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GENERAL COMMENTS

editor@washingtonindependentreviewofbooks.com: for corrections, questions, praise, and/or the airing of grievances.

events@wirobooks.com: to submit a literary event for our calendar.

SUBMISSIONS/PITCHES

We accept submissions or pitches for content, but please note: This does not include book reviews. We will not respond to unsolicited book-review submissions. What we are looking for are pieces about books, authors, reading, and writing. These may be essays, commentary, lists, book news, event coverage, interviews, etc. We’re open to all good ideas, so if you’ve got one, tell us about it. We pay $25 per accepted submission; there are no kill fees. Email pitches to: editor@washingtonindependentreviewofbooks.com. We will respond to all serious inquiries, but please be patient. We're perpetually swamped!

RIGHTS

The Contributor shall retain copyright ownership of all original works submitted for possible publication by the Washington Independent Review of Books (“the Independent”). Upon submission of any work by Contributor, the Independent shall have first worldwide publication rights to publish the work in the Independent or another publication owned by the Independent and, in conjunction with its other publishing activities, to reproduce, distribute, promote, or display the work. If work published in the Independent is later reprinted in another publication, please include the following language somewhere in the reprinted work: “This piece originally appeared in the Washington Independent Review of Books.”

NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY

The Washington Independent Review of Books does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, or religion when hiring contributors or selecting books to review. Neither do we tolerate sexual harassment.

TO SUBMIT A GALLEY OR ARC

Finished copies, galleys, chapbooks, and publishers' catalogs (no manuscripts, please) can be mailed to:

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MAILING ADDRESS (for regular correspondence only; books MUST be sent to the address above)

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DO NOT MAIL BOOKS TO THE ETON COURT ADDRESS! THEY WILL HAVE *NO* CHANCE OF BEING REVIEWED.