BAIT’s been featured in the Cambridge student press a few times – check out some interviews, previews and podcasts by team members past and present below!
Before the release of BAIT on Borders, Alex wrote about making an issue during lockdown for Varsity – check it out to find out what it is we do all term (hint: it involves a lot of spreadsheets), how many hours a submissions meeting takes (hint: a lot), and why exactly the zine is called BAIT!
The same week, Cate and Alex spoke to the brilliant Switchboard podcast for their Creativity in Crisis episode, which you can listen to on Spotify below! (We’re on at 1:21 and 32:18!) We chatted about how we adapted BAIT to lockdown, what the internet can offer that physical ones can’t and vice versa, and discussed the playful, low-pressure creativity we’d like to encourage at the moment ❤
The Varsity Arts team also included us in their introduction to the Cambridge zine scene at the start of Michaelmas alongside our friends at Notes and the Cambridge Review of Books!
When we launched Issue Nine back in June 2020, the whole team sat down (virtually) with Varsity to chat about BAIT’s past, present and future, to think about how zines can create a community & help charities, and to preview some favourite submissions from the zine! Have a read to find out more about why BAIT was founded, why we chose to support Black Lives Matter UK this time round, and why the issue was unthemed.
All the way back in May 2019, BAIT on Space was reviewed by Emil Sands in The Cambridge Student: “change can be collective, grass-roots, and wonderfully beautiful”. If their analysis of the zine whets your appetite, you can read Esme’s essay alongside photos, paper-cuts and prose on the Past Issues page!
Before that issue was released, The Tab interviewed then-editors Alice and Cam in a red-brick Robinson room about the hypocrisies of college management, how spaces are managed and shaped Cambridge, and why the zine is best in physical form.