Kingston UniversityPress launched its annual literary anthology of poetry, flash fiction and short stories last week with an event featuring readings from many of the collections’ contributors.
“It was a real pleasure hearing the pieces that the editorial team now knows so well, read aloud by the authors.
The confident readings really cemented the high quality of the work in this year’s RiPPLE.”
Frankie Jones, Creative Writing and Publishing MA student, who co-edited RiPPLE 2011 with Publishing MA student Allison Hall.
Established in 2004, RiPPLE showcases a cross-section of high quality work produced by current Kingston University Students.
RiPPLE is written by BA, MA and MFA level students and produced by MA students of Publishing.
RiPPLE 2011 was edited by Frankie Jones and Allison Hall (pictured left). Thanks are also due to volunteers Cato Pedder, Christian Moseby, Danielle Birkhead, George Maudsley, Hannah Vincent, Jeni Calnan, Karly West, Kyra Matthews, Lauren Forrey, Maria Lucien, Neha Matkar, Serina Gothard and Stefania Mastrorosa.
“‘Putting together an anthology of this standard from submissions of over 250 is not for the faint hearted.
It is the real deal in terms of publishing – with all its highs (reading entries, mastering page layout and cover design, managing final delivery) and its challenges (leaving good entries out, making printer deadlines, negotiating bookshop space).
It’s testimony to the team’s hard work and flair that we have such a fabulous anthology this year.”
Judith Watts, Lecturer in Publishing and Creative Writing and Kingston University Press coordinator
RiPPLE 2011 (ISBN 978-1-899999-38-5) is published by Kingston University Press at a retail price of £4.00. Copies can be ordered by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org