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 September we’re interested in seeing reviewed:
- What We Fed to the Manticore by Talia Lakshmi Kolluri
- Sacrifices: Stories by Rodrigo Blanco Calderón, translated by Thomas Bunstead
- In the Shadow Garden by Liz Parker
- Full Immersion by Gemma Amor
- Born to Be Weird: Demented Fantasy and Bizarro Horror by Set Sytes
- Bindle Punk Bruja by Desideria Mesa
Nona the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
- Thistlefoot by GennaRose Nethercott
- Valley of Shadows by Rudy Ruiz
- This Fragile Earth by Susannah Wise
We Won’t Be Here Tomorrow And Other Stories by Margaret Killjoy
- The Night and Its Moon by Piper CJ
- Expect Me Tomorrow by Christopher Priest
- Afterglow: Climate Fiction for Future Ancestors edited by Grist
- Concerning Those Who Have Fallen Asleep by Adam Soto
- Leech by Hiron Ennes
- Lark Ascending by Silas House
- Tantalus Depths by Evan Graham
- Phosphor in Dreamland by Rikki Ducornet
- The Genesis of Misery by Neon Yang
- The Unbalancing: A Birdverse Novel by R. B. Lemberg
- The Union by Leah Vernon
- The Skeptics’ Guide to the Future: What Yesterday’s Science and Science Fiction Tell Us About the World of Tomorrow by Dr. Steven Novella with Bob Novella & Jay Novella
- Gulf Gothic: Mexico, the U.S. South and La Llorona’s Undead Voices by Keith Cartwright & Dolores Flores-Silva
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.
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