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.

Riptide volume 6 cover artNext issue

Volume 6 will be launched on November 2nd and is now available to order from our shop.

This issue is a special one featuring the ten winning stories from our short story competition for young adult fiction and with an introduction from our competition judge, Philip Hensher.

Riptide Volume 5 cover artCurrent issue

The current issue of Riptide, available now, is Volume 5.

This volume, guest-edited by Jane Feaver contains 16 new stories, each in some way concerned with flight: Flight in the sense of aeroplanes, flight in the sense of escape, flight in the sense of fancy: journeys, evasion, invention.

Robert Shearman’s ‘Coming in to Land’ kicks off the collection with a surreal take on faith and flight paths. In ‘Café Bohemia’ Alison MacLeod’s ‘strikingly original voice’ (The Guardian) takes us into an unsettling world of limitless rooms and Adam Marek brings his ‘genuine, unsettling talent’ (The Independent) to the streets of Cambridge, teeming with dead alumni.

Luke Kennard has written a thought-provoking introduction to this collection which also contains stories by Ginny Baily, Jane Rogers, Jane Rusbridge, Matt Thorne, Jenny Newman, Sally Flint, Jo Lloyd, Nicholas Royle, Zoe Teale, Wena Poon. Karen Stevens, Eleanor Knight and Alison Napier.