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 May we’re interested in seeing reviewed:
Siren Queen by Nghi Vo
- Book of Night by Holly Black
- Gorwelion: Shared Horizons by Robert Minhinnick
- Seasonal Fears by Seanan McGuire
- The Immortal King Rao by Vauhini Vara
- The Clockwork Man by E. V. Odle
- Elektra by Jennifer Saint
Mercury Rising by R.W.W. Greene
- The This by Adam Roberts
- Under Fortunate Stars by Ren Hutchings
Boys, Beasts & Men by Sam J. Miller Fables and Spells by adrienne maree brown
- The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah
- The Stone Road by Trent Jamieson
- Kraken Calling by Aric McBay
- These Prisoning Hills by Christopher Rowe
- The Shining Sea by Koji Suzuki
- Walk the Vanished Earth by Erin Swan
- Collarbound by Rebecca Zahibi.
- The Mysterious Romance of Murder: Crime, Detection, and the Spirit of Noir by David Lehman
Game: Animals, Videogames, and Humanity by Tom Tyler
- Monstrous Youth: Transgressing the Boundaries of Childhood in the United States by Sara Austin
- Critical Race Theory and Jordan Peele’s Get Out by Kevin Wynter
- Equipping Space Cadets: Primary Science Fiction for Young Children by Emily Midkiff
Postfeminism and Contemporary Vampire Romance: Representations of Gender and Sexuality in Film and Television by Lea Gerhards
- Postindian Aesthetics: Affirming Indigenous Literary Sovereignty edited by Debra K.S. Barker and Connie A. Jacobs
- The Map of Wilderland: Ecocritical Reflections on Tolkien’s Myth of Wilderness by Amber Lehning
Ideal Minds: Raising Consciousness in the Antisocial Seventies by Michael Trask
- Reading Mennonite Writing: A Study in Minor Transnationalism by Robert Zacharias
Wild by Design: The Rise of Ecological Restoration by Laura J. Martin
- Plant Life: The Entangled Politics of Afforestation by Rosetta S. Elkin
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.