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 July we’re interested in seeing reviewed:
- Lonely Castle in the Mirror by Mizuki Tsujimura, translated by Philip Gabriel
Night of the Living Rez by Morgan Talty
- Silk Fire by Zabé Ellor
- The Last Storm by Tim Lebbon
- The Moonday Letters by Emmi Itäranta
- Lambda by David Musgrave
- Eclipse the Moon by Jessie Mihalik
August Kitko and the Mechas from Space by Alex White
- Gods of Want by K-Ming Chan
- The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey
- Into the Mist by P. C. Cast
- A Prayer for the Crown-Shy by Becky Chambers
- Mythago Wood by Robert Holdstock
- The Last Feather by Shameez Patel Papathanasiou
Dead Water by C. A. Fletcher
- The Haunting of Hajji Hotak and Other Stories by Jamil Jan Kochai
- Other Terrors: An Inclusive Anthology edited by Vince A. Liaguno, Rena Mason
- The Book of Gothel by Mary McMyne
- Denial by Jon Raymond
- Kalyna the Soothsayer by Elijah Kinch Spector
A Strange and Stubborn Endurance by Foz Meadows A Half-Built Garden by Ruthanna Emrys
- Three Miles Down by Harry Turtledove
The value of a whale: On the illusions of green capitalism by Adrienne Buller
- True Story: How a Pulp Empire Remade Mass Media by Shanon Fitzpatrick
- Horror Film and Otherness by Adam Lowenstein
- Brian W. Aldiss by Paul Kincaid
- Dark Scenes from Damaged Earth: The Gothic Anthropocene edited by Justin D. Edwards, Rune Graulund, and Johan Höglund
A Theory of Thrills, Sublime and Epiphany in Literature by Nigel Fabb
- Raymond Chandler: The Detections of Totality by Fredric Jameson
- Evidence of Things Not Seen: Fantastical Blackness in Genre Fictions by Rhonda D. Frederick
- Medieval Marvels and Fictions in the Latin West and Islamic World by Michelle Karnes
- Dawn at Mineral King Valley: The Sierra Club, the Disney Company, and the Rise of Environmental Law by Daniel P. Selmi
- After Cooling: On Freon, Global Warming, and the Terrible Cost of Comfort by Eric Dean Wilson
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.