Submit an Article


Archival Outlook, SAA’s award-winning magazine, is one of the leading outlets for new voices. Most of the articles are written by members—why not you! Contact Abigail Christian, SAA's Archival Outlook Editor, with your queries and ideas. Open access and published six times per year, articles may focus on archival best practices, how archives are used by the public, and archivists on the job, as well as how-to pieces on timely and relevant topics. Articles also update members on SAA business and the work of its many component groups and report on regional, national, and international news of relevance to the North American archival profession.

Articles are typically 700 words (one page in layout) to 1,200 words (double-page spread) in length. They should include some kernel of information that will enlighten the reader professionally. High-resolution (300 dpi or higher) images are encouraged. 

Deadlines are December 1, February 1, April 1, June 1, August, 1, and October 1 for inclusion in the next issue. SAA follows the Chicago Manual of Style. Please email your submission as a Word doc with relevant images (jpg or tiff) attached separately. 

Archival Outlook

The Latest Issue:

July/August 2022