Rivet: The Journal of Writing That Risks

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Junot Díaz, Octavia E. Butler, Karen Russell, Jonathan Lethem, Kelly Link, Haruki Murakami, Anne Carson, Italo Calvino, Rikki Du Cornet, J.G. Ballard, Bruno Schulz, Richard Brautigan, Ursula K. Le Guin, David Mitchell, Angela Carter, Neil Gaiman, Margaret Atwood
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Temporarily closed to submissions
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
Subscription Price: 
1,000 to 2,500

Editorial Focus

Since 2014, Rivet Journal has published authors from around the U.S. and the world. From first-timers to award-winners, Rivet brings together some of the most exciting writers working today. In each issue, you’ll find writing that revels in the unexpected and rewards with imagination and insight. Rivet also publishes provocative visual and multimedia art.

Tips From the Editor

We are interested in: surreal, fabulist, and remix aesthetics; political and controversial topics; hybrid and multimedia things that play well online; literary takes on popular genres; reviews of books/media and interviews of people that would be of interest to our audience. We are not interested in: shock value alone; middle class ennui. Most of all, surprise us with something we’ve never seen before, that moves and reveals. We believe in the author-editor relationship, and we work with each writer to fully realize their vision. If that’s something you are as excited about as we are, then we want to read your work.

Contact Information

P.O. Box 591104
San Francisco
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Last updated: Apr 19, 2022