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Call For Short Story Submissions

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The literary journal Riptide is calling for short story submissions that take their inspiration from ‘collisions’ minute and stellar for its 14th issue. Submissions need to be up to 3,500 words and the deadline is 15 September.

Riptide was founded in 2008 with the aim of championing short fiction and has published writers from Tessa Hadley to Helen Dunmore to Wame Molefhe.

For volume 14, Riptide invites short stories that take their inspiration from collisions minute and stellar. Narratives might animate clashes, crashes, conflicts, revisions, calculations, near misses, or shared interests and atmospheres. A collision could be an eventuality of error and errantry; it could be a beginning. Whatever your approach, and on whatever conceptual scale you wish to work, Riptide welcomes your submissions.

Submission Guidelines
Please submit short stories of up to 3,500 words to by 15 September 2021 with a brief bio (ca. 100 words). Submissions must be in Microsoft Word and sent as an attachment. We will consider only one story per author. The issue will appear in early 2022.

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