Review Policy

Hello! Whether you are a reader requesting a review, an author looking for input, or a publicist hoping to share ARCs, I would kindly ask that you read the following before contacting me.

NOTICE: Now accepting adult titles and self-published works!


I am currently OPEN BUT EXTREMELY PICKY regarding review requests. I have a TBR a mile long, as well as being a full-time grad school student and stay-at-home mom, so my reading time is already stretched very thin. Please take the time to read my entire review policy.

NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING:

+ christian fiction: I don’t like to go into this one, but for my own personal reasons, I do not accept christian fiction titles for reviews at all.

+ nonfiction: I don’t read it often, and when I do, it’s usually only from celebrities I’m very fond of.

WHAT I READ:

MG:

+ fantasy
+ horror
+ graphic novels
+ contemporary (rarely—must have diverse representation)

YA/NA:

+ fantasy
+ horror
+ sci-fi (rarely)
+ thrillers
+ contemporary (must involve diverse representation and/or “tough topics” such as mental illness, grief, etc.)
+ graphic novels

Adult:

+ fantasy
+ horror
+ sci-fi (rarely)
+ thrillers
+ graphic novels
+ contemporary (must involve diverse representation and/or “tough topics” such as mental illness, grief, etc.)

ACCEPTED FORMATS:

+ physical copies (preferred)
+ ebooks (less likely to accept these due to personal reading preferences)

INFORMATION YOUR REQUEST SHOULD INCLUDE:

+ summary and cover
+ release date
+ why you think it would interest me
+ if there’s a time frame you need the review to be posted within

IF I ACCEPT YOUR REQUEST, YOU SHOULD KNOW:

I review all books honestly, regardless of how they ended up on my reading list. If you are uncomfortable with the possibility of receiving a negative review, please do not send me a request. I promise that all of my reviews will be respectful, and please remember that I am reviewing books, not authors.

You should also know that, unless we have agreed on a specific date or time frame for me to post my review, I cannot promise to post a review immediately.

LOOKING FOR A DIFFERENT TYPE OF POST?

If I am interested in your book, I am open to hosting…
+ giveaway posts
+ author interviews
+ blog tours

Even if I am interested in your book, I am NOT open to…
+ promo blitzes
+ cover reveals
+ posting about your book without reading it
+ guest blogging
+ posting more than ONE (1) post about the same book

CONTACTING ME:

You can contact me at howlinglibraries (at) gmail (dot) com.

If you have followed all of my guidelines and have not heard back from me, I am sorry, but I simply don’t have the time to respond to every request that I receive. I promise that I do read every request I am sent, though, and will contact you back as soon as possible if I am interested.