Upcoming deadline for Winter VIEWS: December 1st, 2019 at 5pm EST

The theme for the Winter edition of VIEWS is Empowerment!

The value of VIEWS comes from the article submissions we receive from the experts in the interpreting field, such as you! Your experiences and knowledge can be shared with the more than 16,000 readership of VIEWS just by submitting an article. RID seeks to utilize VIEWS as a forum for interpreters to communicate values, ideas, concerns, challenges and more, but we need your help to make that happen. Submit an article today to join the ranks of knowledgeable and experienced experts of the interpreting field who have contributed to VIEWS in the past.

Guidelines for submissions

All of our issues are published bilingually with equal preference to ASL and English. There are two tiers of accepted submissions:

  • Editorial/Column: 800-1000 words or ~ 6 minutes of ASL video
  • Feature article: 1500-1800 words or ~ 10 minutes of ASL video


The RID VIEWS prints articles on matters of interest and concern to the membership. Your opinions and ideas are welcome and appreciated as RID strives to continue to make VIEWS an invaluable resource for the interpreting profession.

Please make sure that your submission meets all of the requirements as listed in our style guide. In total, you should include with your submission:

1. Byline of each author – Name, credentials/certifications, city, state (Ex: John Doe, NIC; Bowie, MD)

2. 100 word bio for each author

3. High resolution headshot of each author

4. English version of the article

5. ASL version of the article


Bilingual Publishing

VIEWS is a bilingual publication in support of the member motion ratified at the RIDNOLA15 conference (C2015.09). Articles are reviewed when both an ASL and English version have been submitted. Authors may consult with the VIEWS Board of Editors about developing bilingual content and are encouraged to seek colleague or community support for production of their second language if they feel that would best present their article. The goal of our publication is to achieve linguistic equivalence, and so the meaning and content of the article should be equally represented in both written and visual mediums, according to the author’s signing/writing style and cultural expression, rather than one version reading as a primary article with an accompanying translation into the other language.

The theme for the Winter edition of VIEWS is Empowerment. We invite all submission proposals and topics!

Note that as VIEWS approaches publication, the turnaround time for submission edits becomes shorter. If you are trying to match up to a specific theme or issue, we suggest you start early!

If you have any questions about submitting an article, please do not hesitate to contact us.