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Risk Management accepts bylined stories on all topics related to risk. Because we receive a large volume of submissions each month, please familiarize yourself with the following procedures before contacting us.

BASICS

  • All articles and story pitches should be sent to Editor in Chief Morgan O’Rourke (212.655.5922). Send a summary or the finished article and we’ll go from there.
  • Your submission has a much greater chance of publication if it is on a topic we are interested in covering. Before submitting, take a look at our Editorial Calendar, which should give you a good idea of what kinds of stories the magazine is currently most interested in. If you have a story idea that does not appear on the editorial calendar, that is fine. Nothing is set in stone.
  • As a monthly publication, we work well in advance of its publication date, so a general rule of thumb is you should query us about a story three months prior to whichever month you wish to appear in.

WRITING TIPS

  • Do not promote a particular product or service. All articles must be factual, insightful and vendor-neutral.
  • We don’t like bulleted lists. Write an article with sentences rather than as outline to establish a narrative flow. If you want to do a “10 Reasons Why …” that can be more palatable and often works well online.
  • Be original. We will be more interested in your pitch if we haven’t heard it ten times before or already run the same article. To this end, try to familiarize yourself with our archives before submitting an article or pitch.
  • Risk Management uses the AP style guide for the most part. If you have any questions about style, please feel free to ask.

STORY LENGTH

  • Feature stories generally should be 1,800-2,000 words.
  • Shorter articles (400, 600, 1,000 or 1,200 words) are also accepted for our ForeFront section or online publication. Tell us your idea and we’ll find a place for it if it fits Risk Management.

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