Welcome to the Dreamers Creative Writing Book Review submission form!
As per our our general submissions, our Book Review deadlines are rolling. Please use 12 pt. font and double-spaced formatting, 2-3 pages. Include the book price and publisher. Multiple submissions are fine.
Our current deadline is April 30, 2019.
In keeping with the theme of the website, that of heartfelt and/or healing writing, we’re accepting reviews of books of any kind—short story collections, poetry collections, novels, memoirs, chapbooks, or first-hand accounts.
Here's some advice received from a poetry professor recently:
Firstly, it's not really worth your time to write a negative review. What’s the point? It’ll be more enjoyable for you and for us to write a kind and positive review and it may even facilitate a dialogue with the author you’re reviewing. By all means, you can find issues with a work—the best pieces of art, no doubt, leave us conflicted—but if it isn’t for you, then it likely isn’t for us.
Secondly, the book review functions on film-trailer logic: entice, but don’t spoil. Describe and recommend memorable scenes that struck you, but if those scenes hinge on shock or twist, leave those for the reader.
Thirdly, read a few reviews by those who know what they're doing before submitting. This should provide some guidance for structure.