Submissions Wanted – Imagining the Suburbs – Now Closed


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 stereotyping and caricature of the suburbs and that instead look beneath the surface of suburbia, exploring and revealing its variety and its hidden depths. We want creative work that portrays the richness and diversity of suburbia in different contexts around the world.

This special issue complements the work of the Leverhulme Trust-funded Cultures of the Suburbs International Research Network and coincides with the Network’s 2014 conference, also on the theme of Imagining the Suburbs, to be held at the University of Exeter, UK, in June 2014.

As an extension to Riptide’s usual practice, we also invite submissions from visual artists whose work, if selected, will be published online as a Virtual Exhibition on the Cultures of the Suburbs Network’s website (for current examples see here)

Submission Guidelines:

Send your submission as a word attachment by email to with ‘Suburbs’ in the subject line.

Prose – Maximum of 5000 words (up to two pieces)

Poetry – Maxiumum of 40 lines (up to three poems)

Deadline : March 1st 2014

Publication: June 2014


And for information about the Cultures of the Suburbs Network, see here

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