Review Policy

If you are interested in requesting a review, sponsoring a giveaway, being interviewed, submitting a guest post or any other form of promotion, please email us at workingforthemandroid at gmail dot com.

 

NOTE: As of April 4, 2012, we're facing a backlog in independent and small press books to be read and reviewed, so we won't be considering additional review requests unless your book clearly fits within the science fiction and/or fantasy genre. We're still accepting review requests from major publishers on a case-by-case basis.

 

Review Guidelines
Working for the Mandroid accepts both ARCs/galleys and published books.  While we prefer hardcopies, we will accept ebooks on a case by case basis.  Please email us with information regarding your novel and we can discuss the potential for a review.

For pre-released books, we will do our best to post a review the week of its release as long as the book is received at least four weeks in advance.  For books that have already been released, we will try to post reviews within two months of reception.  If you have a more specific timeframe for when you would like the review, please let us know and we’ll try to accommodate.

Any book that is part of a series will take longer to review.  We’ve learned that reviewing a book in a series without the background of the books before it will almost always end with a negative review.

Reviews are posted twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays.  Our reviews average 800-1,000 words or more and are cross posted on Goodreads.com.  Additional cross-posting can be requested and we will do our best to accommodate.  Our reviews will be honest based on the opinions of our reviewer.

 

Preferred Genres

- Steampunk

- Science Fiction (hard or soft)

- Magical Realism

- Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic

- Fantasy

- Alternate takes on classic stories (faerie tales, mythology, etc.)

- Urban Fantasy

- Young Adult

- Horror

- Comics that fall into any of the above categories as well as capes-and-tights

- Alternate takes on history/reality

- Humor

- Classics

In general, we enjoy books that have spaceships, zombies, robots, faeries, magic, and badass female characters.  So if you have a book about robot zombies on spaceships having a magical war with badass female faeries, please send ASAP.  You will be the very next thing on our TBR pile.

 

Things We Try to Avoid

- Most Nonfiction (unless it has a science fiction like subject)

- Biographies (unless it has a tie to science fiction)

- Romance/Erotica

- Overly Angsty or Depressing Stories

- Stereotypical characters with no redeeming qualities

- Chick Lit

 

If you would like a better idea of what we prefer, you can check out our previously published reviews here.

Contact us with any additional questions at workingforthemandroid at gmail dot com or through Twitter @workformandroid.