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! December is a little lighter publishing month than usual (feel free to check out previous lists, or pitch anything you’re interested in writing about), but here’s some forthcoming titles we’re interested in covering:
- Dealbreaker. L.X. Beckett.
- Cyber Mage. Saad Z. Hossain.
- Spidertouch. Alex Thomson.
- Tolkien, Enchantment, and Loss: Steps on the Developmental Journey. John Rosegrant.
- Flat-World Fiction: Digital Humanity in Early Twenty-First-Century America. Liliana M. Naydan.
Black Pulp: Genre Fiction in the Shadow of Jim Crow. Brooks E. Hefner.
- Fighting Machines: Autonomous Weapons and Human Dignity. Dan Saxon.
- Out of This World: Speculative Fiction in Translation from the Cold War to the New Millennium. Rachel S. Cordasco.
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.