The Florida Review seeks reviews of recent full-length books, especially those published by small literary and university presses. Length: 500-1000 words. Books should have been published in the past two years, and we greatly prefer reviews of full-length books rather than chapbooks.
We also are looking for essay-like reviews in which the reviewer contemplates 2 to 5 books, providing readers with a sense of the merits and focus of each of the books as well as putting those books in conversation with each other, their subject, and/or some aspect of contemporary writing or culture. Length: Up to 4,500 words.
Please note that we do not review books that are self-published. We also seldom publish reviews of books of biography, history, natural sciences, or other reference topics. We are looking for reviews of books with literary merit that might otherwise not receive the attention they deserve.
As of 2017, we will be publishing all our book reviews in Aquifer: The Florida Review Online, where they will be accessible to a widespread audience. Longer review essays will be considered for publication in either print or online.
Please note that you will be given the opportunity to "add on" a subscription to this submission. You will receive a discounted submitter rate of $18.00 for a 1-year subscription). Or you might want to consider this a discount to our subscribers on submissions, meaning that our submission fee in this category drops to zero for subscribers. It's a damn good deal either way!