Book Reviews for Newly Published Fiction and Poetry Works
Rougarou: An Online Literary Journal (http://english.louisiana.edu/rougarou/) is currently accepting book review submissions for its upcoming spring issue.
We are interested in thoughtful, well-written reviews of recently published fiction and poetry books. While the quality of the review is our main concern, we prefer to publicize new or lesser-known writers representing small presses or imprints, as well as books not widely reviewed. Some examples of smaller presses whose offerings consistently intrigue and impress us are Copper Canyon, Graywolf, Tupelo, Alice James Books, and Sarabande.
If you are interested in writing a review for Rougarou, please check with us first to avoid possible duplication of reviews. We also have a selection of review copies that you may choose from if there is no specific work that you wish to review. Reviews should be between 500 and 700 words in length.
The deadline to submit a book review for our spring issue is January 11, 2013.
Send book reviews and review queries to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Style Sheet for Book Reviewers
- Rougarou is interested in thoughtful, well-written reviews on recently published fiction and poetry books. Reviewed books should not be over two years old. We are unable to look at reviews that focus on literary criticism at this time.
- If you are interested in writing a review for Rougarou, please check with us first to avoid duplication. Be sure to include the name of the book that you are interested in reviewing. We also have a limited selection of review copies that you may choose from if there is no specific work that you wish to review.
- Submission can only be made via e-mail attachment (.rtf format, please) to email@example.com.
- U.S. punctuation and spelling conventions are preferred. Use of footnotes in reviews is discouraged.
Headings should follow these examples:
Selected Poems: 1968-1998. By John Wood. (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1999. 181 pages, $36.00). ISBN 978-1-5572-8559-1.
The Gothic Other: Racial and Social Constructions in the Literary Imagination. Edited by Ruth Bienstock Anolik and Douglas L. Howard. (Jefferson: McFarland & Company, 2004. 310 pages, $39.95). ISBN 978-0-7864-1858-9.