FAQ

Can I write for the Chicago Review of Books?
If you’re interested in becoming a contributor (reviews, interviews, features, essays), send us an email at chireviewofbooks@gmail.com. If you’re pitching a specific book for a review or interview, please note that our coverage is usually, with a few exceptions, timed to coincide with a book’s publication.

I’m a writer. Can I submit my own book for review?
Due to the small size of our contributing staff, we are unable to respond to review queries from individual authors. To get a sense of why, during our first week alone, we received over 100 such queries.

I work for a publisher. Can I send you catalogs or ARCs?
Send us an email at chireviewofbooks@gmail.com.

Do you only cover Chicago-related books?
As noted on our Mission page, we read books from all over the world in addition to our Chicago coverage.

Who are you people?
See our masthead.