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We are Cake, a magazine set up and run 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.



Finn Jackson is in the final year of her Creative Writing MA. As well as taking on Cake she also founded Flash Fire -  a series of reading events in Lancaster featuring North West writers. She has a passion for poetry and short fiction (handy that…) and enjoys hiking and scrambling in The Lake District.

Assistant Editorial and Sales Team:  

Fenella Craven is an English Literature and History student with aspirations in anthropology. She can usually be spotted scoffing a slice of red velvet at the Uni’s Farmers market. She is thirsty for travel in her life – in an aimless wandering kind of way, maintaining the the belief that as Tolkien says “Not all those who wander are lost”.

Helen Eccles is a soon-to-be English Literature graduate, more than slightly inclined to the occassional slice of cake, especially when accompanied by anything fictional or poetic. She enjoys sketching, somewhat messily, and is a lover of countryside wanders. She is unlikely to become a realist anytime soon.

Shona Jackson is a vertically challenged English Literature student attending to Cake‘s social media needs. When not buried under novels and essays she can usually be found with a cup of tea in hand, and yes, sometimes cake too. She likes writing, practising yoga and creating noise on her guitar. Though, as of yet, not at the same time.

Thomas Ley is an English and Creative Writing student at the tail end of his Master’s degree. He is terrified of the prospect of the so-called ‘real world’, and hopes to avoid it by reading and writing as much poetry as possible. He blogs at

Rebecca Parkinson is an undergraduate studying English Literature and hopes to enter the publishing industry after university. Her other hobbies (besides reading brilliant fiction and poetry) are watching films, TV and eating cake (not Cake cake – edible cake).

Georgia Robinson is an English and History student who loves anything to do with Science Fiction, History, Feminism and Place. Although a new member of the Cake team (go easy on her!) she helps to sell, edit and promote Cake through the Tumblr blog.

Associate Editors:

Martha Sprackland & Andrew McMillan


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