- Staff Picks
All submissions are subject to edits and revisions in order to improve an article’s readability or sharpen its tone, but never to compromise the author’s integrity or opinions.
Tasteless, inflammatory language; discriminatory and hateful rhetoric; and content that promotes an otherwise divisive agenda will be nixed from final drafts.
Sadly, positions at Paperback Paris are unpaid at this time.
However, we compensate our contributors with free advance reading copies of their choosing from an inventory of approximately 200 forthcoming titles (and counting) each month.
Work that has been pitched, accepted and submitted to us are guaranteed for publication. However, writers will be expected to revise, edit or conform their work to meet writing standards and style guidelines set forth by Paperback Paris.
Yes, positions at Paperback Paris can certainly be flexible with your schedule. We understand that our writers have lives outside of writing, reading and so in that regard, we respect giving our writers as much comfortability as possible.
However, it is a mandatory requirement that all of our contributors meet quotas pertaining to the position for which they’ve been considered. You can learn more about this on our Write for Us page.
We never delegate books to be reviewed, nor do we isolate genres (aside from some non-fiction).
Any review written by our team is always hand-selected by the writer themselves. In short, you’re more than welcomed to read what you want and write about it if you’d like.
Traditionally, we use author images within posts/articles strictly for representation purposes (citations included) and nothing more. Under no circumstance is it our intention to claim or assert ownership of assets that were not curated/provided by Paperback Paris exclusively.
Nonetheless, if you believe an image displayed at Paperback Paris belongs to you, or is being misused or misrepresented or would simply like it stricken from the website, please reach out to us. We will be more than happy to comply.
Paperback Paris is made up of a collective of writers from different walks of life, of different personalities and interests. With that being said, there is not one specific genre we cover more exclusively than others.
To get a better idea of what we read, you can always take a look at our book reviews to see which titles we’ve covered in the past.
To answer your first question, we certainly hope so!
As a community of book lovers, we hope we can provide content for bookworms like us who enjoy reading book news, book reviews and other bookish content (ex. monthly reading lists and staff picks).
If this sounds like you, especially that last part, then it might interest you to write for us as well.
If this sounds like you, you can’t sit with us.
This is a judgment-free zone: We have a zero tolerance for bullies and those who cannot differentiate opinions from general a-hole behavior. Even though we are very serious about all those things, it’s important to note that we do value variety and debate, but given today’s climate, this is the last place where being a douche will be tolerated. Play nice, have fun and enjoy the community.
Ideally, we like to post new content every weekday at 12 PM-8 PM EST.
Albeit rare, we will sometimes post content on weekends as needed.
We greatly appreciate any author (up-and-coming or otherwise) who entrusts the Paperback Paris team with their work in hopes or exchange for an honest review from our team.
Due to the influx of requested book reviews we receive, it’s difficult to gauge an ideal time frame between Paperback Paris and said authors who pitch their work to us. Because of this, we cannot abide by a timeline guarantee for any title.