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 April we’re interested in seeing reviewed:
- Purgatory Mount by Adam Roberts
- The Memory Librarian: and Other Stories of Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe
- Our Shared Storm by Andrew Dana Hudson
- Woman, Eating by Claire Kohda
- Spear by Nicola Griffith
- Rosebud by Paul Cornell
- Braking Day by Adam Oyebanji
- The Body by the Shore by Tabish Khair
- Nettle & Bone by T. Kingfisher
- Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel
- Flint and Mirror by John Crowley
- Aspects by John M. Ford
- Story Matrices: Cultural Encoding and Cultural Baggage in the Worlds of Science Fiction and Fantasy by Gillian Polack
- Genre Worlds: Popular Fiction and Twenty-First-Century Book Culture by Beth Driscoll, Lisa Fletcher, and Kim Wilkins
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.