Author's Circle Book Review & Author Blurb Guidlines

Eligibility Requirements

  • Books must be published, self-published, or in ARC/Galley stages. Unfinished manuscripts are NOT accepted.


  • Books can be in ebook (epub or PDF), paperback, or audiobook format. No handwritten books are accepted.


  • Books must be written in English.

  • There is no publishing date requirement. All books are eligible for review, despite their publication date.


Terms & Conditions

  • Entry submissions by Authors, Illustrators, Publishers, Self Publishers and Agents are welcome.

  • You may submit your book for review online HERE for faster service. All books not submitted online must be mailed to

Author's Circle Awards & Reviews 
3943 Irvine Blvd. #218
Irvine, CA 92602

  • Mailed books must be accompanied by an Official Entry Form. Photocopies of the Official Entry Form are acceptable.

  • Reviews are objective and unbiased. We reserve the right to post comments that may be construed as negative (although we do not post negative reviews).

  • Author agrees to allow Author’s Circle the use of their book cover, back cover blurb, author photo, and excerpts of the book for promotional purposes. Image material may be taken from author’s website and/or Goodreads, Amazon, etc.

  • Author agrees to allow Author’s Circle to post their review, along with links to author website and/or author’s social media outlets, on the Author’s Circle website as well as other marketing platforms.

  • Fees are non-refundable.

  • Author’s Circle reserves the right to refund review fees and decline to review a book if the book is not received well by our readers.

  • Author's Circle cannot be held responsible for entry materials which do not arrive.  

  • All paperback books sent through the mail become the physical property of Author's Circle.

  • Books submitted without completion of payment will not be reviewed, furthermore, if a novel is mailed without payment, Author's Circle is not responsible for returns.

  • All titles submitted for review are automatically entered to win all applicable Author’s Circle awards.

  • By checking the “agree to terms and conditions” box and submitting the review form, I affirm I am authorized to represent the work submitted and/or the author.