The Christian Manifesto, where I post reviews, is looking for a few new reviewers. The criteria for reviewing there is to have a good critical understanding of writing, be able to commit to a review schedule deadline, and be able to say what you mean and mean what you say in 700 words or less. The most important part of that criteria is the critical understanding of writing.
What do I mean when I say that? Well, can you pick out the difference between passive and active voice? Do you catch when a writer begins telling more than showing? Are you able to sit back from the emotional reactions a book provokes and look at the style, structure, and elements of story?
Then you might be just who we are looking for!
We are seeking readers/writers who are willing to honestly review fiction and non fiction books, not with an eye to selling the product as Amazon or Barnes & Noble or Goodreads often do (especially with Author incentives) but with an eye to steering readers away from time-wasting books and to the ones that are worth the readers investment of hours and imagination.
We are also looking to expand the kinds of books we review, and the kinds of interviews we have.
Ever wanted to interview one of your favorite authors? The Christian Manifesto might be just the boost/battering ram you’ve been looking for; an independent review blog carries a nice heft of clout in the publishing world. I’ve connected with Marissa Meyer, Rachel Coker, and Dani Pettrey for interviews through The Christian Manifesto and have more coming up.
And that’s not all.
Recently one of our reviews was picked up and placed on the back of a Bethany House book, (Dani Pettrey’s Silenced) so there’s definitely a chance for fortune and glory as Indy says, when you write for us.
Mainly glory. Not so much fortune.
It’s not an easy place to write for, but it’s a good place. Reviewing is hard work, but then so are most things in life that are worth doing. If you’re interested in joining me and a host of other really talented people then click this link CLICK ME and follow the instructions on the page there. I hope that I see you on the roster beside the rest of the crew, very soon!
Until I post again, Encourage one another Scribes!