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    Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry

    GXRL is looking for fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, by women. We strive to share information, provide tools, and entertain and inspire each other. Send Fiction and Non-fiction submissions to jaimegxrl@gmail.com,  Poetry and Personal Growth submissions to coopergxrl@gmail.com and Mental Health and Wellness submissions to pallavigxrl@gmail.com.

    Guidelines:

    • Please familiarize yourself with our publication.
    • For your reference, GXRL uses the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th
    • Formatting: Submissions should be submitted in Word .doc or .docx format, up to 2500 words, Times New Roman 12-point font, double-spaced, one inch margins, and paginated.
    • Quoted Material: If your pitch is accepted, please be prepared to submit with your review photocopies of all quoted material for purposes of confirming accuracy during copyediting.
    • Please include the following information at the top of your submission: Your name and contact information.
    • Please include a bio of up to 50 words at the end of your review, written in third person.

    Book Reviews

    GXRL is looking for reviews of fiction and non-fiction books, generally by or about women, or suitable for an audience of women who seek to be entertained, educated, motivated, and inspired. Please pitch a proposed review or send a completed review for consideration to our books editor at leannegxrl@gmail.com. Please include with your pitch links to samples of previous reviews you have written, if any. Please note that, after acceptance of your pitch, publication is contingent upon your acceptance of any proposed developmental, line, and/or copyedits.

    Guidelines:

    • Book reviews should be objective. Please do not review the work of friends, family members, classmates, professors, or colleagues.
    • If you are new to book reviewing, before writing a review, please familiarize yourself with our published book reviews and with the reviews of other publications, such as the Los Angeles Review of Books or the Los Angeles Times.
    • If a book has very little to recommend it, please do not pitch it to GXRL. While a review may include the critical as well as praise, we prefer to publish reviews of books that our readers will like and that warrant the attention of our readers.
    • Remember the idea of a book review is to respond to the book and to react to what the author is attempting. While a brief summary of the plot is essential, it should be much more than that and should contain your analysis of such elements as the book’s content, style, and theme.
    • In writing your review, please consider and adhere to John Updike’s Rules for Reviewing Books, available widely on the internet, including here: https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/remembering-updike-the-gospel-according-to-john.
    • For your reference, GXRL uses the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th
    • Formatting: Book reviews should be submitted in Word .doc or .docx format, 800-1,200 words, Times New Roman 12-point font, double-spaced, one inch margins, and paginated.
    • Quoted Material: If your pitch is accepted, please be prepared to submit with your review photocopies of all quoted material for purposes of confirming accuracy during copyediting.
    • Please include the following information at the top of your review: Your name and contact information; the title of the book you are reviewing, including subtitle, if any; the book author’s name; the publisher; and the date of first publication.
    • Please include a bio of up to 50 words at the end of your review, written in third person.

    GXRL is a not-for-profit organization. There are no paid positions. We are working to fundraise money to pay our contributors and will have updates on this soon. The hardest thing about a lack of finances is not being able to pay each contributor an industry standard. Thank you so much for your understanding and patience.