Submission Guidelines for The Reading List

The Reading List Council compiles a monthly list of titles to consider. This list is e-mailed to the respective publishers along with a letter of instruction. Timely response to these requests is deeply appreciated by the Council.

Publishers are welcome to send additional books as they see fit if they believe they meet the criteria for consideration. Publishers should be aware that the Council reads hundreds of books each year, and while individual members do indeed read and make formal requests for non-solicited books to be added to the consideration list, this is not a typical occurrence.

Publishers who wish to send non-requested books have two options:

  1. Any publisher who has received a current letter of request may send additional books to the Council members listed in said letter.
  2. Publishers who have not received a current letter of request may contact the chair of the Council . The chair will discuss with the publisher the type of books eligible for consideration and assist the publisher in the process of distribution of titles to Council members.

Authors should speak to their publishers if they wish their book to be sent to the members of the Council.