UPDATE: July 7th, 2014
Due to a general lack of creativity, and an astoundingly absurd number of releases, we won’t be fielding unsolicited zombie novels (please do not email me with a “my zombie story is different than all the others” bit, as you’ve already put yourself in extremely cliche ranks with that battered line) or ongoing series entries. The amount of zombie novels being submitted has become preposterous, and there are very, very few site contributors able to still enjoy them. As for series installments, they’ve become tricky. When you contact us in hopes that you or your client can get the fourth entry in your series covered, you’re essentially forcing us to look into previous installments (if we haven’t already) just so that we can have some idea of where we stand in an ongoing story. It’s a time devourer, and time is one of those things that very few of us own in abundance. We’re attempting to support as many talented authors as possible, series’ often make that very difficult.
NOW ONTO THE DETAILS
If you’re interested in having your novel reviewed, I’m interested in trying to provide you that service. I ask of you no money, just a copy of your work. If you’ve got an advance release, yet to hit the shelves only in digital format, you can send epub and mobi files directly to: email@example.com.
READ THIS, IT’S IMPORTANT:
If your book has been printed, don’t take the quick and easy way out and submit a digital copy. Show me that you’re hungry to get your work reviewed: those who invest the time and change to get a physical copy shipped out show me they possess a stronger desire to have their fiction covered.
A physical copy will always take priority over a digital copy (make no mistake, if you haven’t had your novel printed yet, I do indeed drop plenty of hours into Kindle reading, so you’re not out of contention for coverage, you may fall a bit farther down the pecking order though), especially if I note that your book has been printed, and you opted to send a digital version regardless. The packaging is important people: like it or not, book covers and designs can help or hinder sales, and I like to be able to take in the reading experience in its entirety.
If you’ve got a project that’s already seen print, please send a copy with a simple request for review letter included (helps me keep track of things), to:
529 Poppy Lane
Yuba City, CA 95993
It’s important that you understand that not every submitted work will be covered. Our number of contributors is always shifting, and we cannot possibly keep up with every last submission that comes our way. We’d love to be able to cover every last submission, but this is the real world, and that’s just not a possibility. So, understand that when you submit to HNR, you submit for a chance to have your novel reviewed. There are no guarantees that your piece will be covered. We try our best, but taking in over 500 submissions annually is something we’re not yet big enough to manage. Perhaps one of these days!
I look forward to discovering more treasures from more talented minds!