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 check out our Procedures & Style Guide, and pitch us using the form below! Here’s some titles for August we’re interested in seeing reviewed:
- The Spear Cuts Through Water by Simon Jimenez
- The Honeys by Ryan LaSala
Eversion by Alastair Reynolds
- Small Angels by Lauren Owen
40 by Alan Heathcock
- When the Dust Fell by Marshall Ross
- Face by Joma West
- Telluria by Vladimir Sorokin, translated by Max Lawton
Of One Blood: Or, The Hidden Self by Pauline Hopkins The Sleepless by Victor Manibo The Book Eaters by Sunyi Dean
- High Times in the Low Parliament by Kelly Robson
Panics by Barbara Molinard, translated by Emma Ramadan
- The Bruising of Qilwa by Naseem Jamnia
- The Monsters We Defy by Leslye Penelope
- Three Streets by Yoko Tawada, translated by Margaret Mitsutani
The Famous Magician by César Aira, translated by Chris Andrews
- The Silverberg Business by Robert Freeman Wexler
- Day Boy by Trent Jamieson
Babel: Or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators’ Revolution by R. F. Kuang
- A Taste of Gold and Iron by Alexandra Rowland
- Decolonial Marxism: Essays from the Pan-African Revolution by Walter Rodney
- The Bootleg Coal Rebellion: The Pennsylvania Miners Who Seized an Industry: 1925–1942 by Mitch Troutman
The Life of Crime: Detecting the History of Mysteries and their Creators by Martin Edwards
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 check out our Procedures & Style Guide to see how it works and what we’re looking for.