Send PDF review copies to ReviewQuery@RTBookReviews.com for consideration by the due dates listed below. In the SUBJECT LINE please include: (your book title) For Review Consideration - (your publication date). In the body of the 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.
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 your book is very recently published, and you would like to have it considered for one of our few web exclusive review spots, please contact Elisa Verna (webmaster@RTBookReviews.com), our web editor, with your query.
WEBSITE EDITORIAL SUBMISSIONS
If you are interested in participating 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 the book you are promoting.
Our Daily Blog will drive content for the entire website, and will be one of the most visible places on the site. The website will also be broken out into Genre Microsites, including Paranormal/Urban Fantasy; Mystery, Suspense & Thriller; Romance (including historical, contemporary, romantic suspense and category/series) and Young Adult. These microsites will be a place where all genre-specific website content will be featured, and will be a great go-to place for fans to really get their fix!
We ask that authors provide original, engaging ideas if they wish to contribute editorial content. We're interested in content that portrays the author's personality and isn't just explicit self-promotion, which will help your content reach a wider audience. Examples of desirable content from authors include thematic posts centered around a specific genre (i.e. popular tropes you're noticing in historical romance, your top 5 favorite heroes in contemporary romance, etc.), advice for aspiring authors, thought pieces on trends in the publishing industry, and regular round-robin type columns that promote and encourage reader discussion.
Please send us your ideas, but keep in mind we are looking for interesting, innovative and fresh content. We are willing to work with authors to develop these ideas and implement them. Nothing is too big or too small as long as it is interesting and entertaining.
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. 27.
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.