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Freelance Book Reviewers | Publishers Weekly


Publishers Weekly, the international news platform of the book publishing industry, is looking for experienced freelance book reviewers in the following categories:

  • Economics
  • Politics/Current Affairs (especially New York locals who can review in 24/48 hours)
  • Law
  • Comics/Graphic novels
  • Mystery/thriller
  • Self-help
  • Philosophy
  • Spirituality/religion (of all types)
  • Memoir
  • Sports
  • Art and photography


Book enthusiasts with an education and a background in specific areas preferred, although newcomers are always welcome.

PW pays a modest honorarium per review.

If you are interested in reviewing for PW, please send a resume and a sample review (approximately 200 words) of a recently published book to (Please look at published PW reviews for editorial formatting examples.) Use the email subject heading “Book Reviewing:” followed by the categories you are interested in. For example, “Book Reviewing: Sports, Memoir.” Applications submitted any other way will not be considered. Members of diverse communities are highly encouraged to apply.

No phone calls, please.

Publishers Weekly, familiarly known in the book world as PW and “the bible of the book business,” is a weekly news magazine focused on the international book publishing business running for over 145 years. It offers feature articles and news on all aspects of the book business, bestsellers lists in a number of categories, and industry statistics, but its best known service is pre-publication book reviews, of which it publishes more than 8,500 per year.