Message for publishers regarding Covid-19
At this exacting time, Australian Book Review is more resolute and adaptive than ever.
As a former publisher and bookshop manager and as an author myself, I am acutely aware of the difficulties facing Australian authors and publishers with new books but no access to traditional events, festivals, and launches. ABR is determined to go on providing Australian readers with good literary journalism – ever more important in these cloistered times. Most importantly, we are intent on supporting our writers, especially freelance reviewers. Accordingly, we are accelerating our commissioning and our digital programs.
ABR will do everything in its power to support the sector. Our new website, our digital edition, and our podcast equip us well to reach readers. We are actively commissioning future issues and much online content.
Peter Rose, Editor and CEO
Please go on sending books to ABR:
Australian Book Review
Studio 2, 207 City Road
Southbank, VIC 3006
We may ask you for PDFs of certain titles that are especially time-sensitive or that are destined for reviewers in distant locations. Publishers no longer sending printed books or who wish to send digital review copies on spec should email:
Book Talk, Podcasts and Interviews
Popular highlights of the magazine include our Book Talk series, our regular interviews (Poet of the Month, Publisher of the Month, and Open Page) and our new ABR Podcast series. While we commission most of this content, we are very open to pitches from publishers.
How do publishers have their books reviewed in ABR?
We encourage publishers of all genres to make submissions for review in the magazine.
If you would like a book from your publishing house or independent press to be considered for review, please fill out the form below and send it with a copy of the book to the ABR postal address. Due to the volume of submissions and our small staff, we cannot guarantee a review and nor do we contact you personally to advise on the commissioning status. If a review is commissioned, a PDF of the review will be sent to you upon publication.