Sub­mit a Book for Review

Jew­ish Book Coun­cil pub­lish­es hun­dreds of book reviews each year. For a title to be con­sid­ered for review, the book must be avail­able in Eng­lish in the Unit­ed States. Jew­ish Book Coun­cil is cur­rent­ly accept­ing sub­mis­sions with a 2019 or 2020 copyright.

Books are reviewed at the dis­cre­tion of the edi­to­r­i­al team, who eval­u­ate books based on qual­i­ty and Jew­ish con­tent. Please note that we only review a small num­ber of the books that are sub­mit­ted to us.

Due to the large num­ber of sub­mis­sions Jew­ish Book Coun­cil receives, it usu­al­ly takes the edi­to­r­i­al team two to three months to reach a deci­sion on each sub­mis­sion. If, after that time, you would like to check on the sta­tus of your sub­mis­sion, you may email jbc@​jewishbooks.​org with the name of your book and the date you sub­mit­ted the title. Please be aware that we will not noti­fy you once a deci­sion has been reached unless you con­tact us in this man­ner. We do not pro­vide feed­back as to why or why not spe­cif­ic books are cho­sen to be reviewed.

Review copies become prop­er­ty of Jew­ish Book Coun­cil and will not be returned, even at the author’s expense.

To sub­mit a book for review con­sid­er­a­tion, please send

  • two copies (three for children’s/​YA)
  • a press release/​publication infor­ma­tion (pub­li­ca­tion date, pub­lish­er, price, ISBN)
  • your con­tact infor­ma­tion (includ­ing an email address)

to the fol­low­ing address:

Man­ag­ing Editor
Jew­ish Book Council
520 8th Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10018