Book Review Outlets

Book reviews can be an indispensable asset to writers and their careers. Our Book Review Outlets database is an excellent platform for authors—from self-published independents to household names—to research and discover a spectrum of book review options.

  • The VIDA Review is an online literary magazine publishing original fiction, nonfiction, poetry, interviews, and reviews. Reviews must be for full-length or chapbooks of poetry or prose by writers from historically-marginalized...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • The Adroit Journal is a registered literary and arts nonprofit organization that was founded in 2010 by poet Peter LaBerge. At its foundation, the journal has its eyes focused ahead, seeking to showcase what its global staff of emerging...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • Established in 1990 at the University of Idaho, Fugue biannually publishes poetry, fiction, essays, hybrid work, and visual art from established and emerging writers and artists. Fugue is managed and edited entirely by...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • Asymptote is the premier site for world literature in translation. They take their name from the dotted line on a graph that a mathematical function may tend toward, but never reach. Similarly, a translated text may never fully replicate...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
    Fee: No
  • Barrelhouse is a biannual print journal featuring fiction, poetry, interviews, and essays about music, art, and the detritus of popular culture. Their website regularly posts new short fiction, nonfiction, poetry, interviews, and book...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
    Fee: No
  • Published since 2009, Big Other is an online arts and culture magazine accepting submissions in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, lyric essay, art, video, short drama, and hybrid work from both established and emerging writers and artists....

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
    Fee: No
  • Bone Bouquet is a biannual print journal publishing new writing by female and nonbinary poets, from artists both established and emerging. Work that breaks with tradition, creating new forms by dwelling in thought rather than seeking...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry
    Fee: No
  • Another Chicago Magazine is independent of any institution, and has lived on volunteer efforts and grants. Each editor has autonomy and publishes work that ranges from conventional to experimental. They adore writing that is engaged with...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
    Fee: No
  • The American Poetry Review is dedicated to reaching a worldwide audience with a diverse array of the best contemporary poetry and literary prose. They also aim to expand the audience interested in poetry and literature, and to provide...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry
    Fee: No
  • Printed twice a year (in July and December) and distributed internationally with subscribers in over twenty countries, each issue includes thirty-two shorter poems. In 2013, 32 Poems expanded to publish regular prose features online....

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry
    Fee: No
  • Self-Publishing Review has been a leading name in self-publishing services and author advocacy since 2008. Offering professional editorial book reviews across all genres with a number of options for paid reviews, their services also...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: Yes
  • Under a Warm Green Linden, launched in 2008, is both a forum on the technical and ineffable qualities of the art of poetry, and a digital poetry journal. Reviews and interviews with established and emerging poets are intended to deepen,...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry
    Fee: No
  • BookLife is a website from Publishers Weekly dedicated to indie authors. The site provides a free and easy way to submit self-published books to Publishers Weekly for review, and offers editorial content—success stories,...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • Since 2009 City Book Review has reviewed more than 20,000 books under the San Francisco, Manhattan, and Seattle Book Review brands, and Kids’ Book Buzz. They review 300 books a month in more than 40 genres.

    Books within 90 days of their...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: Yes
  • Stirring is a journal with several editors who all contribute their individual input for each issue. The joy of Stirring is a confluence of diverse opinions. Creative work from all genres and a variety of visual art media are...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • Newfound is a nonprofit publisher based in Austin, Texas. The work published explores how place shapes identity, imagination, and understanding. The journal is published biannually online and annually in print, and features fiction,...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • A forum for women’s creative work—including work by women of color, lesbian and queer women, young women, old women—CALYX Journal breaks new ground. Each issue is packed with new poetry, short stories, full-color artwork, photography,...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • American Poets, published biannually by the Academy of American Poets, provides readers with a panorama of the contemporary poetic landscape and offers ten to twelve reviews of new poetry books in each issue. The magazine, which publishes...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry
    Fee: No
  • The Georgia Review seeks to create a lasting environment for literature by supporting writers at every stage of their careers. Committed to the art of editorial practice, the Review collaborates with authors of essays, stories,...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • The Guardian was founded in 1821 and known as the Manchester Guardian until 1959. The Guardian has evolved from a local paper into an international publication that offers publishing industry news, book reviews, and the...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • Founded in 1986, the Independent, nicknamed the Indy, is a major newspaper in the United Kingdom. The Indy—which launched an online version in 2008—covers the publishing industry, literary news, and all things books.

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • Compulsive Reader features reviews of books by contemporary writers, as well as exclusive author interviews and literary news and criticism. Compulsive Reader works with an eclectic and extensive team of book reviewers who are...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • Salon, founded by David Talbot at the beginning of the digital revolution in 1995, is an online resource for news, politics, and the arts—which includes books, book reviews, and other literary commentary.

    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • Pleiades: Literature in Context is a literary biannual featuring poetry, fiction, essays, and reviews by authors from around the world. The Pleiades Book Review (PBR) is a literary supplement to the magazine that features both...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • Since 1979, London Review of Books has focused on protecting and promoting the tradition of the literary and intellectual essay in English. Each issue contains essays, book reviews, poems, an exhibition review, "short cuts," letters, and...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • Rain Taxi publishes work by writers in all stages of their careers and provides a place for the spirited exchange of ideas about books, particularly those overlooked by mainstream review media. Rain Taxi considers books in the...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • Lambda Literary believes that LGBTQ lives are affirmed when their stories are written, published, and read, and that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer literature is fundamental to the preservation of their culture. The foundation’s...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • Kirkus has been one of the most trusted and authoritative voices in book discovery. Kirkus Reviews magazine is published twice a month in both digital and print formats, and publishes reviews online. The magazine reviews more...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: Yes
  • Since 1872, Publishers Weekly has been a mainstay in the publishing industry. Though the book review section wasn’t added until 1940, Publishers Weekly remains a valued resource for book reviews and literary insights. Both the...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • Chicago Tribune features book reviews, book news, author profiles and best-seller lists. Book coverage regularly appears online and in print on Thursdays and Sundays.

    To submit a book for review, send review copies to the address...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • Founded in 1956, the Colorado Review is an American literary journal published by the Center for Literary Publishing at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. A national literary journal featuring contemporary fiction,...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • Prairie Schooner, a national literary quarterly published with the support of the English Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Nebraska Press, is home to the best fiction, poetry, essays, and reviews...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • Founded in 1998, Foreword Magazine, Inc. is an independent media company totally devoted to covering the indie book publishing industry. From multi-imprint independent publishers to micro presses, university presses, and author-owned publishers,...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • Founded in 1986 by Donald Barthelme and Phillip Lopate, Gulf Coast is run by students, and the editorial positions are two-year terms, ensuring a regular turnover in the specific personality and style of the journal. Authors, agents, and...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • IndieReader provides paid reviews from a team of professional reviewers for self-published and independent authors. The goal of IndieReader is to make sense of the chaotic world of indie book publishing by providing its own...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: Yes
  • Founded by literary agent Patty Moosbrugger and book review editor Patti Thorn, BlueInk Review specializes in reviewing self-published work. The publication offers a user-friendly online experience with the aim of increasing distribution...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: Yes
  • Booklist is a book review magazine that has been published by the American Library Association for more than one hundred years, and is widely viewed as offering the most reliable reviews to help libraries decide what to buy and to help...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • NewPages.com is news, information, and guides to literary magazines, independent publishers, creative writing programs, alternative periodicals, indie bookstores, writing contests, and more.

    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • NPR Books is specifically designed to help a busy audience find great reads. The site combines the best of National Public Radio’s on-air interviews and news with original web reviews, recommendations, and lists.

    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • Dr. Charles H. Rowell founded Callaloo in 1976 at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. With its emphasis on critical studies of the arts and humanities, as well as creative writing, Callaloo has emerged as the most...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • American Book Review is an internationally distributed publication that publishes six times a year. It specializes in reviews of frequently neglected works of fiction, poetry, and literary and cultural criticism from small, regional,...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • Founded in 1877, the Washington Post—known for its Washington, D.C. location and proximity to national politics—has a long history of serving the literary community and providing news, reviews, and commentary on books and publishing.

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • Valparaiso Poetry Review presents new, emerging, and well-known voices in contemporary poetry alongside one another. This literary journal also offers the opportunity for more readers to discover young or established poets whose writings...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry
    Fee: No
  • West Branch is a magazine of poetry, fiction, essays, and reviews. Founded in 1977 and housed at the Stadler Center for Poetry at Bucknell University, West Branch publishes a fall, winter, and spring/summer issue each year....

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry
    Fee: No
  • The New Orleans Review, a journal of contemporary literature and culture, is a publication of the Department of English at Loyola University New Orleans.

    They are looking for reviews of books of all genres forthcoming or published...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • The Nation is the oldest continuously published weekly magazine in the United States and features the latest developments in news, politics, and the literary world.

    Books to be considered for review should be mailed to the...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • With a worldwide circulation of more than one hundred thirty-five thousand, the New York Review of Books offers its readers a variety of featured articles, book reviews, literary commentary, and other discussions and insights about books...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • Continuously published in New York City since 1851, the New York Times has won more Pulitzer Prizes than any other news organization for its coverage of news, politics, business, and culture. Its online presence, nytimes.com, receives...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • Founded in 1925, the New Yorker is a prominent publication known for its iconic magazine covers and its news reportage, literary analysis, cultural essays, fiction, political commentary, satire, unique cartoons, and...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • The Rumpus features essays, reviews, interviews, music, film, fiction, and poetry. The Rumpus strives to be a platform for marginalized voices and writing that might not find a home elsewhere, and to shine a light on stories...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • New Delta Review is a literary journal produced by graduate students in the MFA program in creative writing at Louisiana State University. Since 1984, the NDR has focused on publishing and advancing the careers of both new and...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • NetGalley, part of Firebrand Technologies, is an online service that connects books with influential readers who provide professional feedback. Members of NetGalley request early digital access to titles before they are published, which enables...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: Yes
  • Founded in 1881, the Los Angeles Times is the largest metropolitan daily newspaper in the United States with a daily readership of 1.4 million and 2.4 million on Sunday, more than 39 million unique latimes.com visitors monthly and a...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • The Los Angeles Review of Books is a nonprofit, multimedia literary and cultural arts magazine that combines traditional reviews of serious books and literature with evolving online and digital technologies. With a ...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No