Authors, publicists, editors: Is there a new (or forthcoming) novel, novella, graphic novel, story collection, or book about fiction that you’d like us to consider for review? Email your query to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Writers: Fiction Writers Review welcomes unsolicited previously unpublished reviews from fiction writers, poets, graphic novelists, playwrights, and screenwriters. The editors will also consider work from librarians, journalists, other publishing professionals, and literary critics interested in forming connections across the arts and throughout the book world.
Reviews can fall under one of the following categories:
- New fiction (hardcover or paperback original): Novels, story collections, and graphic novels published in the past year.
- New paperback releases: Fiction published in paperback in the past six months.
- Starred backlist / classics: Fiction that is no longer “new” but that deserves to be revisited.
- Books about writing fiction: Craft books or nonfiction about the writing life, published at any point.
- Books in other genres: Nonfiction or poetry that fiction writers in particular should read. Ideally, these would follow the structure of “Poetry for Fiction Writers: Five Recommendations” by Katie Umans.
- Adaptations: Film, theatrical, or other adaptations of novels or short stories.
- Creative reviews: Photo essays, dioramas, collages, cartoons, crossword puzzles, sonnets.
We also seek:
- interviews with emerging and established writers.
- essays on craft, voice, reading, the writing life, the book industry, and related topics. If you have an idea for a recurring column, let us know!
- blog entries: reviewlets, essaylets, Q&As, book and lit news, book tours, dispatches from conferences and residencies…
Please send a LOI and either one writing clip of a previously published review or essay OR an unpublished review or essay (for consideration) to email@example.com.
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FWR does receive free review copies (solicited and unsolicited) from publishers and authors. Some of these books are reviewed or discussed on our site, and a few are even chosen as our Book of the Week–-but most unsolicited titles are not. You can read more about the FTC’s updated guidelines for endorsements here.