Reviews on The Australian Literature Review are treated a little differently to reviews done in many other places, in that they are generally aimed more at the craft of fiction writing, with a particular book as its focus.
The King Rolen’s Kin Trilogy and Technical Aspects of Fiction
Deadly Trust and Exposition Through Goal Oriented Action of a Character
When Courage Came to Call, Chapter Transitions and Story Outlines
The Delta, ‘Perspective and Voice’ and ‘Reporting Thought and Action’
Wildflower Hill: Introducing Character and Story
Beautiful Malice, Mystery and Suspense
Undercurrents, Coolum Wave Writers and Writer’s Group Anthologies
King’s Wrath and setting up conflict
The Lost Castle and blending unfamiliar details into a story
Where Have You Been?
Saints of New York, Style and Speech-Only Chapters
Full Dark, No Stars, by Stephen King
Fear, edited by RL Stine
Dexter is Delicious, by Jeff Lindsay
Operation Napoleon and scenes in novels
Persistence of Memory/Token of Darkness, by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Works on Literature
The Seven Basic Plots, by Christopher Booker (reviewed by Adair Jones)
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, by Stephen King
How to Write Short Stories for Magazines – and get Published, by Sophie King
On the Origins of Stories and Attention in Storytelling
How to Write Your (Character’s) Life Story in Ten Easy Steps
The Australian Literature Review is accepting submissions of reviews for works of fiction or reviews for works about fiction (800-3000 words).
There are no rules or conventions that must be followed for reviews. If you want some general guidance, ask yourself: Will people find it interesting and useful?
For further details, see the Submit page.
Submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.