Publishers Weekly

Freelance Reviewers

Call for Reviewers

Publishers Weekly, the international news platform of the book publishing industry, is looking for experienced freelance book reviewers who can comfortably handle books in the following subject areas:

  • African American and Latinx studies
  • Ancient History
  • Art & Photography
  • Comics (with a focus on African American history/contemporary Black life, Latinx history/contemporary life, Asian-American history/contemporary life as well as those who have credentials with literary or genre prose titles but are readers of comics/GNs and want to cover those categories)
  • Cookbooks/Food and Drink
  • Economics
  • Fiction (both literary and commercial)
  • Law
  • Memoir
  • Military History
  • Music
  • Romance
  • SF/Fantasy/Horror (especially non-western epic fantasy, afrofuturism, and Black speculative fiction)
  • Sports
  • Young Adult (with a focus on Latinx literature)

Book enthusiasts with an education and a background in specific areas preferred, though all are welcome to apply.

Please note that during the COVID-19 pandemic, all reviews are done using e-galleys.

PW pays a modest honorarium per review.

If you are interested in reviewing for PW, please send a resume and a sample review (approximately 200 words) of a recently published book to (Please look at published PW reviews for editorial formatting examples.) Use the email subject heading "Book Reviewing:" followed by the categories you are interested in. For example, "Book Reviewing: Music, Romance." Applications submitted any other way or missing materials will not be considered. Members of diverse communities are highly encouraged to apply.

No phone calls, please.

Publishers Weekly, familiarly known in the book world as PW and "the bible of the book business," is a weekly news magazine focused on the international book publishing business running for over 145 years. It offers feature articles and news on all aspects of the book business, bestsellers lists in a number of categories, and industry statistics, but its best known service is pre-publication book reviews, of which it publishes more than 8,500 per year.

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