Risk Management accepts bylined stories on all topics related to risk. Because we receive a large volume of submissions, please familiarize yourself with the following procedures before writing or submitting a piece.


  • Before submitting, take a look at our Editorial Calendar, which highlights some of the topics we are currently most interested in. If you have a story idea that does not appear on the editorial calendar or does not align with the suggested timeline on the calendar, feel free to reach out to our editors to discuss it. Please also check out some of our most recent stories here on the site to get a sense of our tone and structure, and to see what issues we have already covered.
  • As a monthly publication, we work well in advance of any given publication date, so a general rule of thumb is you should query us about a story three months prior to whichever month you wish it to appear.


  • We do not publish pieces that promote a particular company, product or service. All articles must be factual, insightful and vendor-neutral.
  • All stories depend on some form of narrative structure, so please minimize the use of bulleted lists and footnotes and only include any in the context of a composed article. Pieces in the style of “10 Reasons Why …” or “5 Things to Know About…” can work as well, as long as each item is detailed in sentences.
  • To avoid redundancies and frame a strong submission, please familiarize yourself with our feature and column 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.


  • Shorter articles (800 to 1,200 words) are accepted for our ForeFront section or for online publication on the magazine’s website or blog.
  • Feature stories (1,600-2,400 words) should examine multiple facets of an issue in greater depth.