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! It’s wild that we’re already thinking about 2022, but here’s some titles for January we’re interested in seeing reviewed:
- Midnight in Everwood by M.A. Kuzniar.
- Dead Silence by S.A. Barnes.
- Road of Bones by Christopher Golden.
- The Blue, Beautiful World by Karen Lord.
- Goliath by Tochi Onyebuchi.
- Mestiza Blood by V. Castro.
- Such a Pretty Smile by Kristi DeMeester.
- Battle of the Linguist Mages by Scotto Moore.
- The High House by Jessie Greengrass.
- Luckenbooth by Jenni Fagan.
- Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan.
- The Starless Crown by James Rollins.
- The Origins of Science Fiction edited by Michael Newton.
- Keeping It Unreal: Black Queer Fantasy and Superhero Comics by Darieck Scott
- Literature for a Changing Planet by Martin Puchner
- Political Memory and the Aesthetics of Care: The Art of Complicity and Resistance by Mihaela Mihai
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. Please note: we’re seeing many publishers with reduced abilities to ship review copies due to various pandemic/production issues, so please mention in your pitch if you are unable to work with an electronic review copy.