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Friday, 6 November 2015

Writing – Submission – Riptide: Seize the day!

Riptide Journal has the tagline ‘short stories with an undercurrent’.

This journal has been around quite a while. [And should not to be confused with the bodyboard magazine!]

Riptide publishes anthologies of new short fiction by both established and emerging writers. They state that they are ‘committed to providing a forum for high quality, innovative fiction, expanding the readership of the short story genre and enhancing its standing. We invite work by prominent authors who believe in the continuing importance of the short story, but we aim to include new voices in every issue.’ [My italics]

Whether prominent or new, now might be the time to seize the day.

Riptide is now inviting submissions for their 11th volume. [It’s a bi-annual publication, so don’t delay!] Their 10th volume features the theme 'The Suburbs' in prose, life-writing and poetry.

Deadline : 30 November, 2015.

Stories should in some way reflect on the theme ‘Carpe diem’ – taken from the poet Horace‘s Odes, – usually thought of as meaning ‘Seize – or pluck – the day’.
Riptide's latest news snippet says: ‘Submissions on our theme of Carpe Diem have been flooding in from all over the world.  Today in the Riptide office we have been busy reading, reading and reading some more.  We have made the tiniest dent in the pile! Undaunted, we are asking for still more. The deadline is the end of November so seize the day, get writing, get polishing what you’ve already written and ping it across to the editors here.  As Shakespeare bemoaned: “I wasted time, and now doth time waste me” so avoid that fate, stop wasting time and send us your tale.’

So, what are you waiting for? Make time for this.

I understand it is a paying market too.

Submission Guidelines:

All submissions must be original work and not previously published.

Prose – one story only per writer – no more than 5,000 words in length. (There is no minimum length).

Submit as a word attachment by email to
with ‘Carpe Diem’ in the subject line.

I’m not associated with Riptide in any way; just passing on the news. Good luck!

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