About & Submit

Welcome to our review blog, Everybody's Reviewing, which is run in conjunction with Everybody's Reading Festival in Leicester and the Centre for New Writing at the University of Leicester.

As the title suggests, we invite reviews of books and events from anyone and everyone, whether from Leicester, the U.K. or the world. This is a democratic review website, where all readers' opinions matter. The aim is to provide a platform on which all share the pleasure of fiction, non-fiction and poetry on the page and in performance. We want to celebrate good books and enjoyable events. Because of this, we publish positive reviews, not destructive or negative ones. We do not use star ratings or give scores. 

So whether you're experienced reviewer or a novice, please do consider submitting a review of a book you have read, or an event you have experienced recently.

Reviews should be short (average around 300 words), and should be emailed (with a short biography of the reviewer) to everybodysreviewing (at) gmail.com.

Please remember that the opinions expressed by reviewers on this website are their own, and by no means reflect the opinions of Everybody's Reviewing, Everybody's Reading Festival or the Centre for New Writing in general. 

Looking forward to reading your reviews!

Jonathan Taylor
Karen Powell
Alexandros Plasatis
Charles Wheeler
Evie Doyle
... and others.


  1. Hello, my name is Polly. I'm local and have review copies of my debut, 'What If I Go?'available. The read is especially relevant to students and those away from home.
    See previous reviews of this empowering read here http://amzn.to/2zD33rT
    Any reviewers please ask for a PDF or paperback.
    Thanks for your interest.

  2. Hi,
    I wrote a collection of poems, short stories and essays about Man and Existence with the title 'From the bottom of my being' and was wondering if there is an option to offer it to reviewers on this site?
    The genre is a mixture of the following: mysticism, romanticism, philosophy, metaphysics, insight, enlightenment.
    I`m sending a PDF of the book to any interested reviewers with much appreciation for the effort put in it.
    For cover and blurb follow https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07GC5W8R4
    Many thanks for your consideration.
    Mihai P.