We are Cake, a magazine set up in 2009 by students based at Lancaster University (UK), and we aim to publish fresh and exciting work by both emerging and established writers. We welcome submissions of poetry, flash fiction, comment and reviews of new work. For guidelines and more information please see our submissions section.
The current Cake team…
Finn Jackson – 24 – BA English Literature, Creative Writing and Practise (2012) + MA Creative Writing (2014). Assistant ed. for Issue 5 – Editor for Issue 6 and 7. Cake specialties: web development / project management / product design. Ambitions: to further my skills in all things print production related to help create quality publications – and to write more! Fun fact: I have an award for looking great with a beard – “Miss Mo 2014″.
Rebecca Parkinson – 20 – BA English Literature. Assistant ed. Issue 6 and 7. Cake specialities: events / social media. Ambitions: to enter the publishing industry. Likes to: binge-watch TV series and eat chocolate.
Shona Jackson – 20 – BA English Literature with Creative Writing. Assistant ed. Issue 6 and 7. Cake specialities: events / social media. Ambitions: to become a professional writer. Fun fact: In Zimbabwe there’s a tribe of Shona people (we get everywhere).
Georgia Robinson – 20 – BA History with English Literature. Assistant ed. Issue 6 and 7. Cake specialities: research / Tumblr. Ambitions: to encourage communication and explore different modes of expression in order to understand the human condition, to write Science Fiction for television and pursue a career in Public Health. Fun fact: I’ve never lost a game of Twister in my life.
Past Team Members
Thomas Ley – (assistant ed. Issue 6) blogs at liewithstyle.wordpress.com
Helen Eccles – (assistant ed. Issue 6)
Fenella Craven – (assistant ed. Issue 6)
Martha Sprackland (founder of Cake Magazine) – (ed. Issues 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 associate ed. Issue 6)
Andrew McMillan (founder of Cake Magazine) – (ed. Issues 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 associate ed. Issue 6)
A humorous, good-natured and young magazine that has hit the ground running. One to watch. – Sabotage Review
Cake is the most outward-looking, vigorously contemporary literary journal to come out of a university writing programme in this country. A beautifully produced and vibrant selection of poetry and argument from well-known and emerging writers. – Luke Kennard