Riderwood Reporter Submission Guidelines

Updated – November 26, 2019
    1. Articles should be sent to RWVNewspaper@erickson.com no later than 5:00 PM on the day of the deadline listed below.

      2019-2020 Riderwood Reporter Newspaper Deadlines

Edition Month Submission Deadline
January 2020 Friday, December 13, 2019
February 2020 Thursday, January 16, 2020
March 2020 Thursday, February 13, 2020
April 2020 Monday, March 16, 2020
May 2020 Wednesday, April 15, 2020
June 2020 Thursday, May 14, 2020
July 2020 Monday, June 15, 2020
August 2020 Thursday, July 16, 2020
September 2020 Monday, August 17, 2020
October 2020 Tuesday, September 15, 2020
November 2020 Thursday, October 15, 2020
December 2020 *Thursday, November 12, 2020
January 2021 *Monday, December 14, 2020

* Dates subject to change. Check the November 2020 & December 2020 Riderwood Reporter newspapers for the official deadline date.

  • The staff of the Riderwood Reporter Newspaper in conjunction with our third-party printing company try to get the newspaper published and released by the first or second day of the month, but sometimes there are unavoidable delays. It is suggested that if you are advertising an event and it occurs in the first seven days of the month, we suggest you submit your article for the previous month; e.g If you are advertising an event for February 5, we would suggest you advertise in the January edition of the newspaper.
  • All articles should be submitted as Microsoft Word documents (.doc or .docx), or, if that isn’t available, the text should be pasted into the body of the submission e-mail.
  • Please include a suggested title for your article at the top of the document.
  • Please also include the name of the author in the document and their title in the document. For residents, titles can be their position with the group, organization, or event they’re writing about. For staff members, their title is usually their job title or role within a group or committee.
  • Please submit any included photos as separate attachments on the e-mail and NOT in the article document. 
  • Please avoid personal pronouns. Stories should be written in the third person if they are not opinion editorials.
  • Standard articles should be 250-350 words. Please contact the editor if you would like a word extension.
  • Please aim to use AP format when writing your article. The basics of AP format can be found here.
  • Please be aware of unintentional plagiarism or misquoting. Re-word information that you may have gotten from an outside news source and only quote someone when you are absolutely sure that the quote is accurate.