At Riptide, we are delighted to invite submissions for our tenth issue – this time on the theme of Imagining the Suburbs. We are interested in short fiction, poetry or life writing that evokes the particular experience of suburban life. In keeping with previous issues of Riptide we are particularly interested in submissions that eschew easy… Read more
Riptide Volume 10 – The Suburbs – is a collection of stories, life-writing and poetry exploring suburbia in all its manifestations. In his foreword Michael Rosen, who confesses to having suffered from ‘suburbophobia’ in his teenage years, says that ‘these fascinating stories and poems show a diversity that resists’ the picture of the suburbs as “one culture, one class, one type of house’.
As part of exetreme imagination Riptide is delighted to have published 2 childhood-themed collections – one of short stories and, for the first time, one of poetry. Vol. 8 includes an introduction by Baroness Floella Benjamin OBE and vol. 9 by National Poetry Prize winner Julia Copus. More details about each book which contain writing… Read more
Writers will be especially interested in The College of Humanities and the University’s Arts and Culture Team’s collaborative event which brings together a poet, a photographer, a medical practitioner, a writer and psychologist, a cultural historian and a literary critic to explore the issue of preventative medicine, cancer and our perceptions about the body. Host for… Read more