Review Policy

Closed for submissions

Please note that I am currently unable to accept submissions due to a stacked schedule.

Terms & Conditions

  • Tales from Absurdia accepts books from publishers of all sizes, including the self-published.
  • I will endeavour to publish my reviews within 3 months of receiving the copy.
  • I reserve the right to DNF your book and not publish a review. In this situation, I am more than happy to return my review copy to you. This is a very rare occurrence.
  • I prefer receiving printed copies, but I completely appreciate that this isn’t always feasible. eBook copies are therefore accepted – especially if you’re overseas and want to avoid unnecessary shipping costs.
  • Reviews are not promotions, nor are they a guarantee of a good score. I’m very vocal about books I love, but I’m not shy about posting negative reviews. If I agree to review your book, expect a fair and honest write-up. Please see my Review Rating System for more information.
  • Reviews will be published on, Goodreads, and Amazon.


Tales from Absurdia is not a genre-led blog, so I’ll consider most requests.

However, please do not send me erotic literature, horror, or content with gratuitous violence.

I am particularly partial to the following:

  • Literary Fiction
  • Philosophical fiction
  • Contemporary fiction
  • Sci-Fi
  • Fantasy (excluding grimdark – not my bag)
  • Metafiction
  • Non-Fiction