Thank you for considering Word Gurgle to read and review your novel. Please take a few moments to read over the policy. By sending an email with your book details, as described below, you agree to have read and understand Word Gurgle’s review policy.

Accepted • Genres

    • comics/graphic novels
    • crime
    • fantasy
    • historical fiction
    • horror
    • humor
    • literature fiction (adult)
    • mystery
    • paranormal
    • romance (historical, paranormal, urban fantasy)
    • science fiction
    • thriller
    • urban fantasy
    • western
    • woman’s fiction
    • biography
    • history
    • memoir
    • narrative
    • science
    • true crime

Unaccepted • Genres

    • coming-of-age
    • erotica
    • poetry
    • new adult
    • middle grade
    • political 
    • religious – Christian
    • religious – other
    • young adult
    • young children’s books (picture books)
    • health & nutrition (including diet)
    • essay
    • poetry
    • political
    • textbook
    • self-help
    • religious – Christian
    • religious – other

From • Who?

Word Gurgle will accept requests from all publishers including, independent publishers, eBook publishers, and requesting authors.


  • AZW
  • epub
  • pdf
  • mobi
  • physical 

Word Gurgle reserves the right to decline any novel received for review but promises to consider all queries. The goal is to read all accepted novels for review in a timely manner, however, life is life, therefore sometimes there is a delay.

As you know, the stories in books are personal; for both the author and the reader. Sometimes my dislike has nothing to do with the book and everything to do with reader preference. In this spirit, I will not give a negative review nor will I rate any novel less than four stars. If we do not like the novel, a review will not be published on or any of the social media outlets I use. Of course, the reason for this decision will be sent to the email that contacted us.

If the book I am reviewing is not an ARC, I often include a quote from the book that grabbed me while I was reading. If you do not want me to publish a quote, please let me know in advance. 

My reviews are not “traditional” in any way. My like or love for a story comes all out. The more love I have for a novel, the more that shows in my review. Sometimes even foul language slips through. I try to keep that at a minimal, but you know, a story can run deep and here at Word Gurgle I believe sometimes there is no better way to express that than admitting the book was fucking awesome.

*Should Word Gurgle update, amend or make changes to our review policy, those changes will be posted here. Last updated on Saturday, October 16, 2018