Request a Review

Update May 2019: We are again accepting review requests.

Review Request Policies:

We consider review requests for books which have been published or are about to be published (ie, advance reader copies). For us, the term “published” includes:

  1. Books published through publishing houses
  2. Indie publishing (self and/or limited copy venues)
  3. EBook releases (as long as there is a copy available through a seller such as Amazon, Smashwords, or BN; please, no out-of-the-blue .doc attachments).

Please send review requests to ‘’, and make sure your email includes:

  1. Who you are;
  2. How you came across our blog;
  3. The title and genre of your book;
  4. A brief blurb or description of the book;
  5. And any other information you’d like us to have.

Genres: We’ll take on fantasy, science fiction, and any subgenres therein. YA and New Adult books are also okay, but we won’t consider junior or children’s books.

There are no review fees. (Though a friendly word or a kind tweet is always welcome!)


If you have any questions about our policies or the blog, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. If you have a review request, send it to ‘’.


23 thoughts on “Request a Review

  1. Hello,
    I recently published an ebook of personal essays. The theme is primarily growing up interracial in America. It’s divided into four sections: grade school, high school, college, and adulthood. Do you review this type of work?

    Thank you,
    Kori Miller

  2. I flew over here from Madison Wood’s Blog and happened upon this page too. I must admit, I love a good ‘reply’ and your’s is one of the best I’ve come across. Mine are normally to people requesting connections on LinkedIn who think ‘Hi, I’d like to add you to my network’ is the introduction you’d make if they met you in a coffee shop. Thanks for making me smile so early on a Friday Morning 🙂

  3. Hello, Lucinda here from Goodreads, where i heard of you via a post from Canary. I’m very interested in requesting a review for my ebook which is just out. I’m sending you an email.
    I think though there are various readers offering reviews, they all seem to have such backlogs that in practice it can be difficult getting one. Ive been really lucky with the ratings so far, though, so I shouldn’t whinge.

  4. I am preparing to send you a review request. My only question for you pertains to point #6 on your list of requirements when submitting a request: We are in the process of uploading the novel to Amazon and I do not know if there will be a sample from the novel included there (my co-writer is taking care of that and I haven’t asked him yet if we can do that), so would including a file of the novel (MOBI, EPUB, PDF…whichever you prefer) suffice? I loved reading the reply email that you send to people if they don’t follow your instructions, but believe me when I say I don’t want to end up receiving one in my inbox after I send our request to you! 🙂

  5. Hi, Ack! I submitted a review request and thought I’d been so careful to get everything right as per this policy, then today, I checked back and realised that I sent a sample as a .doc. *headdesk* Humble apologies, I thought the prohibition related to the whole novel only and didn’t consider the sample would be as per the same requirements. Is it too late to resend the original email with the sample in a different format? (I did mention that the usual preview is available on Amazon).

    Thanks, HW Taft (author of Gehenna)

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  7. Thank you for your recent blog follow, really appreciated. What a great blog you have offering free reviews, that euphoric sensation when you get a decent review is such an ego boost to a writer.

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