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FOR AUTHORS, EDITORS, & PUBLISHERS  When the time has come to get your work in front of a reading public, there's lots to learn. Let us help—with industry resources, guidelines, and shared experience.



Get your book reviewed


If your book has a special appeal for Texas readers—whether individuals, librarians, or resellers—Lone Star Literary Life’s robust review coverage can help steer them to it.


Informative, engaging professional reviews of Texas-related books constitute the heart of our publication. We strive to cover the most important and widely appealing new titles in the Lone Star State as close as possible to publication date.



Publishers of any size and location are welcome to submit new Texas-related titles for consideration in Lone Star Reviews, according to our guidelines. (If you’re unsure whether a title is a good fit for us, feel free to inquire first.) If we assign your book to one of our staff editors, we’ll give you a heads-up regarding the date its review will run.



Space and resource limitations do prevent us from covering every qualifying title in our focus section. If your Texas book fits our scope but is not selected for coverage (is your book on a specialized topic? genre fiction? some months past publication?), consider a sponsored review Lone Star Sponsored Reviews.


For only $249 ($279 for nonfiction), our qualified reviewers will provide an approximately 500-word review, with a full evaluation and quotable tagline, within 4 weeks of submission. And if for any reason the resulting review doesn’t fit with your marketing plans, you’ll have the opportunity to opt out of publication in advance, while still gaining valuable insights regarding your book.


Read more about our review policies, and what we do and don't review (pdf)



Click here to complete the easy online form to submit your book today, or email

Policy Paid Service Fee Turnaround
Foreword Reviews Prepublication only Foreword Clarion $499 express 4-6 weeks
Kirkus Reviews Prepublication only Kirkus Indie standard service $425; express service $575 standard (7-9 weeks); express (4-6 weeks)
Lone Star Literary Reviews Texas books, recent or forthcoming Lone Star Sponsored Reviews $249 fiction / $279 nonfiction 4 weeks
Publishers Weekly Prepublication only; self-published titles referred to PW BookLife PW Selects (title promotion; no review) $149 (bibliographical information only) Immediate (bibliographical information only)

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