NewPages Book Review
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Length: Up to 800 words.
Identification: Title, author/editor, translator/language, publisher, date of publication, “Review by [your name],” publisher web address, publisher e-mail address. Please see current review page for examples of formatting.
Text: Block style. Publication titles in italics.
Quotes: Put titles of works in quotes. Short poem quotes in the body of the text need a slash to separate lines, a double slash for stanza breaks. Use ellipses in brackets if they are your own. Do not italicize quoted material unless it is italicized in the original. If possible, reference both author and title if reviewing an anthology/collection. Please include page numbers. Block quotes may be used for longer excerpts.
Send: Send all reviews in an attachment: .doc, .docx or .rtf to: hollyzemsta[at]newpageswork[cot]com. Do not send reviews in the body of an email.
Deadlines: One to two month turnaround from the time you receive books. Reviews must be received by the 20th to be posted in the next issue, which is posted on the 1st of each month.
Receiving More Books: When you are ready to receive more books for review, please email me at hollyzemsta[at]newpageswork[dot]com and I will email you the complete list of books available for review. Please email a list of your choices to me as soon as possible after receiving the available list. It’s best to select more than you want - i.e. “Send me three.” and list four or five. Due to overhead, please select at least two titles.
*Please* never solicit review copies on behalf of NewPages. If there is a title you want, ask me. You are welcome to review books you obtain yourself, just let me know in advance of sending the review.
Author Bio: Include 50-word bio. You may include contact info, but if you do not, I will NEVER give out your e-mail address. Should writers/publishers cold-contact you for reviews, please tell them that all requests/materials must come through NewPages (this is on our FAQ page). You may update your bio as needed.
Payment: There is no cash payment for your work at this time. Your time and efforts are greatly appreciated and you can have as many free books as you can review.
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Taking a Break from NewPages: Please drop me a line and let me know when you can no longer write reviews. You are welcome to take breaks as needed and return when you are able.
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