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. The average word length is around 300 words, but there is no lower word limit: micro-reviews are welcome. Nor is there a hard-and-fast upper word limit, but if your review is over 1000 words, please check with the editor beforehand. Reviews should be emailed (along with a short 2-3 line biography of the reviewer) to everybodysreviewing (at) gmail.com.

As well as reviews, we also publish author interviews. If you would like to submit an interview with an author you have conducted, please get in touch: everybodysreviewing (at) gmail.com.

Finally, we are now running a new strand called "A Book That Changed Me." For this strand, we're looking for articles of between 50-400 words about any book that has had a deep impact on your life, your way of thinking, your way of seeing the world. We want you to talk about the book and the impact it had on you. 

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 (Director)
Mathew Lopez-Bland
Rhiannon Jenkins
Kathy Hoyle
Lee Wright
Karen Powell
Alexandros Plasatis
Charles Wheeler
Evie Doyle
Lisa Smalley
Rosalind Taylor
... and others.

Note for Authors and Publishers

If you are an author, publisher or event organiser, and would like your work considered for review on the site, please email everybodysreviewing (at) gmail.com. Obviously, we can't promise to arrange a review, but we can try!

Thank you!


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  2. Reading your description it sounds like a really good book.