CURRENTLY IN AN OPEN SUBMISSION PHASE
As a person who has published my first ‘indie’ novel, I know how much I went through to release it to the world. Thanks to some very close people who gave up their time to read drafts and offer me honest advice, the book turned out better than it would have had I released it. Hell, I may still be editing without their kind, patient hearts.
Therefore, I have decided to dedicate some of my time and blog space to others looking for reviews.
My guidelines are below. If you would like more options for reviewers, please visit The Indie Review for a wide array of options.
- General Fiction
- Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
- Science Fiction
- Young Adult (Fitting above descriptions)
- Short stories
- Fan fiction
- Creepy Pastas (for submission to www.creepypasta.com, the wiki, or your own site)
- Biographies (depending on person)
- Interesting medical or science
- Entertainment or Pop Culture pieces
- Graphic Novels/Comics
- Children's Stories
- Mature Content
- Romance (as a genre)
- I've got a dark sense of humor at times, and I can handle graphic material, but anything sensationalizing or portraying rape, abuse, racism, or other hateful/despicable acts are NOT welcome. Using things like that for character building or plot are fine, in perspective. Using a novel to talk about why those things are awesome? No thanks.
- Most non-fiction
- If it's about a war or something like that, it just doesn't interest me. If it's about Tesla or something off the beaten path...send a request. Worst I'll say is I'm not interested.
- I'll update this as requests come in...
- Hard Copy (Preferred, but not necessary)
- Any Kindle ready format
I will be critical and honest without being cruel. I will discuss what I liked, what I didn’t like, what moved me, etc. I will read every line, because you wrote every line. It’s only fair for a reviewer to review the COMPLETE work. I will post my full review on my blog and amazon, will contact you as best as I am able once it is posted, and will go out of my way to ensure people know where to buy it, regardless of my opinion.
It is not the job of a reviewer to tear apart an author. It is their job to express their experience in a way that attracts people who WANT to read that sort of book and detracts people whose time and money would be wasted. I want you to have genuine fans and interested readers. I will give you a score and suggest the book based what kind of people may want to read it. For example, “If you enjoy zombies, pop culture, and Christopher Moore, this book is for you. If you liked Twilight or planking, stay far away.” It’s a humorous way to give people a general idea of rather or not they may like it based on MY OWN opinions/observations of things.
If you are interested in having me review your work, please send a request by clicking here (email@example.com). Criteria for submission is below. I will be stringent on requests following the basic rules below. I will reply with a yes or no in as timely a manner as I am able, and I will do my best to keep you updated on progress as necessary, but if you ignore many of the guidelines I will most likely pass it over.
- Subject Line: Request for Review of Name of Your Work
- Name of Work
- Your Name
- Name of others involved (editor, graphic artist, etc) and links or contact information for them (to give them credit)
- Short author bio or three interesting facts about yourself (optional)
- Link to your website
- Publication Date
- Short summary
- Link for purchase
- Picture of book cover/yourself or both
- Where you found me (so I can link them at the bottom of the page)
- Interest in further contact for possible blog content (interview, collaborations, etc)
- Any other information you find pertinent
Thanks. I look forward to the submissions.
I stole this last bit from another reviewer at Buttonholed Book Reviews. Seemed important.