Author Guidelines for Reviews

Happy to be listed on The Indie View!

I love doing book reviews and don’t ask for payment in return, but there are some qualifications on which reviews I’ll do. For the most part, I don’t read romance, Westerns (with the rare exception of Weird Westerns and Westerns from a non-white point of view), splatterpunk, erotica, Christian fiction, or military science fiction.

That said, I DO tend to read a bunch of fantasy, science fiction, horror, LGBTQ fiction, chick lit, thrillers, mysteries, YA fiction, and occasionally literary.

If you’re interested in receiving a book review from me, please fill out the contact form below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can if I’m interested. I can get inundated with requests sometimes, so feel free to query contact@ashleighgauch.com if you don’t hear back within a month of submitting. If I like the premise, I’ll email you back with a request for an e-book version. I will accept paperbacks, but prefer well formatted e-books.

Note: Three things to consider before you submit. The first: I will occasionally respond to queries about genre through my contact page, but NOT review requests. If you want a review, submit below. I ignore emails through my contact page that are specifically review requests unless you’re trying to pre-screen a book that isn’t on my genre list. The second: I do NOT do non-fiction. Under any circumstances. You will be ignored.

And finally: I have 35 people in my approved queue, plus another 42 I haven’t screened yet. Feel free to continue submitting if you wish, but know I review 2-3 books a week, so it’s a pretty long wait right now. There are a couple of ways to get bumped up in the queue if you want to, and if you mention you’re interested in that specifically in your query, I’ll send you the details. For the most part I tend to stick to things in order of receipt, so be patient. It might take a while to hear back from me.