The Ancillary Review of Books publishes reviews and essays with an emphasis on utopian impulses and systemic injustices. ARB seeks to build a community of radical thinkers writing about amazing, speculative, global writing. If you are interested in writing for ARB, please pitch us using the form below! Some works coming out this November that we’re interested in covering:
- A Marvellous Light. Freya Marske.
- God of Mercy. Okezie Nwoka.
- When a Robot Decides to Die and Other Stories. Francisco García González, translated by Bradley J. Nelson.
- Natural Consequences. Elia Barceló, translated by Yolanda Molina-Gavilán and Andrea Bell.
- Dispatches from Anarres: Tales in Tribute to Ursula K. Le Guin. Edited by Susan DeFreitas.
- This Weightless World. Adam Soto.
- Noor. Nnedi Okorafor.
- A Country of Ghosts. Margaret Killjoy.
- Even Greater Mistakes. Charlie Jane Anders.
- You Feel It Just Below the Ribs. Jeffrey Cranor and Janina Matthewson
- Jade Legacy. Fonda Lee.
Nazaré. JJ Amaworo Wilson.
- Leviathan Falls. James S.A. Corey.
- Cosmogramma. Courttia Newland.
- Agents of Change: Political Philosophy in Practice. Ben Laurence.
- H. G. Wells: Changing the World. Claire Tomalin.
- The Anthropocene Unconscious: Climate Catastrophe in Contemporary Culture. Mark Bould.
- Love, Sex, Gender, and Superheroes. Jeffrey A. Brown.
- Life in Plastic: Artistic Responses to Petromodernity. Edited by Caren Irr.
Reading the Obscene: Transgressive Editors and the Class Politics of U.S. Literature. Jordan S. Carroll.
- Black Dragon: Afro Asian Performance and the Martial Arts Imagination. Zachary F. Price.
Other Review and Essay Options:
- ARB is always broadly interested in pitches for essays about genre fiction, world literature, literature and media from below, cultural studies, and writing about systemic injustices and utopian impulses.
- If you’re interested in reviewing anything not on this list, please send us a pitch—we’re interested in a broad range of topics. For works published more than 5 years ago, we are interested in “retrospective reviews” that focus on why this text is worth revisiting.
- We are accepting pitches for review and essay series, such as re-reads of an author.
- We welcome pitches for “Ancillary Guides” that introduce readers to an idea by way of a list of 5-10 books that are must-reads on a critical conversation, with brief commentary.
If you are interested in reviewing or essaying for ARB, please fill out the form below: let us know what you’d like to write about, and why you might be suited for it. While we welcome new writers, please point us towards any of your reviews or other writing if possible (personal blogs or Goodreads are fine). If there are multiple books for review that catch your eye, please list them in the order you’re interested in reviewing them.