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 June we’re interested in seeing reviewed:
- The City Inside by Samit Basu
Fruiting Bodies by Kathryn Harlan Everything for Everyone: An Oral History of the New York Commune, 2052–2072 by ME O’Brien & Eman Abdelhadi
- January Fifteenth by Rachel Swirsky
- The Grief of Stones by Katherine Addison
- The Second Substance by Anne Lardeux, translated by Pablo Strauss
- The Final Strife by Saara El-Arifi
- The Last Island by Zülfü Livaneli, translated by Ayse A. Sahin
- A Taste of Gold and Iron by Alexandra Rowland
- The Ballad of Perilous Graves by Alex Jennings
- Invisible Things by Mat Johnson
- Drunk on All Your Strange New Words by Eddie Robson
- The Measure by Nikki Erlick
- Black Panther by Scott Bukatman
- Romantic Medicine and the Gothic Imagination: Morbid Anatomies by Laura R. Kremmel
- Genres of Privacy in Postwar America by Palmer Rampell
- Future Stories: What’s Next? by David Christian
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 writing 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.