Sips that make a poison woman

Anita Sivakumaran whose stories appeared in Volumes 4 and 6 of Riptide, has recently published a book of poetry: ‘Sips That Make a Poison Woman’.  Her poem The Dog won the 2010 Ravenglass Poetry Press Competition and the prize was publication of the poetry collection. Graham Mort described it as ‘an ironic simplicity of diction,… Read more

Riptide writer’s first novel

Vanessa Gebbie’s debut novel The Coward’sTale will be published by Bloomsbury on November 7th.  The launch event is going to be at the glorious Daunts bookshop in Marylebone High Street and information about that is available on Vanessa’s own blog.  When we published her story ‘Irrigation’ in the first ever volume of Riptide back in 2007,… Read more

Approaching Deadline

The deadline for submissions for the Devon-themed collection is fast appraoching. Send your stories or memoirs to us by July 31st. Details are on our ‘Contribute’ page.

Ways with Words

We’ve donated a prize for the July 12th Wordquest Tombola at the Ways with Words festival taking place at Dartington in South Devon  on July 8th – 18th.  The Tombola is a collaborative writing venture using the site and the festival for inspiration. You’ll have to complete a writing task set by the editors to win… Read more

Dove Grey Reader’s Review

Literary blogger Dove Grey Reader aka Lynne Hatwell talks about Riptide on her blog and she likes it!   She begins by saying that she loves ‘the title too with all its connotations of undercurrents that can take you by surprise, transporting you off somewhere that perhaps you hadn’t expected to go, but with the added… Read more

Devon – is truth stranger than fiction?

Do you have a story to tell? For the Devon-themed volume, unusually, the editors are looking for two different kinds of submissions – fictional ones and ‘memoir snapshots’. Fictional stories can be up to 5000 words as usual.  The memoirs need to be very short – a brief account of no more than 500 words offering an… Read more