We are looking for reviews of books (all genres) forthcoming or published in the last year. All submissions will be considered for either/both. While we prefer reviews of books that haven't yet been released or are newly published, we also accept reviews of books that have been largely neglected (often publications from small/independent presses) in the past two or three years. Reviews should be between 500 and 1500 words. We publish book reviews both in digital issues and throughout the year.
- Reviews should be between 500 and 1500 words.
- Please follow MLA style and format: double-spaced, Times New Roman 12-point type, numbered pages, block quotes for quotations longer than four lines, and in-text citations.
- At the top of the first page include publication information: book title (subtitle if any), publisher and date of publication, price, and number of pages.
- Please submit your review as a Word or rtf document.
A good review should tell the reader what the book is about (without giving away the ending), whether or not the book is successful in its intent, and why the book should be read.
When reviewing academic books, the reviewer should place the book in the context of the field, i.e., stating the book’s strengths and weaknesses in relation to other scholarly work in the field.
The book review editor may make minor edits and/or may have substantial suggestions for changes.
If the book has no redeeming features, please do not review it. Completely negative reviews are not very helpful or rewarding to read.