Middle East Reads is sustained by readers knowledgeable about the Middle East and willing to offer their insights and opinions on recent publications concerning the issues this site explores. We are looking for reviewers from either academia or the policy wonk community. We especially welcome graduate students wishing to try their hand at review writing. While we don’t expect your prose to be on par with the contributors to the New Yorker, we hope you know the difference between a book review and a book report and can discard the often impenetrable academic jargon found in, say, the American Journal of Sociology.
Reviews are to be from 700 to 1,000 words long; lengthier submissions will be considered if such verbosity is justified. The editor has the right to edit the review or to reject it completely. The latter will occur only if the writing is deemed unsalvageable or the review is boorish or without merit. Reviewers will be given the opportunity to respond to posted critics.
If you wish to be considered to write a review, please contact us so we may send you more detailed information.