v.1 is a publishing platform for the ongoing work, ideas, discussions, debates, and aspirations of students at the Rhode Island School of Design. v.1 strives to create space and time for conversations across diverse disciplines, cultures, and perspectives. Its form and content are endlessly flexible — it's always “volume 1.”
v.1 believes in accessibility and seeks to be representative of and relevant to its community.
v.1 believes in dialogue and hopes to respect and bridge divides through active listening, reflection, and free and fair expression.
v.1 believes in credibility and is driven by rigorous, meaningful content.
v.1 believes in transparency and seeks to dissolve barriers between students, the institution, the city, and the world.
v.1 believes in uncertainty and wishes to learn, adapt, and forgive our imperfections together.
We are currently seeking submissions for Spring 2019.
Pitch deadline: March 1st
Draft deadline: March 15th
A 100 word reflection on a visiting speaker? A poem about that one day when you took that one walk and listened to that one song? A report about something in the air at RISD, locally, or globally? A podcast for the web? An ongoing online advice column for those broken-hearted and confused? v.1 has been everything from a perfect bound journal to now a newspaper; it is both a platform to showcase student thoughts and a place to workshop skilled, analytical writing—we don’t mean to boast, but learn how to do it all.
Send us a pitch (100 words or less), a sprouting thought, or an aspirational draft. Summarize your idea and help us understand why it matters (why you care and why others may, too) and what your angle is (how will you approach the topic?).
The editors will make every effort to get back to you within a week. Text should be in Word, images in JPEG and with a basic caption/description.
Our primary criteria for selecting submissions is alignment with our broad and inclusive values (see above). While v.1 will occasionally decline submissions, our overall attitude is: if you want to publish it, we want to work with you to make it happen. Contributors should expect a thoughtful editorial process.
General questions and curiosities are welcome anytime; we’d truly love to hear from you. Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The views and opinions expressed in v.1 are those of the individual contributors and do not reflect those of the editors or of Rhode Island School of Design.