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.

  • Founded in 2009, Volume 1 Brooklyn engages and connects the literary-minded from Brooklyn and beyond. Their website features short and long content, news, book reviews and more. Vol. 1 Brooklyn seeks to motivate the community to...

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    Genres Reviewed: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • The Literary Review (TLR) publishes new fiction, poetry, and prose from a broad community of international writers and translators, both emerging and established, whose commonality is literary quality and urgency of voice and artistic...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • PANK Magazine is a literary magazine fostering access to emerging and innovative poetry and prose, publishing the brightest and most promising writers for the most adventurous readers. PANK has a print annual magazine and...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Fee: No
  • The Masters Review is an online and in print publication celebrating new and emerging writers. We are on the lookout for the best new talent with hopes of publishing stories from writers who will continue to produce great work. We offer...

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    Genres Reviewed: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    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. We review 300 books a month in more than 40 genres. Books within 90 days of their release...

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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 the confluence of our diverse opinions. Creative work from all writing genres and a variety of visual...

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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
  • Founded in 2005 by Neil Aitken, Boxcar Poetry Review is a quarterly online journal featuring the work of emerging and established poets as well as book reviews and interviews. The publication is especially committed to promoting the next...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry
    Fee: No
  • Coldfront, founded in 2006, reviews poetry books, reports on poetry and music, and publishes visual poetry. Publishers and authors, please submit a PDF of the book you would like to see reviewed. To send a hard copy, please e-mail the...

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    Genres Reviewed: Poetry
    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
  • Iowa Review, founded in 1970, is published by the University of Iowa. The literary magazine features a wide range of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, translations, photography, and work in emerging forms by both established and...

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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...

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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
  • 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,...

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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
  • 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
  • The 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...

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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
  • Lambda Literary believes Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer literature is fundamental to the preservation of our culture, and that LGBTQ lives are affirmed when our stories are written, published and read. The foundation’s informative...

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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
  • 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

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