Review Policies

Currently closed for submissions.
We appreciate your interest, but due to the sheer size of our current review queue, Wickedly Bookish will not be accepting any new review submissions through September. However, book tour invites that are non-review are still welcome! The following page contains our review policies. If you are still interested in having your book reviewed here on Wickedly Bookish and don't mind waiting, please read through our policies carefully to make sure we are a good fit for you and submit your request once our closed period ends. 

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Review Policies
If you are an author or publisher and would like your book reviewed here on Wickedly Bookish, please email me at with basic information.  i.e. genre, picture of the cover, and a brief description of the book. 

Time Frame
Jess' current turnaround time for a review is 8 to 12 weeks depending on how many review requests she has at the time. Because Jess is the only full-time reviewer  for this blog and she usually has a running list of review requests, she could fill your request earlier or later than this time frame. First in, first out is our policy for reviewing order. If you have a specific date you need your book reviewed by, please let us know that in your request email ahead of time. We will not be able to do last minute requests.

 Accepted Genres
We read and review a variety of genres here on Wickedly Bookish, however we do not have the time or interest to review all genres. Please review this list before requesting. If your book does not fall into one of these categories we most likely will not accept your request. 
  •  Horror
  • Dystopia
  • Science Fiction
  • Urban Fantasy
  • Fantasy/Epic Fantasy
  • Historical Fiction
  • Erotica  
  We reserve the right to deny any request for any reason. 

 Accepted Formats
We prefer print copies for review, but will accept pdf or epub if you are an indie author and do not have a print copy of your book. Any copy of your book given to us for review will not be shared or given to anyone else. We will not copy or distribute any book given to us for review. Review copies will be sent to the associate reviewer who will be taking on your review. We may feature a short 2 - 4 sentence teaser of your book during the Teaser Tuesday meme, but that will be for entertainment and promotional purposes only. In the case of a print copy, it may be included in a giveaway in the future, however it will never be sold. ARC copy prizes will be identified as such. 

From time to time, we will come across a book we cannot finish. If for any reason during their read of your book,  an associate reviewer decides he/she will not be able to finish you will be contacted as soon as possible by the blog manager with the reason. Normal reasons for this situation are poor editing, style, lack of interest etc. We will always do our best to finish, but we will not put valuable time into reading a book that was not given the time to be properly edited.

Posting Locations
We post our reviews in a variety of places. You can expect to see your sparkly new review in these locations:
  • Wickedly Bookish
  • Goodreads
  • Amazon
  • Twitter  
  • Facebook 
You may request the review be posted on another site when we discuss your review request. 

Special Feature Policy
If you are interested in doing an author interview, giveaway, guest post, or other special feature here on Wickedly Bookish we would love to hear from you! We are always looking for new and fun additions to the normal lineup. If you are requesting a review and would like to schedule an author interview/giveaway, please be aware that we need to get a general impression of your book before we agree. It would not make sense for us to promote you or your book if we don't enjoy it. Part of the purpose of this blog is to recommend books to readers, therefore any book we would not recommend will not get an associated interview/giveaway.Again, we are always looking for new and fun additions so any ideas, suggestions, etc are welcome no matter how quirky. 
Author/Reviewer Relations Policy
We are  friendly people and often make friends with our authors. We are  generally pleasant and always professional to work with. That being said I expect the same from authors, publishers, and their associates. In light of recent public events, we have made this a mandatory part of our reviewing policy. Rudeness and hostility will not be tolerated in the event of a negative review. We reserve the right to our opinions and can not and do not promise a glowing review every time. If we do not enjoy your book, we will say so in our review and state the reasons why in a logical and fair manner. We often include humor in our reviews and reserve the right to poke fun at or joke about any portion of your book. If you scroll through our reviews, you will see all authors are treated equally here regardless of indie or Big 6 publisher status. We never intend reviews to be a personal attack. You are exchanging a review copy of your book for an honest review. If you are not ok with the possibility of a negative review and/or don't think you could handle yourself in a professional manner in the event of one, than please do not request a review. 
This blog is for entertainment and recommendation purposes only. All books reviewed were either provided to our reviewers by the author and/or publisher, or purchased by us. We receive no monetary compensation for reviews and opinions.

We reserve the right to our reviews and articles. If you would like to re-post or use any portion of a review or article, please request permission first please.