As of June 2021, I am once again open to review requests. The best way to reach me is email: maggietiede (at) gmail (dot) com. I accept physical review copies and digital copies compatible with Amazon Kindle. If I like the book, I am open to doing author interviews and other types of extra publicity.
I am currently most open to books in these genres and with these types of content:
Science fiction and fantasy of any kind.
Short story collections that either bend genre or fit into one of the genres I mention here.
Translations and books from authors based outside of the US and UK.
Historical fiction that’s creepy, violent, sexy, devastating, and/or that has some kind of court intrigue angle. The Other Boleyn Girl may be ahistorical trash, but it’s my trash, and I’m always looking for more books like it, preferably ones with fresher takes on gender and sexuality. I’m also a huge fan of Sarah Waters’s work.
Literary fiction that crosses genres or pushes boundaries in some way–give me all the unreliable narrators, body horror, ferocious eroticism, fucked-up relationships, and warped realities you can muster, because I really can’t get enough of that stuff. Think The Vegetarian by Han Kang, The Border of Paradise by Esmé Weijun Wang, and My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh.
I am NOT currently accepting review requests for the following:
Self-published books (but small presses are welcome).
Nonfiction of any kind.
Mystery and crime fiction.
Romance, unless it has significant science fiction and fantasy elements.
Middle grade and children’s.
My stats and audience:
As of June 2021, my blog has 215 followers on WordPress. My website as a whole typically receives 500-900 visitors monthly. I also share my reviews on my Twitter account, which has about 150 followers.
And a few final disclaimers:
I review books honestly and thoroughly, and that means some of my reviews will be mixed or negative in tone. I will accept corrections on spelling and similar factual errors (if I have made them), but my opinion will be final.
Sometimes life happens. If I accept your book for review, I will make every effort possible to get a review posted in a timely manner, but please note that my accepting a book for review is not an ironclad guarantee that I will review it.
Also, please don’t send me unsolicited review copies, ever. I almost certainly won’t review them, and it stresses me out to have to deal with them.
If all that still sounds good to you, I hope you’ll consider reaching out! I love helping great books to get discovered by more readers, especially great books that are a little more niche in audience.
Once again, that email address is maggietiede (at) gmail (dot) com. I look forward to hearing from you!