OPA BOOK REVIEWS: GUIDELINES AND POLICIES

We welcome both members and non members to send us reviews, but the books themselves need to be published by an OPA member.

We expect reviews to be substantive. Keep in mind that your readers may be first learning about this book from your review. Quotes from the book are often very helpful.

We don’t have a word limit, but generally it’s better to stay on the brief side.

Reviews need not be wholly or even partially favorable, so long as the criticism is well founded and directed at the work itself.

We plan to edit reviews as needed, and offer no guarantee that any review will be published.

We believe reviews can be creative literary documents, and encourage a variety of styles.

Please refer to previous reviews for format guidelines. Don’t forget to include a short “reviewer bio” at the end. We will reimburse reviewers who choose to purchase their own copies of books to review.

Please contact the book review editor using the book review contact form and including your email. We look forward to hearing from you!