. You’ve read our submission guidelines and are pretty sure you know on which side of the envelope the address goes. The only thing that stands between your work and our editorial team is the cover letter; the first thing we will see when opening and filing your submission.
So what should go into that letter?
We’ve received a few rum letters recently: some with pages of author biography and press clippings, others with wildly self-congratulatory descriptions of the attached material, and perhaps even a few containing veiled threats. Editorial paranoia there, probably. Here’s a quick reminder of what we’re looking for…
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We just stumbled across a piece called ‘What Editors Want; A Must-Read for Writers Submitting to Literary Magazines’ in The Review Review. We think that anyone who is in the process of submitting should read it.
We found it while looking at the Structo Magazine website. Structo looks pretty darned great too.
Celebrating the launch of Sam Berkson’s debut poetry collection, Life in Transit, Influx Press (co-run by ex-Ambit staffer Gary Budden) is hosting an amazing poetry and spoken word showcase.
Dizraeli - 2 x UK Slam champion and MC with The Small Gods
Zena Edwards - “Brings to the modern stage the ancient qualities of the West African griots” (British Council Literature)
Salena Godden - “The General” of The Book Club Boutique and a legend on the live poetry scene
Jonny Fluffypunk - Author of The Sustainable Nihilist’s Handbook (Burning Eye Books)
and Sam himself – “A poet in the truest sense of the word” (Kate Tempest)
Hosted by poet Curious.
As spoken word poetry continues to rise in popularity, Life in Transit is the perfect place to see some of the best performers in the scene come together in a unique and exciting space.
(Sam’s book, Life in Transit will also be available to buy at a discounted price on the night).
Ticket Information and Times
Start Time: 7:45pm
Read about the launch of ‘Life In Transit’
Hey – we have a new subscription leaflet! It features artwork from the very talented Jennifer-Kate McIntyre. It has quotations about how great the magazine is. Which are mostly accurate. Of course you can just buy the magazine online.
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Check out the cover to the new issue, featuring a fantastic image by Tim Vyner. On sale soon!
Bad news I’m afraid. Due to the increase in postage costs and the loss of an Arts Council grant, we are having to increase the cost of the magazine. Ambit is not a profit-making enterprise, and we’re sad to say that we simply don’t have any kind of margin with which to absorb these additional expenses.
From issue 209 onwards, individual copies will be increased from £8 to £10.
Subscriptions will be £30 annually, so by subscribing you will still be saving 25% over buying four issues individually.
This increase will appear on the website from Thursday next week. All current subscriptions will be honoured, obviously. So (as sharp-minded readers will no doubt have noticed) you still have a week to purchase a subscription at the price of £28. Subscribe here: Subscribe to Ambit
Thanks to everyone who subscribes, submits, comes to the events, or supports our work in any other capacity.
The Ambit Team
Thanks to the amazing Kevin Crossley-Holland, Eley Williams, Jim Burns and Alan Brownjohn for reading for us, and everyone who read from the floor, applauded, or, uh, bought a copy of Ambit. Well done all of us.
Standing room only. (Click me for full screen).