Contact Us/Review Policy

For general, guest post, and interview inquiries: horrorspotlightcontact@gmail.com

See review policy below for review inquiries.

Please note we do not run book spotlight posts or cover reveals. If you would like us to announce a new book release we would love to help you! Drop us note at the email above and let us know you would like to be added to our new releases page.

Review Policy

Thank you for your interest in having your book reviewed by Horror Spotlight. We have a team of horror-loving reviewers here at Horror Spotlight who, as well as posting a weeky round-up review/recommendation post on this website, will also promote your work through various social media outlets including our individual blogs, Goodreads, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. This works best with physical copies but we understand that not all writers have paper ARC’s available and we do accept eARC’s on a limited basis.

We are currently accepting horror fiction and horror adjacent fiction written by marginalized authors in print and epub format. Unfortunately, as much as we’d love to review every book submitted there aren’t enough hours in the day. 

Please Note:

Horror Spotlight is set up to promote marginalized authors of horror, and as such, negative reviews will not appear on this site. If a book is reviewed and found to be lacking a minimum of a three-star rating, that review will be posted on the reviewer’s individual site, but not on Horror Spotlight.

Understand that all the reviewers involved with this movement are dedicated to writing honest and unbiased reviews. We will not unfairly weight our reviews to allow someone to be posted on the site. 

Providing an ARC does not guarantee a review nor does it guarantee a positive review.

Submit here:

If your book fits our mission, please send an email query to horrorspotlightreviews@gmail.com with the title, author name, book blurb, release date, page count and the number of copies and format(s) available to our reviewers and we will get back to you with further details if one of our team members has an open review spot.

Our Team:

Your book may be read by one or more of our six reviewers. We all have different tastes and your book may be better suited for one of us more than another. This process also helps us accept more submissions and process more reviews.

Learn more about our team members by visiting their various social media outlets:

Bark’s Book Nonsense | Laurie

Book Den | Jen

Heather Horror Hellion (Goodreads) | Heather

Literary Hooker  (Instagram) |  Sam

Teresa Ardrey | Teresa

Tracy_Reads79 (Instagram) | Tracy

If any of the reviewing collective choose to review a book, reviews will first be posted on our individual sites, as well as retail sites in accordance with the reviewer’s site-specific policy. After that, reviews will be posted on the Horror Spotlight site from said reviewers in accordance with calendar availability. 

Please note that we are a team of volunteers and ARC acceptance does not guarantee a review. We also cannot promise a review will meet any deadline. We are unable to respond to every review request.

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