Riptide Volume 7 now available

Riptide volume 7, produced in collaboration with Wordquest Devon, contains an eclectic mix of stories and memoir. These Devon-themed stories express the uniqueness of the county, its towns and its countryside, its wild parts and its settlements. Devon is the thread that binds the diverse stories into a whole, but the stories spill over the boundaries of the county to find a universal resonance. As Ben Bradshaw writes in the foreword: ‘This volume shows how Devon can be both the inspiration for creativity and the place where creativity is practised.’ Contributors are: Ginny Baily, Sue Belfrage, Helen Challoner, Judy Darley, Bill Eaton, Vanessa Gebbie, David Goodchild, Gregory Hoare, Anthony Howcroft, Luke Kennard, Sam North, Shohidur Rahman, Ben Smith, Martin Sorrell, Roland H. Tuson.

Available now from our online shop.


Riptide International Short Story Competition 2010

The thirty long-listed and ten short-listed authors for the Riptide Short Story International Competition are listed on our competition page.

The launch will be on 2nd November at Exeter Central Library at the start of the Exeter Children’s Literature Festival. Philip Hensher will present the £1000 prize to the overall winner. See forthcoming events for details.

The Riptide band playing at the launch of volume 5

Launch of Volume 5

Volume 5 was launched on October 11th at the University of Exeter.  Five of the contributors read from their stories.  Rob Shearman gave a fantastic performance of his story  ‘Coming in to Land’.  The band played and we all had a good time.

Photography by Tamsin Way (