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.

  • 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
  • Based at Texas A&M University, Callaloo is a quarterly journal that publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, visual art, interviews, and critical texts about literature and culture of the African Diaspora. Founded by current editor...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • Every month, Publishers Weekly publishes PW Select, a supplement dedicated to covering the self-publishing industry. PW Select features everything from book announcements, interviews with authors, features, news, and...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: Yes
  • The Chicago Sun-Times is a daily newspaper published in Chicago, Illinois. It is the flagship paper of the Sun-Times Media Group, and dates back to 1844. The Chicago Sun-Times covers news, politics, business, and the arts—which...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • Printers Row is a weekly book supplement published by the Chicago Tribune, and covers book reviews, book news, best-sellers, Chicago book clubs, and author profiles.

    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. Dedicated to contemporary creative writing, the Colorado...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • Pleiades: A Journal of New Writing (& Reviews) is a literary biannual featuring poetry, fiction, essays, and reviews by authors from around the world.

    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction
    Fee: No
  • Prairie Schooner is published in cooperation with the University of Nebraska Press and the creative writing program of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln English Department.

    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • The Detroit Free Press is the largest daily newspaper in Detroit, Michigan. Nicknamed the “Freep,” its origins date back to 1831. The Detroit Free Press has won nine Pulitzer Prizes and four Emmy Awards, and...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • Entertainment Weekly (abbreviated as EW) is a magazine published by the Time division of Time Warner—it covers film, television, music, theater, books, and popular culture.

    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • Flavorwire is a part of Flavorpill Media—a network of culturally connected people covering events, art, books, music, and pop culture throughout the world. Flavorwire offers a unique perspective of the arts, especially books, by...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • Founded in Michigan in 1998, ForeWord Reviews was launched to draw attention to the literary achievements of independent publishers and their authors. Distributed quarterly to seven thousand five hundred librarians and booksellers, and...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: Yes
  • Goodreads, launched in 2006, is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. Members of Goodreads express their opinions of books and other literary insights through an extensive user-populated...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • Founded in 1986 by Donald Barthelme and Phillip Lopate, Gulf Coast is housed within the University of Houston’s English Department. Gulf Coast is run by students, and the editorial positions are two-year terms, ensuring a...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • IndieReader is a consumer guide to self-published books. The goal of IndieReader is to make sense of the chaotic world of indie book publishing by providing its own reviewers and ratings system to help readers discover quality...

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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, Publisher’s Weekly remains a valued resource for book reviews and literary...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • Since 1933, Kirkus has been one of the most trusted and authoritative voices in book discovery. Published twice a month, Kirkus reviews more than seven thousand books published by traditional houses and more than...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: Yes
  • The Lambda Literary Foundation nurtures, celebrates, and preserves LGBT literature through programs that honor excellence, promote visibility and encourage the development of emerging writers. The foundation's informative reviews on poetry,...

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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.

    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • Since 1979, the London Review of Books has focused on protecting and promoting the tradition of the literary and intellectual essay in English. Each issue contains up to fifteen long reviews and essays by academics,...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • Rattle’s mission is to promote the practice of poetry. Each issue is roughly one hundred pages and features poetry, essays, and an interview with a contemporary poet.

    Genres Reviewed: Poetry
    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. Salon...

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

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • Founded at the University of Georgia in 1947 and published there ever since, the Georgia Review features writing that is culturally diverse and creatively tangible, vital, and lasting. Published quarterly, the Georgia Review...

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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...

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

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