Shooting for the Stars?

Here are the major review journals
you want to review your book!
And how tips on how to get them
to do just that.

And newspapers, magazines, and review-friendly Web sites
 not to mention suggestions to implement
your review query process!)

Scroll down for different categories of review possibilities.

Suggestions for Your Review Query Process

See lists for reviewers below this article. You'll find newspaper reviewers, magazine reviewers and author-friendly Web site reviewers. See the links to other resources for writers pages near the bottom of this page.

Here are some ideas to improve your you query letters. 
You'll find more in The Frugal Editor, in face you'll find a slew of ideas straight
from the mouths of some of the nation's most prominent agents. 
You'll also find sample query letters in the index of that book.
A great query letter will improve your chances for acquiring reviews of your book.
See the list (and the hints) below:

  • Tailor brief portions of your query to the editor or region you are sending your query to.

  • Do not e-mail your query to several editors at once. Give each query the dignity of a window of its own.

  • Always double check your information. Requesting a review from someone who returned to teaching two years ago or is now dead will not make a positive impression on a book editor.

  • Use editors' names when possible, correctly spelled.

  • Reserve self-praise to the "just the facts, ma'm." Avoid adjectives.

  •  If your time is limited, check out our query/review service on this site.  

  • Carolyn will edit/critique your query letters for $85. See our services page.

  • Refer to The Frugal Book Promoter: How to Do What Your Publisher Won't for other hints on how to acquire reviews more effectively and how to use reviews to promote your book once you have succeeded in doing so.

  • You will find complete information on writing and editing successful query letters in the second edition of The Frugal Editor. That includes suggestions for 20 of USA's top agents.

  • Utilize the HowToDoItFrugally-related blog, The New Book Review, to recycle favorite reviews or to weigh in on your favorite books. You'll find the guidelines on the left side of the page.

  • Use the lists provided below but always check to be sure information is updated. In the spirit of helping other authors, please let us know if you find discrepancies.

  • If you're short on time, use a book launch expert like Nikki Leigh of Book Promo 201: Harness the Power of the Internet with Web 2.0 and Social Media Marketing



Publishing isn't what it used to be. There are so many kinds. Partner-, subsidy, traditional-, and self-publishing and all kinds or pollination goes on between these categories. So ask questions and study hard before you choose. You'll be more pleased with the results if the reviewers you select match your genre.

Find at least one tip on writing, promotion, or tech on every page of this Web site.


Major Review Journals

Note: This list is divided into two sections, major review journals and some of the best respected journals that are open to self-published, subsidy-published, e-books, and POD-published books.

Note: Most of the most sought-after review journals require long lead times before publication for submissions to be considered.

Important: Most of these review journals require very long lead times before publication. You can learn more about that process in The Frugal Book Promoter

  • Booklist, American Library XE "Library"  Assoc., 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611, Toll Free 1-800-545-2433   Include Publication Slip.
  • Entertainment Weekly Magazine, 1675 Broadway Fl 29, New York, NY 10019-5820.
  • Kirkus Reviews  "Reviews" , 770 Broadway, NYC, NY 10003.  Kirkus Discoveries is a paid-for review service ( Read your Frugal Book Promoter (find "review" entries in the index) before you pay nearly $500 for a review even from a reputable journal like this. They have a journalistically sound way to get reviews, just plain "Kirkus Reviews."  Send TWO books or galleys.
  • Library  "Library"  Journal, ( Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10010. Must follow up your mail with a confirming e-mail.  
  • New York Times Book Review, 229 W. 43rd St., NY, NY 10036,
  • Los Angeles Times Book Review, Times Mirror Square, LA, CA 90053,
  • Chicago Tribune Books, 435 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611,
  • American Book Review, Illinois State Univ., Campus Box 4241, Normal, IL 61790. . Probably best for poetry, literary work  and/or Illinois authors.
  • Small Press Review, PO Box 100, Paradise, CA 95967, Poetry and fiction only.
  • Publishers Weekly, (
    Publishers Weekly, (Your Genre Here) 71 W 23rd St #1608, New York, NY 1001Submissions of two copies must be sent three months—preferably four—prior to the 1st day of the month of publication. Submit two copies of your title. Submissions of a single copy will not be considered.
  •, Editorial, 520 Pike St., Suite 1800, Seattle, WA 98101. You can also search out their major Vine Reviewers for queries. Carefully choose those who review books in your title's genre.
  • Wired, 520 Third St., Suite 305, San Francisco, CA 94107
  • Cambridge Book Review ( Bob Wake, Ed., Box 222, Cambridge, Wisconsin.
  • The book or arts and entertainment section of your nearest metropolitan newspaper.

Note: Review journals, newspapers, etc are known
 for moving offices, going out of business and other changes.
Please check their submission guidelines and their addresses
before sending off your review copies.

Special List
Review Journals That Don't Discriminate Against
Self Published Books

  • Independent Publisher, (, 121 E. Front St., #401, Traverse City, MI 49684, you must designate the specific department for your title and after you send your book, you must follow up with an e-mail.. Also research its sister magazine, Independent Publisher Online, 1129 Woodmere Ave., Ste B, Traverse City, MI 49686.
  • Midwest Book Review, James A Cox, Editor-in-Chief, 278 Orchard Dr., Oregon, WI 53575. Do not mark review copy or do anything to it that might be considered defacement of a book. E-mail:
  • Foreword Magazine, Alex Moore, Mng. Ed.,  129 E. Front St., Traverse City, MI 49684, Considers subsidy published books among others. Also check out their annual contest. NOTE: They also have a paid-for review service. If you want a free review (the only kind I think are worthwhile) you must submit 12 to 16 weeks in advance of your release date, just like the ones above.
  • Bookviews welcomes only books, not galleys. Alan Caruba, Editor,, 28 West Third St., Apt. 1321, South Orange, NJ 07079. Please include your e-mail  address.
  • Shelf Magazine is a new review source. Submit your books for review and query them for interviews. Find editorial submissions guidelines:

Other Suggestions

Read The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing by Maria Calvani for more information on the review process. It will help you undeerstand what to expect and how to better approach reviewers.

Online blogs and review journals also often welcome
books based on their content, not the press they are published on.  

My The New Book Review
where readers, reviewers, and authors can recycle good-news reviews at no charge! Submission guidelines in the left column of the blog

Find a substantial list of online journals and review sites and get a better understanding of what reviewers do in The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing by Mayra Calvani and Anne K. Edwards. Other recommended reading: The Art of Assessment by Magdalena Ball.

See lists for reviewers employed by magazines and newspapers below this article.

See the links to other resources for writers pages near the bottom of this page.

Online Review Spots

Dave Brendon lists review spots on his blog. It lists many blogs dedicated to including my The New Book Review where readers, reviewers and authors can recycle good-news reviews at no charge! Some of my favorites are,,, and headed by Jim Cox. 

Newspaper Review Sections
And Newspaper Reviewers

To cut costs, newspapers are dropping their review sections.
Check addresses and leads thoroughly before sending
off your precious review copies.

Anchorage Daily News,  1001 Northway Drive (99508-2098), P O Box 149001, Anchorage AK 99514-9001; 907-257-4200. Web:

The Arizona Republic, 200 E Van Buren, Phoenix AZ 85004; 602-444-8432. Web:

Atlanta Constitution, 72 Marietta Street, Atlanta GA 30303; 404-526-5377; Web: Since the contract with their book editor was cancelled, it looks as if this paper's reviews will be handled by outside sources.

Austin American Statesman,  305 S. Congress Avenue (78704), P.O. Box 670, Austin, TX 78767; 512-445-3720;.  Web: or

The Austin Chronicle, Books Editor, PO Box 49066, Austin TX 78765

Baltimore Sun,  501 N Calvert Street, Baltimore MD 21202. Michael: 800-829-8000, ext. 6223.  Web:

The Baton Rouge Advocate, P O Box 558, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-0588; 225-383-1111. Web:

Boston Globe,  135 Morrissey Boulevard, P.O. Box 2378, Boston, MA 02107; 617-929-2000.  Web:

Boston Herald, 1 Herald Square, P.O. Box 55843, Boston MA 02205; 617-426-3000; Arts & Lifestyle: 617-619-6193.  Web:

Buffalo News, Jeff Simon, Sunday Arts & Books Editor, Gusto, One News Plaza, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo, NY 14240; 800-777-8680; Web:

Charlotte Observer,  600 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte NC 28202; 704-358-5234.  Web:

Chicago Sun-Times,  Chicago IL..

Chicago Tribune Books,  435 N. Michigan Avenue #400, Chicago IL 60611-4022; 312-222-3232.  Web:

Christian Science Monitor, Google for complete list of editors.

Cincinnati Enquirer, 312 Elm Street, Cincinnati OH 45202; 513-768-8495; Fax: 513-768-8330.  Web: Suggest you pitch feature stories. They purchase their reviews and many they run are reprints.

Cleveland Plain Dealer, Karen Long, Books Editor, 1801 Superior Avenue NE, Cleveland, OH 44114-2107; 216-999-5000.

Dallas Morning News,  508 Young Street, Dallas TX 75202; 214-977-8408. Email: Web: 214-977-8222. Jerome Weeks, Books Columnist; 214-977-8463; email:

The Denver Post, 1560 Broadway, Denver CO 80202-1577; P.O. Box 1709 Denver C 80201; 303-820-1624; 800-336-7678.  Web:

Detroit Free Press,  321 W Lafayette Boulevard, Detroit MI 48231. Web: Main number: 313-222-6400.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel,  200 E. Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2293; 954-356-4710/  Web:

Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 400 West 7th Street (76102), P O Box 1870, Fort Worth TX 76115; 817-390-7720. Web:

Hartford Courant,  285 Broad Street, Hartford CT 06115; Main: 860-241-6200.  Web:

The Honolulu Advertiser,  605 Kapiolani Boulevard (96813), P.O. Box 3110, Honolulu HI 96802; 808-525-8090; Fax: 808-525-8055. Web:

Houston Chronicle,  801 Texas Avenue (77002), P.O. Box 4260, Houston, TX 77210; 713-362-7171.  Web:

Indianapolis Star, 307 N. Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis IN 46204; 317-444-4000. Web:

International Herald Tribune, an English-language, international newspaper: 6 bis, rue des Graviers, 92521 Neuilly Cedex, France; (33-1) 41 43 93 22; Fax: (33-1) 41 43 93 32. E-mail: Web: They do not do their own reviews; you may wish to pitch books of an international nature. Doreen Carvajal, Publishing Reporter  

Kansas City Star,  1729 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City MO 64108-1413; 816-234-4141. Web:

Los Angeles Times Book Review, David Ulin, Editor, 202 West 1st Street, Los Angeles CA 90012; 213-237-7001; Fax: 213-237-4712. Web:  Appear to be mostly interested in literary works.

Louisville Courier-Journal, 525 W Broadway, P O Box 740031, Louisville KY 40201-7431; 502-582-4011. Web:

Miami Herald, Connie Ogle, Book Editor, One Herald Plaza, Miami, FL 33132-1693; 305-376-3649. Email: Web:

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 333 W. State Street, P.O. Box 371, Milwaukee, WI 53201; 414-224-2000. Web:

Minneapolis Star Tribune, 425 Portland Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55488; 612-673-4414/  Web:

New Orleans Times-Picayune, 3800 Howard Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70125-1429; 504-826-3457; 800-925-0000/  Web:

New York Daily News, Sherryl Connelly, Book Editor, 450 West 33rd Street, New York, NY 10001; 212-210-2100/ Web:

New York Observer,  (Weekly) 915 Broadway, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10010; 212-755-2400; Fax: 212-688-4889. Web:

New York Post, 1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036; 212-930-8000; Fax: 212-930-8542. Web:

New York Times

Newark Star-Ledger, 1 Star-Ledger Plaza, Newark, NJ 07102; 973-392-4040.  Web:

Orlando Sentinel,  Books, 633 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando FL 32801;  407-420-5000. 

Philadelphia Inquirer,  400 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia PA 19130; 215-854-5615. Web:

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,  34 Boulevard of the Allies (15222), P O Box 566, Pittsburgh PA 15230; 412-263-1601.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Rege Behe, Books Editor, D. L. Clark Building, 503 Martindale Street, 3rd Floor, Pittsburgh PA 15212 ; 412-320-7990. : 412-321-6460.Email: Web:

Portland Oregonian, J 1320 S.W. Broadway, Portland OR 97201-9911; 877-238-8221.  Web: Jeff: 503-221-8165. Staff writer list:

Providence Journal-Bulletin,  75 Fountain Street, Providence RI 02902; 401-277-7000. Web:

Rocky Mountain News,  400 W Colfax Avenue, Denver CO 80204; 303-892-5000.  Web:

Sacramento Bee, 2100 Q Street, P O Box 15779, Sacramento CA 95852; 916-321-1000; Fax: 916-321-1109. They use reprint reviews unless a book has specific local significance.

Saint Louis Post-Dispatch,  900 N. Tucker Boulevard, Saint Louis, MO 63101; 314-340-8000. Web:

Saint Petersburg Times,  490 First Avenue S (33701), P.O. Box 1121, Saint Petersburg FL 33731; 800-333-7505.Web:

San Antonio Express-News, Steve Bennett, Book Editor, Avenue E & 3rd Street (78205), P O Box 2171, San Antonio TX 78297-2171; 210-225-7411; Fax: 210-229-9268.

Salt Lake Tribune  and other Utah newspapers are listed at 

San Diego Union-Tribune, P.O. Box 120191, San Diego, CA 92112-0191; 619-293-1321; 800-244-6397; Fax: 619-293-2436. Web: Also web: Updated 1/03.

San Francisco Chronicle, 901 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103; 415-777-6258; Fax: 415-957-8737.  Web: Main phone number: 415-777-1111.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer,  101 Elliot Avenue West, Seattle WA 98119-4220; 206-448-8170; Fax: 206-448-8166.  Web:

Seattle's The Stranger,

Seattle Times,  1120 John Street, Seattle WA 98109; 206-464-2357.  Web:

Tampa Tribune, The News Center, 200 S. Parker Street (33606-2395), P.O. Box 191, Tampa, FL 33601-0191; General: 813-259-7711; Newsroom: 813-259-7600.  Web:

Telegraph Media Group, Books Editor, 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0DT, England

Toronto Star, Philip Marchand, Literary Critic. Web: (3/05).

Tuscon Citizen, Arizona Daily Star, 4850 S. Park Avenue, P O Box 26887, Tucson AZ 85726; 520-573-4511. Web: and

USA Today  This newspaper gives books some big play but only if they are current or edgy.

Voice Literary Supplement, Ed Park, Literary Editor, Village Voice, 36 Cooper Square, New York NY 10003-4846; 212-475-3300; Fax: 212-475-8944. Web:

Wall Street Journal

Washington Post Book World,  1150 15th Street N.W., Washington, DC 20071; 202-334-6000.  Web:

Washington Times, 3600 New York Avenue NE, Washington DC 20002-1947; Main phone: Carol Herman, Books Editor.  Web:

Westchester Journal-News, One Gannett Drive, White Plains NY 10604; 914-694-9300. Web: Staff writer list:

A few other scattered possibilities:

Tip: Search the site maps and "about" pages for specific editors other than and including book editors for people who might be likely to give your book some attention.

Literary Journals

Curled Up With a Good Book  (Prefers Arcs), 5408 W. 32nd St., Sioux Falls, SD 57106

Dalkey Archive Press, Aude Jeanson (Send ARC and press release), University of Illinois, 605 E. Springfield Avenue
MC-475, Champaign, IL 61820. ph 217.244.5700. fax 217.244.9142

The Cincinnati Review, Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of Cincinnati, P O Box 210069, Cincinnati OH 45221-0069. Phone: 513-556-3954. Web:  A twice-yearly literary review of poetry and literary fiction.

Newsday,  235 Pinelawn Road, Melville NY 11747-4250. Web:  2 Park Avenue, 8th Floor, New York NY 10016-5695; 212-251-6622.

Quill & Quire,   (Submit ARC and/or press release.) Nathan Whitlock, P.O. Box 706, Markham, ON L6B 1A7, Canada

Rain Taxi (Submit ARC and/or press release), PO Box 3840, Minneapolis, MN 55403


Review-Friendly Web Sites

Alternative-Read accepts review requests from publishers, publicists and individual authors.

Submit your query to this Brenda Weeaks at MyShelf. Your review will be considered by a whole catalog of expert reviews who write for the site. While you're there please check out my Back to Literature column on that site.

Book Pleasures. Edited by Norm Goldman.

Author interviews and reviews in Writer Advice E-mail.

The Compulsive Reader reviews books. Find interviews, literary news, criticism, a no-cost e-zine, and more. Editor Magdalena Ball also accepts applications for new reviewers.

Women on Writing is an exceptionally author-friendly and useful site. You'll also find a lovely page they did for me that features one of my first-person essays.

Note: Editors come and go, so do newspapers.
E-mail addresses change.
Please let me know if you find errors in this list.
In doing so you help other authors.

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But she is also an author and occasionally reviews books as well.
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The 11th Commandment for Writers is to check and double check--especially when it comes to the guidelines and contact information of reviewers. No writer wants to waste an ARC (readers' or reviewers' copy).

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