Rich has written (and cartooned for) dozens of articles, book reviews, and interviews in a range of publications, such as Natural History magazine, Leviathan, Hemingway Review, Island Journal, Living Bird, and Ocean Navigator. He's a regular contributor to Sea History and Maine Boats, Homes, and Harbors.
Quarterly column "Animals in Sea History" for Sea History magazine include titles such as "Brown Pelican," "Paper Nautilus," "Swordfish Art," and "Dana Octopus Squid."
Forthcoming 2022: Audubon at Sea, an anthology co-edited with Christoph Irmscher (University of Chicago Press).
Forthcoming 2021: "Ocean" in A Companion to Herman Melville, new edition, eds. Wyn Kelley and Christopher Oghe (Wiley)
August 2021: co-authored with David Anderson, "Diverse Voices from our Maritime Past: Exploring the value of historical observations by mariners of color," Oceanus magazine, 19 August.
June 2021: "Review of Skip Finley's Whaling Captains of Color," Nautilus 22, 2021, 47-49.
April 2021: "Practices: How Herman Melville Sailed Around Cape Horn and Lived to Yarn About It," in A Cultural History of the Sea: vol. 5, In the Age of Empire, ed. Margaret Cohen (Bloomsbury)
March 2021: "Audubon at Sea," Hakai magazine, 23 March.
March 2021: "Holly Martin and Solo-Sailing Women," Maine Boats, Homes, and Harbors 169.
June 2020: "Call Me Climate Refugee," 41˚N, Rhode Island Sea Grant
May 2020: "Will They Spot a Whale? (Day 2)" and "Black Sailors in the North Pacific" (Day 10) for "Pacific Crossing 2020" Storymap, Sea Education Association
Summer 2019: "Book Review of Richard Ravalli's Sea Otters," Sea History 167, Summer 2019, pp. 59-60.