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Review Policy

Girl Who Reads is a literary ezine that publishes daily. We accept books for review from indie, small and large presses as well as those that are self-published. Print, ebook, and audiobooks are accepted. We accept both advance copies as well as those already published.

File formats: 

eBooks: It is best to be able to provide ebook review copies in epub, mobi, and pdf. Not all our reviewers read Kindle ebooks nor do they all use the US Amazon site (we have reviewers outside the US). Please note in your review request if you will be gifting the ebook through Amazon or are able to send the ebook in the reviewer's preferred format. Netgalley approval or Smashwords coupon codes are also accepted by our reviewers.

Audiobooks: Audible gift codes or mp3 files are the preferred formats for audio books.

The reviewers (see bios on the About page) read a wide range of fiction and the occasional non-fiction text. You can view previous reviews by searching their name.

We do not review erotica or LGBTQ literature.

Genres reviewed:
Romance, all subgenres except erotica.
Suspense, Thrillers, Mysteries
Historical fiction
Family Drama
Christian fiction and non-fiction
Fantasy and Science fiction
Others will be considered

Sending your review request: 

Authors, publicists, and publishers are welcome to pitch their books to the publisher by emailing donna (at) If the title looks like it would be a good match for Girl Who Reads, the publisher will forward your request to an appropriate reviewer (you may request a particular reviewer). The reviewers have final decision on whether they will review the book or not. If the reviewer accepts the review, she will contact the requester directly.

Due to the large number of requests, you will only be contacted if your book is accepted for review.

If your book is accepted for review, we will try to get to it as soon as possible. Girl Who Reads does not guarantee a positive review. What we do promise is an honest review which will highlight the positive aspects of the book without neglecting to mention any negative issues.

Girl Who Reads is open to participating in blog tours and pub day media blitz. Please email your requests to the publisher at the above email address.

Please note reviews are copyrighted by Girl Who Reads and may not be republished in full without written consent, this includes retail sites and social cataloging sites such as Goodreads. Authors may use a small portion of any reviews published by Girl Who Reads of their books for promotional purposes, including the 'editorial reviews' section on Amazon. Appropriate attribution is required and should include the reviewer's name and the name of this publication.

A number of promotional options in addition to reviews are available. These options are available even if your book is not accepted for review. Girl Who Reads reserves the right to refuse any request without reason.

Authors are welcome to submit a guest article, please read the submissions guidelines and check the calendar for available dates.

Giveaways can be paired with any feature or review.

Sponsor a Mystery Box Giveaway! Each month we host a giveaway wherein one person wins a box that includes 1 or more books as well as other book goodies. To sponsor a box, you must provide at least 1 print book (signed or not). You can also provide swag, but it's not required.

Feature Book promos are posted at the publisher's discretion. A promo includes book cover, back cover summary, 3 praises, and a sample or book trailer if available. To be considered for a Featured Book promo the book should have 10 reviews or be a new release (out less than 30 days). Email the publisher (donna(at) for consideration.

Paid Advertisement: Girl Who Reads offers 2 paid advertisement options.
For $15, an author/publisher can sponsor a post. This option includes a mention of author/publisher sponsoring the post at the top of the post ("This post is sponsored by Author Name") with link to author/publisher website and at the end of the post the book cover with a praise quote and link to Amazon (after the post author's bio and before the footer).
For $5, an author/publisher may sponsor the monthly newsletter. Up to 3 sponsors per newsletter. An ad will include the book cover and either a 100-word summary or up to 3 praise quotes (author/publisher choice) and 1 link.

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