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How to Become a Reviewer for Western American Literature

    Would you like to review?

If you have a general interest to review for Western American Literature, we encourage you to join the Western Literature Association so that your name and scholarly interests will be on file when we search our database for possible reviewers. If you are already a member and would like to review in a specific area, you can contact Paul Crumbley (address below), and we will see if we have any works in your area in our currect collection of active books.

   Do you know of a book you’d like to review?

The field of western American literature has become so rich and wide-spread that it is impossible for us to keep up with everything that is happening, and so, in part, we do depend on members and scholars in the field letting us know when interesting, new works are published (we only consider books published within the last year or so). If you know of a new book that might be of interest to our readers and you would like to review it, please do not send completed reviews; unsolicited reviews go into a file that does not get top priority when reviews are slated for publication, and often we don’t have a chance to publish those reviews. Instead, please query Paul Crumbley (address below), with the name of the book, a brief description suggesting why it would interest our readers, press information (if possible), and a brief sense of your writing credentials (if you are not an active member of the Western Literature Association). We will contact you soon with a “go ahead” and information for writing the review, if the book meets our needs and isn’t already being reviewed by someone else. Reviewers get a free review copy of the book and tearsheets of their published review.

Paul Crumbley
Professor of English
Book Review Editor, WAL
Department of English
3200 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3200
paul.crumbley@usu.edu

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