Need a Reviewer?



Are you an author looking for someone to review your recent or upcoming release? If so, I may be able to help you out. This blog is not solely dedicated to book reviews, but I do publish them on the fourth Monday of every month. If you write science fiction, I would love to hear from you!

Current status: Accepting requests for reviews on book releases in the second half of 2020 and into 2021.

IMPORTANT! Read this first - "How to Make Sure Your Book Review Request Does NOT Get Deleted"

What I'm Looking For (When I'm Looking)

Genre(s): Science fiction - anything from hard science fiction to steampunk to scifi romance. As long as it falls into scifi or one of its subgenres, I'm happy to check it out.

Type: Short story collections, novellas, and novels. Sorry, no short stories on their own.

Authors: At this time, I am primarily interested in science fiction written by POC (especially black) and female authors.

A Sneak Peek:

If you need (or want) to get a sense of what to expect from me, here are links to my three most recent reviews:

What I Need From You

Send an email to admin(at)catpollockwrites.com with the subject line "RE: Book Review Request - [Name of Book]". Please include the following information in the body of the email.

  • Author's Name:
  • Book Name:
  • Standalone or Series (If series, indicate series title, position in series, and if it is necessary have read earlier parts of the series to understand what is going on)
  • Expected Release Date:
  • Goodreads or Retailers Link:
  • Your Twitter username (if you have one):
  • Your Instagram username (if you have one):
  • Your Facebook Author page / group link (if you have one):
  • Description of the book (short paragraph):
For the time being, I do not accept hard or paperback copies in the mail, so please attach a digital copy of your book to the email. I will accept the following file types:

  • .mobi (kindle files)
  • .pdf
  • .doc/.docx/.rtf
I like to add pictures of the cover art to my reviews and you can send a copy of that as an attachment if you wish (rest assured - I do not require you to do this in order for me to review your work). If you decide to attach it, please make sure it is one of the following file types:

  • JPEG (.jpg/.jpeg)
  • PNG (.png)

Will you let me know if you decide to post a review?

While I would love to be able to let you know either way, at this time I am only able to let you know if I choose to write a review. If I do so, I will let you know my decision (usually within 2-3 weeks), and follow up with a link to the review and the date when the review goes live closer to time.

If you hear nothing from me within a month, assume I've decided to pass on your story at this time. 

If you have questions, I have answers...

If there is anything in the above guidelines that is unclear, just send me an email and I'll do my best to answer your question.

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