The Journal

riggwelter (verb) – a dialect word from the North of England. a sheep, having fallen onto its back, being unable to right itself is said to be riggweltered (e.g. bloody thing’s riggweltered again).

Riggwelter is a journal of creative arts founded by Jonathan Kinsman in 2017. It releases an issue once a month, containing poetry, short fiction, visual art and experimental media. Riggwelter also releases reviews and essays on an as and when basis. In 2018 and 2019, Riggwelter was shortlisted for a Saboteur Award for Best Magazine.

(For clarity’s sake: we are not affiliated with Black Sheep brewery or the lovely ale that they produce that shares our name).