Contribute to Critical Margins

We’re always looking for contributors at Critical Margins. Here’s how you can contribute.

Write something.

Critical Margins is growing in terms of its exposure, and we try to keep up by providing cutting-edge analysis of book culture and technology.

We are always looking for intelligent writers who want to raise the expectations of online culture and technology writing, particularly as it relates to books. Right now, we are most interested in reviews writers, but are also looking for feature writers.

We can’t offer much right now in terms of compensation except to say that writing for Critical Margins will give you a chance to experience the rough and tumble of internet publishing and to gain recognition and respect from peers along the way.

Here are some details:

Interviews: If you know someone interesting who contributes something to the topics we discuss on this site, feel free to contact us. We’d love to feature your interview at Critical Margins as part of our interview series.

Reviews: In general, review articles will be between 500 to 1,200 words long. We are especially interested in reviews of nonfiction books

  • Published exclusively (or primarily) on reading devices such as the Kindle or iPad
  • From University presses (reviews written for a general audience)
  • Published by independent and small presses
  • Covering digital publishing, digital or book culture, history of the book, or book in humanities and history subjects

Features: These articles are open to many possibilities. Since our focus is on book technology, keeping up with the latest developments in the world of publishing or technology might elicit an original idea. Also, we’d love to hear from people interested in theoretical or scholarly approaches to publishing and book technology that can bring these ideas to a general audience.

If you’d like to pitch a feature or become a regular review writer, please e-mail the editor, Kevin Eagan, at kevin[at]criticalmargins.com or fill out our contact form and we’ll get in touch with you soon.

Pitch something.

If you are promoting a book, author, or story idea and would like to send it our way, just let us know.

Contact the editor, Kevin Eagan, at kevin [at] criticalmargins.com if you have something to promote. We can’t guarantee it will be accepted, but send us your pitch or press release and we will consider it.

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