ABR Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I submit a book for review consideration?
  2. Do you accept galleys?
  3. Do you accept electronic copies?
  4. How do I become a reviewer for ABR?
  5. I have written a review and would like to submit it for publication. What do I need to do?
  6. What kind of books do you review?
  7. What are ABR’s submission guidelines for reviews?
  8. What are ABR’s submission guidelines for submitting a book for review?
  9. I’m looking for an article that appeared in a past issue of ABR; how can I get a copy?
  10. How do I order back copies of ABR?
  11. I am a subscriber; how do I change my address?
  12. I have a subscription but didn’t receive last month’s issue. Why?
  1. How do I submit a book for review consideration?

    You can mail us a review copy of the book to our physical address:

    American Book Review
    University of Houston-Victoria
    3007 N Ben Wilson
    Victoria, TX 77901

    We accept both galleys and finished copies. If your book is selected for review and the review is published (all reviews are vetted by our editors and not necessarily accepted for publication), we will notify you.

  2. Do you accept galleys?

    Yes, you can mail us a review copy of the book to our physical address:

    American Book Review
    University of Houston-Victoria
    3007 N Ben Wilson
    Victoria, TX 77901

    If your book is selected for review and the review is published (all reviews are vetted by our editors and not necessarily accepted for publication), we will notify you.

  3. Do you accept electronic copies?

    Yes, you can email us a review copy of the book to americanbookreview@uhv.edu. If your book is selected for review and the review is published (all reviews are vetted by our editors and not necessarily accepted for publication), we will notify you.

  4. How do I become a reviewer for ABR?

    Please email us a CV and two writing samples (preferably book reviews) to americanbookreview@uhv.edu. We will notify you if we would like you to review for ABR. Due to the number of reviewer we already have and the limitations of print space, our need for new reviewers is low, but we are always looking for strong contributors.

  5. I have written a review and would like to submit it for publication. What do I need to do?

    Email the review and your CV to americanbookreview@uhv.edu. Please include a description of your association, if any, to the author and/or the publisher. We do not accept reviews or essays that have appeared elsewhere, in whole or in part. All reviews are circulated among the editors for voting. We will notify you if your review is selected for publication.

  6. What kind of books do you review?

    ABR specializes in reviews of frequently neglected works of fiction, poetry, and literary and cultural criticism from small, regional, university, ethnic, avant-garde, and women’s presses. In nonfiction, we review important books of criticism, biographies, and cultural studies, but we do not review “how-to” or “self-help” books. We would consider a review of innovative children’s literature, but that is not usually part of our preferred content. We prefer books that have been published in the past six months, but will review books that have been published in the past year.

    If your book fits the above criteria or if you are in doubt, you are welcome to send a review copy to us at the following address for consideration:

    American Book Review
    University of Houston-Victoria
    3007 N Ben Wilson
    Victoria, TX 77901

    Due to the sheer volume of books we receive, we cannot logistically notify every submitter of the review copy’s receipt. If your book is selected for review and the review is published (all reviews are vetted by our editors and not necessarily accepted for publication), we will notify you.

  7. What are ABR’s submission guidelines for reviews?

    Email your request to americanbookreview@uhv.edu, and we will send you an electronic copy of our reviewer’s guidelines.

  8. What are ABR’s submission guidelines for submitting a book for review?

    We do not have formal submission guidelines; you are welcome to send a review copy to the following address for review consideration:

    American Book Review
    University of Houston-Victoria
    3007 N Ben Wilson
    Victoria, TX 77901

    Due to the sheer volume of books we receive, we cannot logistically notify every submitter of the review copy’s receipt. If your book is selected for review and the review is published (all reviews are vetted by our editors and not necessarily accepted for publication), we will notify you.

    Please also read question #7 for what types of books we review.

  9. I’m looking for an article that appeared in a past issue of ABR; how can I get a copy?

    Email us at americanbookreview@uhv.edu with the volume and issue number or date the article appeared to see if a copy of the issue is available. If available, the cost is $4.00 USD.

  10. How do I order back copies of ABR?

    Email us at americanbookreview@uhv.edu with the volume and issue numbers you need to see if a copy of the issues are available. If available, the cost is $4.00 USD per issue.

  11. I am a subscriber; how do I change my address?

    Email us at americanbookreview@uhv.edu with the old address, new addres,s and date the address change will be effective. We will be happy to update this information.

  12. I have a subscription but didn’t receive last month’s issue. Why?

    Email us at americanbookreview@uhv.edu, and let us know. It’s possible we have an outdated address or your subscription has lapsed. We will be happy to send out replacement issues if your subscription is current or renew your subscription if it has lapsed.


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