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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 has just been awarded her MA in Creative Writing from Lancaster University. 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. When time allows she also posts creative stuff on her website/blog at

Assistant Editorial and Sales Team:  

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.

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.

Thomas Ley (also awarded an MA from Lancaster) is terrified of the so-called ‘real world’ he now finds himself in and hopes to avoid it by reading and writing as much poetry as possible. He blogs at

Past Team Members

Helen Eccles

Fenella Craven

Martha Sprackland (founder of Cake Magazine)

Andrew McMillan (founder of Cake Magazine)


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