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 October we’re interested in seeing reviewed:
- Empathy by Hoa Pham
- Salt Slow by Julia Armfield
- The Mountain in the Sea by Ray Nayler
- Wrath by Sharon Moalem & Daniel Kraus
- The Animals by Cary Fagan
- The Fish by Joanne Stubs
- Into the Riverlands by Nghi Vo
- Self-Portrait with Nothing by Aimee Pokwatka
- TITAN by Mado Nozaki
- Illuminations by Alan Moore
- Will Do Magic for Small Change by Andrea Hairston
- Little Eve by Catriona Ward
- The Hollow Kind by Andy Davidson
- Les Femmes Grotesques by Victoria Dalpe
- Such Sharp Teeth by Rachel Harrison
- Station Eternity by Mur Lafferty
- Erewhon: 150th Anniversary Edition by Samuel Butler, introduction by Octavia Cade
- The Spare Man by Mary Robinette Kowal
- Fight, Magic, Items: The History of Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, and the Rise of Japanese RPGs in the West by Aidan Moher
- Lucky Mud & Other Foma: A Field Guide to Kurt Vonnegut’s Environmentalism and Planetary Citizenship by Christina Jarvis
- The Reason for the Darkness of the Night: Edgar Allan Poe and the Forging of American Science by John Tresch
- Tickets for the Ark by Rebecca Nesbit
- Georg Lukács and Critical Theory: Aesthetics, History, Utopia by Tyrus Miller
- Swedish Gothic: Dark Forces, Creatures and the Wilderness by Yvonne Leffler
- The Modern Myths: Adventures in the Machinery of the Popular Imagination by Philip Ball
- Singular Creatures: Robots, Rights, and the Politics of Posthumanism by Mark Kingwell
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.