Review Policy


I will happily review your book! I love to read and I love to write, and there is no better combination of these activities than a good book review. I do not accept any form of monetary payment for reviews, and all of my reviews are unbiased and solely based on my opinion of the writing. While I do my best not to be rude, I do not censor my critique of any piece of writing. If you ever review my books, I hope you will do the same.

I may receive free copies of the book in order to be able to review it, but this is the only form of exchange that I accept. The majority of the books I review have been purchased by me at a local bookstore. The source of my copy is always included in the review.


What genres do you accept review requests for?

This is a science fiction genre blog, so I only respond to requests to review science fiction books. I will leave it up to you, the requestor, to determine your own definition of “science fiction.” If we agree, I will consider the request.

At my discretion, I may write unsolicited reviews of books of other genres.

What if I just want to tell you about a good book?

I am open to suggestions for any book you think I may like, and I may choose to review it here or on other platforms such as Goodreads. I almost exclusively read science fiction. Proceed at your own risk.

Where will you post the review?

All reviews will be posted here and on Goodreads. I may choose to post to other sites such as Amazon or Instagram.

How long will it take until you post the review?

It will probably be a minimum of two months between receiving your book and posting the review. I read on my own time, I put a lot of thought and effort into the review, and I have a job and a life, so these things take time.

If I accept the review request, I will let you know when you can expect a review. If I am not going to make that deadline, I will give you at least two weeks’ notice.

If you are operating on a deadline, please include this in your request.

Do you do anything else to help out the author?

I will consider interviews, guest posts, and the like. Feel free to pitch it to me!

What forms of book copies do you accept for review?

I accept print copies only. I can’t for the life of me read a book on any kind of electronic device. This is heresy.

I’m happy to consider both traditionally and independently published novels, provided that you can send a copy in one of the following formats:

  • Galley Proof
  • ARC
  • Post-Print Copy
  • I do not accept any other format. For the love of Shai-Hulud, please don’t even try.

    If I accept your request to review a book, I will let you know where to send the copy.

    What should I include in my request?

    I’m glad you asked! Having worked as a book publicist, I can tell you that any good review request includes the following:

  • Brief pitch explaining why I should care
  • Book blurb
  • Author bio
  • Hi-Res cover photo
  • Hi-Res author headshot
  • Explicitly state any deadlines you have!
  • Feel free to include anything else you think is relevant. I understand that sometimes you have to reach out to hundreds of people to get a handful of reviews, so don’t feel bad about copy-pasting a pitch. However, if I can tell that you didn’t read any of this policy, and just skipped to my email address, I will not respond.

    Great! I’m all set! How do I submit the request?

    You can submit the request to renvecpress AT gmail DOT com.