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“… publishes anthologies of new short fiction by both established and emerging writers. We 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. All volumes of Riptide can be purchased online or at selected bookshops.

Riptide is delighted to invite submissions for its tenth issue; this time on the theme of Imagining the Suburbs. 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.

The editors are interested in submissions (short fiction, poetry, life writing ) that evoke the particular experience of suburban life. In keeping with previous issues of Riptide, we are particular 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 are also interested in creative work that portrays the richness and diversity of suburbia in different contexts around the world.

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:

All submissions must be original work and not previously published. Please submit as a word attachment by email to with ‘Suburbs’ in the subject line.

Prose -Up to two pieces, each no more than 5000 words in length. (There is no minimum length). Poetry – Up to 3 poems, maximum length of each poem is 40 lines.

Deadline : March 1st 2014 Publication: June 2014”


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