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*Temporary Submission Closure*
It's been a while but we're back and busy baking. The fifth issue of Cake is due out in the next few months (exact date to be announced soon) with issue six to follow close on its heels, so we're closing submissions while we work all our editorial magic - but keep reading, keep writing and hang on to your best work until we reopen again for issue 7!
Thank you all for your patience - more updates to follow soon!
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We've just welcomed the lovely Fin Jackson, our new Assistant Editor, to the Cake team. Give her a wave. (She also blogs here.)
After a long wait (and an impatient one, on our part) the fourth issue of Cake is printed and has been sent out. With a Guest Editorial from the fantastic Jon Stone, a clutch of great reviews and fifty pages of new poetry, it's another issue to be proud of.
In other news, we'll be adding poetry, reviews and other tasty morsels to the site over the coming weeks, so keep your ears peeled (is that right?) for new stuff. Whilst you're waiting, why not head over to the shop and pick up a Cherry Bakewell?
Subscriptions available through the online shop - get new issues as soon as they appear!
We've redecorated. How do you like it? Let us know, we're now on Twitter @CakePoetry
Cake will be at the New Poets Festival in London this weekend, reading our work, chatting about the magazine and showcasing three of our favourite young poets Chloe Stopa-Hunt, Adham Smart and Joe Dresner, all of whom have appeared in Cake.
Come along and say hello! There'll be the chance to pre-order a copy of the latest issue, containing a guest editorial from Jon Stone, reviews of Jeremy Reed, Daljit Nagra and Sarah Broom, alongside poetry from Caleb Klaces, David Tait, J.T. Welsch, the lovely aforementioned Chloe Stopa-Hunt and many, many more.
Find the event page on Facebook - New Poets Festival - and join us at 3pm on Saturday at The Blue Lion (and Friday and Sunday at the Betsey Trotwood) for some poetry fun!
"The third issue of Cake, 'Key Lime', is a take-no-prisoners affair..." A great review of Cake on the Cadaverine here.
NOTE - WE ARE NOW CAUGHT UP AND ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS!
Hello all! Some news: due to a huge backlog of submissions (lovely ones, too!) the Cake team need a breather, and we'll be holding off on taking new submissions until the end of May. Phew! If you do choose to send your work to us in the interim, you'll be setting yourselves up for a bit of a wait for a reply...
Martha and Andy
Stocks of Cake Issue 2 are almost completely out! Still lots of Issues 1 and 3 though, and the quicker we sell these, the quicker we can get Issue 4 on the shelves...
Cake Issue 3 is born! Buy it here and savour each morsel of wonderful work from Mandy Coe, Helen Mort, Helen Ivory and many, many more...
Want each new Cake delivered to your door? You can now subscribe for three or six issues at a reduced price and get your hands on the mag before it hits the shelves!
Much excitement at Cake HQ as we send the proofs of Issue 3 off to the printers...
Calling all young poets! The wonderful and prestigious Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2011 is currently open for entries from budding writers aged 11 - 17. The top fifteen winners recieve a week-long residential writing course with the Arvon Foundation or, if they're a little younger, a poetry residency at their school, followed by a distance mentoring programme.
We can't stress enough what a fantastic opportunity this is - many previous winners have gone on to publish first collections, set up their own magazines (really good ones, even if we do say so ourselves) and to work within the poetry world.
The closing date is 31st July 2011, visit www.foyleyoungpoets.org for full details.
Find here accounts from past winners on what the award meant to them (us!)
Issue #3 of Cake is ready and raring to go, folks, poised to bring you a veritable smorgasbord of new and exciting poetry from all over the writing world! Cake is printed on a rolling basis, which means as soon as we have the funds, another issue can come out of the oven. This means we need your support more than ever. Please ensure the future of Cake by buying a copy of the magazine, and tell your friends! There's some wonderful stuff in there, even if we do say so ourselves...
Issue #2 of Cake has launched! Monday was a lovely event, thanks to everyone who came along to show their support. Thanks to our three wonderful guest readers Emily Bagshaw, Jacob Silkstone and Sarah Hymas, who all helped make it a success. You can now get hold of your copy of Issue #2 by clicking the Buy link on the left.
Cake Issue 2 launches this Monday 7th February in the Peter Scott Gallery at Lancaster University, 7.15pm.
There will be wine, cake and some wonderful poets reading their work in a very informal way, followed by an opportunity to buy a copy of the magazine.
All are welcome, bring friends!
You can now get hold of copies of Cake via our online shop, which can be accessed through the Buy link on the left hand menu.
Our online shop will be ready to roll in just a couple of days, when you'll be able to make online purchases via PayPal. Until then, copies of the magazine can be obtained by sending a cheque for £6 for Issue #2 only (£5 + £1 p&p) or, £8.50 for both Issue #1 and #2 at a special reduced price for a short time only!
Website launched! You can buy copies of the magazine here, and we'll update the site regularly with news and events. Have a look at our blog, where we'll be keeping you updated on everything Cake, with opinions, comments and general natter. Have a look below to browse the contents of the magazine. We'll have some poetry and other lovely morsels up on the site soon for your delectation...
Issue # 2 - Carrot Cake
With contributions from Peter Sansom, Helen Farish, Geoff Hattersley and many more. Guest Editorial from Luke Kennard on 'Things Out of Place'. Click to see a full contents list, including reviews and articles.
The inaugural issue of Cake, including work from David Morley, Roddy Lumsden, Joolz Denby and more! George Szirtes is our Guest Editor for this issue, welcoming you all to Cake. Click through to see a full contents list.