Book Reviews

deadline for submissions: 
February 1, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
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FEMSPEC JOURNAL was founded in 1999. Here are some links to the journal’s homepage and other related sites, (with profile of founder)

Want to review some of your Holiday-reading titles?

We are still looking for reviews of some of the major title releases from 2019 for our next edition.

Options include

FRANKISSTEIN by Jeanette Winterson

THE TESTAMENTS by Margaret Atwood


THE INSTITUTE by Stephen King

Please email title choices and C.V. to Merry Byrd, Associate Professor English, Virginia State University,,  for confirmation. We also welcome queries about other titles.

Once approved, completed one to three page reviews should be mailed to BOOK/FILM REVIEW Editor, Merry Byrd, at Virginia State University,, no later than January 31st, 2020. All contributors must be subscribers to the journal

Bio of submitting personnel:

Merry Byrd moved to Virginia after Katrina and the levee break in New Orleans—an event whose civic response seemed almost apocalyptic and caused her to expand her earlier interest in environmental literature to fantasy, sci-fi, and horror genres.