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 is in articles that present clear, usable takeaways for our readers.
Acceptable submissions include: original articles, research digests, interviews, literary journalism, immersion journalism, narrative journalism, memoirs, lyric essays, cultural criticism and book reviews [between 750 & 3500 words in length] that explore the art and practice of creativity in the arts, education, and business arenas. We do accept previously published material that meets this criteria, and is timely, responding to current trends.
We do not accept 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 pitch us an idea please provide a 250 words description of your idea for an article. Explain the general issue/problem/story you are engaging. Send all pitches and completed articles to submissions[at]riversidequarterly.com.
Need an Idea?
If you would like to write for us and are looking for a story idea, we have a compelling list of potential story ideas that our editors would be happy to help you develop for publication. At this time all of our freelance positions are volunteer positions. If you are accepted, you will be contacted in 14 business days by someone from our editorial board. To apply, please email our editors and tell them about your interests and availability, mail[at]riversidequarterly.com.
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.