Email email@example.com. Feel free to send ebooks and pdfs without asking first. We're happy to receive pretty much anything you want to send us for review, though of course we can't promise to review everything.
What we review
Novels, novellas, single-author collections, multi-author anthologies, chapbooks, magazines, comics and graphic novels, audiobooks, audio plays, films, music, television programmes, videogames, and, basically, anything else with a fantastical element.
Fantasy, science fiction, horror, and related genres.
In order of preference: ebook files (mobi/epub), pdfs, print. Fine to email books to us without query. If you really want to post something, email and we'll send you an address.
We don't mind being sent self-published books, but if they're more than a few hundred pages long we're unlikely to get around to reviewing them. A few other pointers.
It's only fair to mention that a handful of writers and publishers have been terribly unhappy with our reviews of their work. We can be quite blunt.
Black Static's book reviewer Peter Tennant has offered some excellent advice on submitting work for review. In particular check out points eight, nine and ten.
Our in-house reviewers are Stephen Theaker and John Greenwood, and other reviewers contributing to the magazine's review section have included Rafe McGregor, Douglas Ogurek, Jacob Edwards, Howard Watts and Steve Redwood. We're keen to add more people to the team (and we'd really like to improve its gender balance). If you're interested get in touch and we'll send you a list of books currently available.
We would love to receive more books for review from female authors and editors:
Most of what we're sent doesn't get reviewed (which is one reason we discourage sending print copies):