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! Here’s some titles for March we’re interested in seeing reviewed:
- Sweep of Stars by Maurice Broaddus
- Wild and Wicked Things by Francesca May
The Temps by Andrew DeYoung
- The Bone Orchard by Sara A. Mueller
- Curfew by Jayne Cowie
- Comeuppance Served Cold by Marion Deeds
- The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi
- When We Were Birds by Ayanna Lloyd Banwo
- Ogres by Adrian Tchaikovsky
- Drowning Practice by Mike Meginnis
- The Way Spring Arrives and Other Stories: A Collection of Chinese Science Fiction and Fantasy in Translation edited by Yu Chen & Regina Kanyu Wang
- The Damage Done by Michael Landweber
- Everything Good Dies Here: Tales from the Linker Universe and Beyond by Djuna
- Autonomy by Victoria Hetherington
Fantasy and Myth in the Anthropocene edited by Marek Oziewicz, Brian Attebery, & Tereza Dedinová. Ghost Channels: Paranormal Reality Television and the Haunting of Twenty-First-Century America by Amy Lawrence
- Bandits, Misfits, and Superheroes: Whiteness and Its Borderlands in American Comics and Graphic Novels by Josef Benson & Doug Singsen
- The Palgrave Handbook of Utopian and Dystopian Literatures edited by Peter Marks, Jennifer A. Wagner-Lawlor, & Fátima Vieira.
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.