Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Riptide

A riptide is a strong surface current from the shore. A rip is a stretch of rough water caused by the meeting of two or more currents. Both can be very dangerous to swimmers and people floating around on lilos and the like.

Riptide can also be used to describe a state of conflicting psychological forces. That doesn't sound a whole lot more fun than being washed out to sea, does it?

The publishers of Riptide journal have a call for submissions open until August 30th. I couldn't find any details of payment, so I'm not sure any is offered. They're also running a competition. That's not strictly free to enter, as you're required to purchase a copy of Riptide, but studying the market before having a go is a good idea, so maybe you won't mind that. The prize is £50.

10 comments:

Maria said...

Thanks for posting Patsy. Didn't there used to be a TV series called 'Riptide' or have I just made that up? It's completely possible this morning...

Mark Noce said...

It's also a cool song by Vance Joy:)

Patsy said...

I don't recall it, but I don't watch much TV so could easily have missed it.

Patsy said...

I didn't know that.

Carolb said...

Lovely to see a picture of cool sea.

Yes, there was a TV series Maria, and eventually a film.

Patsy said...

I could do with a paddle there right now, Carol!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

I have that comp on my list so will have another look at the rules!

Patsy said...

Good luck if you have a try, Rosemary.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Patsy ... lots of riptides out here ... dangerous waters ... I'll have a look at the link - cheers Hilary

Patsy said...

There are indeed!