Submissions on our theme of Carpe Diem have been flooding in from all over the world. Today in the Riptide office we have been busy reading, reading and reading some more. We have made the tiniest dent in the pile! Undaunted, we are asking for still more. The deadline is the end of November so seize… Read more
Riptide Volume 12 is a vibrant collection of new short stories and poetry centred around the idea of ‘Cradle to Grave’. It features new work from established and emerging writers from across the globe, all expressing their unique take on this most human and fundamental of themes. It opens with a powerful poem from Devon-based author Marc Woodward, that considers the thread of life, ‘careless for the unravelling’ and ends with another by Chinese-born, Canada-based poet Yuan Changming on the crow in ‘the backyard of my heart’ turning ‘white like winter washed.’ In between is a rich body of work that dips into significant moments across lifetimes and reminds us of the fleeting, but precious nature of earthly existence.Writers featured in this volume are: Gillian Barker, Wendy Brandmark, Dan Brotzel, Andy Brown, Yuan Changming, Linda Cracknell, Ben Dickenson Bampton, Emily Ruth Ford, David Gaffney, Habib Mohana, Cassandra Passarelli, Kim Squirrell, James Turner, Clare Weze, Anthony Wilson and Marc Woodward.
Riptide are announcing their annual 6 word short story competition for December 2014 on the theme of ice! Please send your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org, comment on our facebook post or tweet @riptidejournal. Looking forward to seeing all of your entries.
Riptide is currently working on a project with ‘Kaleider’ to produce an inspiring look at what people would do with the last barrel of oil on earth. This autumn, ‘Ancient Sunlight’ aims to run workshops in the community to produce poetry and short stories. The result will be a collection of books, written by… Read more