Exploring Childhood – stories and poetry workshop

Creative writing workshop – stories and poetry inspired by art and artefacts at RAMM. Date: Saturday July 14th. 10am to 4 pm with a break for lunch. Venue: Meeting Room A, RAMM. Tutors: Ginny Baily and Sally Flint, Riptide Editors. Cost: £25 for the day.  Email to book a place. ‘The writer should never… Read more

Childhood-themed Stories and Poems

Riptide is now accepting submissions on the theme of childhood for our next two volumes. For the first time we are looking for poetry as well as short stories.  Accepted work will be published in two separate anthologies whose launch will coincide with the Exetreme Imagination Children’s Literature Festival in Exeter in February 2013. Details… Read more

Launch Success

The launch event for Riptide 7 at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter on March 2nd was a great success.  Over 150 people attended, Ben Bradshaw gave a stirring talk about putting Devon on the literary map, the music was wonderful and very atmospheric to hear it there, wine glass in hand, amongst the artefacts.  Seven of… Read more

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… Read more

Volume 7 is imminent!

Riptide volume 7 is now with the printers and it will be available soon. This anthology, produced in collaboration with Wordquest Devon, contains an eclectic mix of stories and memoir. It is rooted in Devon – the brief was to submit a Devon-themed story – and is expressive of the uniqueness of the county, its towns and… Read more


Jane Rusbridge, whose story “Ship of Dreams” appears in Riptide Vol 5, has recently announced that her second novel, ‘Rook’, will be published by Bloomsbury in August 2012. Like “Ship of Dreams” and her first novel, ‘The Devil’s Music’ (long-listed for the International Impac Dublin Literary Award 2011), Rook is set on the West Sussex… Read more