Communication Workflow

Are you interested in publishing a review on SHARP News? We ask that you review the submission guidelines and keep the following timelines into consideration:

  • Unless otherwise discussed with a member of the editorial team, we ask that you submit your review three months from when you receive a copy of the book. We ask that you email a member of the team to confirm the book is received if it is coming from a publisher, otherwise we will assume that you got the copy in a timely (one month) manner.
  • Once the review is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email from a member of the editorial team with an approximate timeline of publication. Please note that SHARP News book reviews are published quarterly, a connection to the site’s origins as a quarterly print newsletter, and that your review will be posted to the site one of four times per year. However, if there is a need to expedite the review, please let a team member know and we will do our best to accommodate any special requests.
  • Once the review is submitted, you will hear back from a member of the editorial team on one or two additional occasions after that confirmation message. If our team has any substantial edits to your review, we will be in touch prior to publication within three months of your submission to share those edits with you. You will then hear back from a member of the editorial team a second time once your review is posted to the SHARP News site. However, if the edits are stylistic in nature and do not require further consultation, you will only hear back from us once the review is published. Please note that the time from submission to publication will take between three and nine months, depending on the queue for reviews and the time of year in the quarterly publishing cycle.
  • An additional policy note: While SHARP News has a notification policy for reviewers, we do not notify book authors when a review of their work is posted to the site. If you would like any further information on this policy, please feel free to email or
  • In light of the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, virtual and physical mail, from emails to the shipment of books, is slower than usual. Please expect up to two weeks response time on any messages to the SHARP News team. We thank you in advance for your patience, and appreciate your support of SHARP News!