Review Policy

I am NOT currently accepting requests for book reviews at this time. I’ll be busy reading all of the nominated Cybils Awards entries from Oct 1- Dec 29, 2019.

Before you contact me regarding a prospective review, please take a moment and read the following information before continuing.

ACCEPTED GENRES

Windy City Reader is a book review blog whose main focus will always be books about or set in CHICAGO for all ages.

Of course, that isn’t always possible and I do read a multitude of other books.

I homeschool my children so I’m always looking at YA books, and any other NONFICTION books I can sneak into our school day.

My primary areas of interest are the FICTION and HISTORICAL FICTION genres, although I am also willing to accept other genres outside of these.  I’ve been asked to review a bit of ROMANCE lately and I sort of love it. Since my own Work in Progress is a SCI FI/FANTASY type book I’ll read yours too.

REVIEW AVAILABILITY, CROSS-POSTING AND PROMOTION

All reviews will be posted on Windy City Reader, as well as cross-posted on Goodreads and Amazon.com. They will also be promoted on Twitter.

SUBMISSION FORMAT

I’m willing to review books in either a print or Kindle format.

Windy City Reader is also happy to conduct author interviews, participate in blog tours and other related promotional events. As with the accepted genres, this will be decided on a case-by-case basic dependent upon the suitability of the event in question for Windy City Reader.

Windy City Reader has a policy of “Integrity, not promotion” and only offers to read books sent and to provide honest and constructive reviews.

I will only publish reviews if I have positive things to say. Submitting your book to me does not absolutely guarantee anything in return, but I do take all books into serious consideration. Thanks so much for considering me!

I have a 90 something percent reviewer rating on both Netgalley and Edelweiss+. I will always post a review there even if I don’t post to this page.

Still interested in working with me?

Cool. Email me at: WindyCityReader@outlook.com