The Riverside Quarterly currently has an open submissions policy. We accept pitches and articles year round for our quarterly publications.
Our editors welcome English language submission that address the interests of individuals involved in the creative fields. They are interested in ideas from emerging, as well as experienced writers that deeply explore the subject of creativity. Of greatest interest are articles that present clear, usable takeaways for our readers.
Submissions should be: original articles, research digests, interviews, reviews, and opinion pieces [between 750 & 2500 words in length] that explore the art and practice of creativity in the arts, business, and education arenas. We do accept previously published material that meets these criteria, and is timely, or responds to current trends.
We do not accept fiction, creative non-fiction, or poetry. These arts forms are creative and important, but this is not a forum for such works. This journal explores creativity and how it is used and expressed.
We do prefer that you pitch us your ideas before submitting an article. Pitches are accepted on a rolling basis. To expedite this process please use our online form to pitch us an article. Your submission will be assigned to an editor and you will be contacted at our earliest convenience.
Need an Idea?
If you would like to write for us and are looking for a story idea, please contact using our freelance writers form. We have a compelling list of potential story ideas that we would be happy to help you develop for publication.
Articles Accepted for Publication:
Upon acceptance for publication, The Riverside Quarterly assumes a limited exclusive license to all work accepted for publication. Unless an alternative agreement is in place, all work is embargoed from appearing elsewhere, in part or whole, for one year after the date of publication. Authors maintain copyright of their intellectual property, and allow the exclusive publication of submitted work for this time. After the embargo period, authors are free to publish and use their article on other websites, and publications without consent.
Instructions for Authors:
Formatting Your Manuscript: All manuscripts should be in 12-point type, with one-inch margins, and sequentially numbered pages. The text should be double-spaced. Articles must be properly cited using the APA or MLA guidelines for publication, depending on the content of the article. The author’s name, address, telephone number, and email address should appear flush right, in the header of each page. Contributors are asked to include a brief [>250 words] biographical note on the last page of their submission.
Length: Articles should be between 750 and 2500 words in length. With special consideration, we may publish longer submissions.
File Format: Manuscript files can be in the following formats: .doc, .docx, or .pages. Documents should not be locked or protected.
Photos & Graphics: Please hold all photos and graphics until we have accepted your submission for publication. And then, only submit items that you own exclusively.
Conflicts of Interest: All authors are required to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations within three years of beginning the submitted work that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work.
Questions or Technical Difficulties: If you have any questions or encounter technical difficulties, please contact us at mail[at]riversidequarterly.com.