The Beautiful Game | Fiction for Ambit


I have written a new short story on football and masculinity for the debut edition of Ambit Pop (243), guest edited by Fat White Family’s Lias Saoudi. This new strand of Ambit invites maverick artists to guest edit the magazine under their tradition of Poems, Stories, and Art.

Featuring an oulipo exchange with Rob Doyle, flash fiction from Benjamin Myers, and poetry from Jenni Fagan, Zaffar Kunial, Connor Seed, Jeremy Reed, Nina Power, Vida Adamczewski and Niall Griffiths, this new issue also includes art by Steven Allan, Anna McDowell, Neal Fox (Le Gun) and Wayne Horse.

The Ambit quarterly was (anti) established in 1959 by Dr Martin Bax to expand on the times. Editors including JG Ballard, Carol Ann Duffy and Eduardo Paolozzi published early work of many admired names, including David Hockney, William S Burroughs, Stevie Smith and Linton Kwesi Johnson.

Copies are available for £10 via Ambit’s website

(Feature image: Wayne Horse Alles Wird Gut, 2017)