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!
ARB is always interested in critical essays on speculative fiction and related topics. We also invite pitches for guides: a brief introduction and a short annotated reading list for an author, topic, or subgenre. For reviews, here are some titles coming out in July that we’d be interested in covering:
- Self-Portrait with Ghost by Meng Jin
- The Artifice of Eternity by Aaron H. Arm
- The Night Field by Donna Glee Williams
- The Deep Sky by Yume Kitasei
- Faraway and Forever by Nancy Joie Wilkie
- Camp Damascus by Chuck Tingle
- Gundog by Gary Whitta
- One of the Boys by Jayne Cowie
- Unquiet by E. Saxey
- The Carnivale of Curiosities by Amiee Gibbs
- The Saint of Bright Doors by Vajra Chandrasekera
- The Splinter in the Sky by Kemi Ashing-Giwa
- The Black Locomotive by Rian Hughes
- The Beast You Are by Paul Tremblay
- Counterweight by Djuna, translated byAnton Hur
- Thief Liar Lady by D. L. Soria
- Immortal Longings by Chloe Gong
- The Sun and the Void by Gabriela Romero Lacruz
- Emergent Properties by Aimee Ogden
- The Legend of Charlie Fish by Josh Rountree
- The Book of Sand by Theo Clare
- The Rain by Joseph A. Turkot
- The Book of Disbelieving by David Lawrence Morse
- Gothic Things: Dark Enchantment and Anthropocene Anxiety by Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock
- Noah’s Arkive by Jeffrey J. Cohen and Julian Yates
- Ethics in the Arthurian Legend by Melissa Ridley Elmes, Evelyn Meyer et al.
- Fear of Aging: Old Age in Horror Fiction and Film by João Paulo Guimarães
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.
- 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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