Colorado State University Center for Literary Publishing

Book Review Guidelines

If you are interested in reviewing a book for Colorado Review, please first read a few reviews in your preferred genre here, then read the following book review guidelines here.

Some guiding principles for Colorado Review’s book reviews:

 • An effort to see the vision of a book across its entirety—holistic

 • An effort to work on behalf of the book—generous

 • An effort to ensure the review is accessible to other readers (and to this end, we encourage writing in the first person)—accessible

Please note that we publish reviews only on our website.

You may submit book reviews here. There is no fee to submit. Please do not submit book reviews by email.