This is our regular column of brief micro book reviews where the literary world can talk about what it’s reading. One single paragraph per book. This is an excellent way to talk about indie books that have been published or that are forthcoming. Each column contains multiple writers sharing a single paragraph each about their current favorite reads; you contribute one paragraph, not the entire column. We especially want to hear from marginalized and underrepresented authors, and we are an LGBTQUIA+ safe-space.

  • Reviews should be 200-400 words about one single book. All styles welcome.
  • All work must be in English and must be the author’s own. We do not consider AI-generated works.
  • If you need to adjust a submission, please use the Request to Edit option through Submittable. Please don’t request to edit for minor flaws, however—all accepted work will go through an editing process and will have the chance to be updated before publication, and your work will not be disqualified for a missing comma.
  • All authors must be at least 18 to submit.
  • Simultaneous submissions allowed. If your review is picked up elsewhere, please withdraw your submission through Submittable.
  • Previously published reviews are not considered.
  • Submit via Submittable only. We do not accept email submissions.
  • This is a free form that is unique to you and shouldn't be shared with others. There is a $2 administrative fee for anyone able to pay.
  • We will send a response to every submission within two months. Form response only, unless we are interested in publishing your work. We are regretfully unable to provide feedback. If you have not heard back from us within two months, please feel free to contact us (kindly).
  • We pay $10 per accepted review.

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