Howdy! Thanks for taking interest in my book reviews.

If you have a book you would like me to review, please read these guidelines before you send me an email. Read all the way to the end, please! I only respond to requests I’m interested in. This represents a very small fraction of the requests I receive.

I Don’t Accept:

  • *Books I have to pay for.* (That’s not how book reviewing works.)
  • Self-published books
  • E-books
  • Books that have already been published
  • Erotica
  • Middle Grade, Picture Books, Books for Children
  • Comics or Graphic Novels, because I wouldn’t know how to critique that.
  • Audiobooks
  • Dystopias, just because I don’t want to read any more dystopias.
  • Science fiction
  • Paranormal romance
  • Horror

I Have A Strong Preference For:

  • Hardback books, but paperbacks are also fine.
  • Literary thrillers and mysteries, literary fiction, fantasy, book club and upmarket fiction
  • Nonfiction in general.
  • I really dig cool, reputable small presses like Tin House, Coffee House, and Graywolf. I like university presses, too!

If you have read all of the above and still want a curmudgeon like me to review your book, submit a brief description of your book’s plot and genre, why you think it is relevant to my interests (reference something I’ve written), a little bit about you, and your publishing timeline via my contact page.

I reserve the right to decline any book based purely on my own whims and desires. I receive many more book review requests than I could possibly read. I will only respond to an itty-bitty fraction of them, but thank you for sending them nonetheless.

NOTE: My acceptance of an ARC copy of your book does not guarantee a review. I don’t like writing bad reviews, so I don’t review books I don’t like. I’m also very busy and slow. So I might not even get a chance to read it. Why do you want to send me your book again?

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