Write For Riveted

Do you love YA? Have a book or a series you absolutely adore? Or, perhaps, you have thoughts on something going on in the YA community? Would you like to share these feelings with the world by having something posted on Riveted? If so, you are in the right place!

What we’re looking for: We’re looking for passion and love―we want to know what your current YA obsessions are. Do you love a book so much you created a playlist for it? Share it with us! Is there something going on in the community you’re particularly interested in? Write about it!

Basically you have a lot of room to work with. From quiz ideas to unique list themes, we’re open to hearing anything you’re interested in pitching. We want to see (and truly love) creativity.

What we’re not looking for: Currently we have no intentions of being an outlet for reviews. So if you completely and utterly adore a book? Come up with a fun way to express that excitement! It’s all in how you decide to talk about it and show off your feels.

We are not a literary journal. We’re not looking for or accepting pieces of fiction (including but not limited to:  flash fiction, short stories, or novel pitches/queries/excerpts), poems, or plays.

Lastly, we are not interested in pieces that fall in the realm of negativity and/or take apart a novel or author. We stand firmly in the belief that just because the novel may not have worked for you, doesn’t mean it won’t work for someone else. This is a site to celebrate the community and the love we have for YA, not to tear people down.

Here’s what you have to do:

  • Email the editorial board by contacting Matt at janine.perez@simonandschuster.com with specific ideas you’re interested in pursuing and a brief (one-ish paragraph or so) description of yourself. (Include links to any social profiles you feel show off who you are!)
  • In the subject line, please write “Riveted Submission:” and then either a short description or title idea you have for your article.
  • If you already have a draft of what you’re pitching to us, please feel free to include it. We can give it a look over to see if it’s a fit for Riveted.

For contributor terms and conditions, please read below:

You agree that your ideas for submissions as well as your submissions (Submissions) will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary and will not be returned.

You agree that you either: (i) own the rights to the Submissions provided and the right to grant all of the rights and licenses set forth in the Terms of Use; or (ii) you have all necessary rights and licenses from the owner(s) of these rights to grant Riveted and Simon & Schuster, the license below. Your Submission is governed by the Simon & Schuster Terms of Use.

You remain the owner of your Submission, but you acknowledge that S&S must have a license from you in order to accept your Submission. Accordingly, you grant to S&S an unrestricted, worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, transferable and royalty-free license (but not obligation) to host, use, copy, distribute, display, perform, modify, translate, store, create derivative works from or otherwise exploit all or any portion of your Submission for any purpose whatsoever in all formats, on or through any media, technology or device now known or hereafter developed.

You further agree that S&S is free to use any ideas or concepts contained in any of your Submission for any purposes whatsoever, including, without limitation, developing, manufacturing and marketing products and services; and creating informational articles, without any payment of any kind to you. You authorize Riveted and Simon & Schuster, Inc. (S&S), the owner of the Riveted site to publish your Submission in a searchable format that may be accessed by users of any S&S sites and the Internet. Except as prohibited by law, you waive any moral rights you may have in any of your Submissions, even if such Submissions are altered or changed in a manner not agreeable to you.

You acknowledge that Riveted and S&S may be working on or developing material similar or the same in nature to your Submission and that Riveted and/or S&S may have received similar or the same intellectual property rights from another party. Neither Riveted nor S&S owe you any obligation connected to your Submissions unless you enter into a written agreement with to Riveted or S&S that effect. Any discussion or negotiations between you and Riveted and/or S&S regarding your Submissions does not constitute recognition of the novelty or originality of your Submission. You hereby release Riveted and S&S from any claims, actions or suits based on copyright infringement or idea theft.