Editorial Submissions

BOOK REVIEWS

To have your book considered for review, please submit a PDF copy of the book four months BEFORE the book is published to ReviewQuery@RTBookReviews.com.

The SUBJECT LINE of your submission email should read:

“For Review Consideration: [your book title]  -  [your publication date].”

In the body of your email: also include author name, book title, publishing information and date, 13 digit ISBN, price, page count and genre/sub-genre of your book.

We receive thousands of review requests each month and because of space limitations in RT Book Reviews magazine, only a very small percentage will make it into the magazine.

RT Review Source

Books that have already been released are not eligible for review in RT Book Reviews magazine. However, we will be launching RT Review Source, a service that will allow us to review many more books at an affordable price. For more information, or to be notified when the service launches, please email Giselle@rtbookreviews.com.

Advertising Opportunity

If your book is already published, it’s too late for it to be considered for review in the magazine; however, you might want to consider advertising the book instead in order to bring it to the attention of our readers. If you would like to advertise, please email Giselle@RTBookReviews.com for our author discounted rates.

If you would like to have your book considered for one of our few web exclusive review spots (reviews on our website that are not included in the magazine), please contact Elisa Verna (webmaster@RTBookReviews.com) with your query. Please note that we have few spots available, and it's recommended that authors contact Elisa 4 weeks before their book's publication date. Please include your book's publication date in your query.

WEBSITE EDITORIAL SUBMISSIONS

If you are interested in contributing editorial content to RTBookReviews.com, please e-mail Elisa Verna, web director, at webmaster@RTBookReviews.com, and specify in the subject line of the e-mail the type of content you’d like to contribute. Also, be sure to include your contact information including name, pen name, author website and/or Goodreads page, and the title and release date of your most recent (or upcoming) book.

We ask that authors provide original, engaging ideas if they wish to contribute editorial content. We're interested in content that promotes and encourages reader discussion. We ask that all web editorial content be exclusive to rtbookreviews.com. Editorial space is not guaranteed and is given at the editors' discretion.

Please send us your ideas, but keep in mind we are looking for interesting, innovative and fresh content. Nothing is too big or too small as long as it is engaging and entertaining.

We also accept submissions for new book deals and ebook price reductions, for consideration in our weekly columns "Forewords" and "Cheaper by the Dozen," respectively.  You can find the new book deal submission form here and the ebook price reduction form here.

MAGAZINE EDITORIAL SUBMISSIONS

RT BOOK REVIEWS accepts your articles for magazine publication when space permits. Space is open to all authors. To that end, authors should be sure to submit their editorial materials by the correct due dates. Please do NOT send complete articles unsolicited. Query us first.

If you are interested in contributing to one of our columns, please contact Sarah McDaniel Dyer at sarah@rtbookreviews.com or (718) 237-1097 ext. 106.

Note: Editorial space is NOT guaranteed. It is given at our editors' discretion. Because space is limited, please contact us in advance. Also, we want to explore a variety of topics. If your idea has already been done, advance contact provides the opportunity to identify another angle.

Some of the columns available for submission are:

Behind the Scenes: (750-800 words)
Anecdote, essay. This column allows authors to captivate readers' imaginations using the backdrop of their novel, the story behind the story. Consider a real-life event that inspired your novel, firsthand research experience or a social issue that spurred your imagination. 

Feature: (800-1100 words) Authors can brainstorm feature-length articles. All query letters are welcome.

Pros on Prose / Writer Tips: (650-750 words)
A how-to column that instructs intermediate and new writers. Pitches should include any specific expertise, as well as general publishing history. Previous Pros on Prose columns include "What's My Line?": a quiz to determine which Harlequin category is right for you, "Writing the Blockbuster" and "Understanding the Power of Dialogue."

Queries may be submitted by e-mail (sarah@rtbookreviews.com). Upon acceptance, editorial content should be submitted to Sarah McDaniel Dyer by the deadlines listed below.

SCHEDULE FOR MAGAZINE SUBMISSIONS

Book Publication Date
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Editorial and Galleys Due
September 1
October 1
November 1
December 1
January 1
February 1
March 1
April 1
May 1
June 1
July 1
August 1