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
Climate Matters, the thirteenth volume of Riptide has been produced in collaboration with Culture Matters, a co-operative of writers and activists who bring politics and the arts together. The burning issue of our time – the climate crisis – is the central theme of this collection of short stories, poetry, images and science writing. Many of the contributors ponder the links between our relentless drive to consume, our disrespect for the natural world and its disastrous effect on the climate and the survival of humanity. In a range of ways they question the role that capitalism plays and the need for a redefinition of what constitutes a good life. Covid’s appearance during the selection process means the pandemic and issues of health – both individual and planetary – play their part in the whole.
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