Review Policy

We’re happy to accept review requests for books, movies, documentaries and plays. We have a few things we’d like you to look at before submitting one. We request the courtesy of following our blog before we consider accepting review requests.

Form
We review short stories, novellas, novels, movies, documentaries & plays

Genre
Books: All genres of fiction are welcomed with the exception of science fiction, horror, erotica and cross-genre fiction
Movies, Documentaries & Plays: All genres

Format
We love reading books the old fashioned way, but we’re also open to e-book submissions

Publishing
Your review will follow the review style of all our review posts. Our review will be fair & honest – and our acceptance of a review copy does not guarantee a positive review. In such cases, we always describe the reasons which help the readers draw their own conclusions about whether or not the book would be a good fit for them.
We don’t publish promotional info.

In your requests, please include:

  • Name of your novel/movie/play/documentary
  • Your name and a brief about yourself
  • Summary of your work
  • Genre
  • Amazon or Goodreads link, if any

Email: contact@thelitroom.com

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  1. I Truly Lament: Working Through the Holocaust

    “One might call I Truly Lament a monstrous achievement.” – Duff Brenna, novelist, Professor Emeritus, CSU San Marcos
    Ordering information, cover and endorsements are at this publisher’s link: http://www.wheatmark.com/catalog/entry/I-Truly-Lament
    Dear Reviewer
    An astute historian of the Holocaust observed that it is much like a train wreck, survivors wandering about in a daze, sense and understanding, for the moment, absent. No comprehensive rational order in sight.
    In my award-winning novel The i Tetralogy, considered by some critics an important contribution to Holocaust literature as well as a work of “undying artistic integrity” (Arizona Daily Sun), I could not imagine it “all.” This book of stories completes my personal struggle.
    I Truly Lament—Working Through the Holocaust is a varied collection of stories: inmates in death camps; survivors of these camps; disenchanted Golems complaining about their designated rounds; Holocaust deniers and their ravings; collectors of Hitler curiosa (only recently a few linens from Hitler’s bedroom suite went up for sale!); an imagined interview with Eva Braun during her last days in the Berlin bunker; a Nazi camp doctor subtly denying his complicity; and the love story of a Hungarian cantor, among others.
    A description meant to entice booksellers, librarians, reviewers and readers might be this: A weirdly wonderful short story collection exploring the Holocaust from diverse perspectives in literary styles ranging from gothic and romantic to phantasmagoric.
    Moreover, this book in manuscript form was chosen as one of three finalists in the 2012 Leapfrog Fiction Contest. It was selected from out of 424 manuscripts.
    My most recent work is This Mobius Strip of Ifs, a collection of essays, and the winner of the 2012 National Indie Excellence Book Award for autobiography/memoirs, nonfiction as well as one of five finalists for the same category, Global Ebooks Awards.
    Author of The i Tetralogy (Wheatmark, 2006), a Holocaust novel, winner of the Allbooks Review Editor’s Choice Award 2007, and Down to a Sunless Sea (Wheatmark, 2007), a collection of short fiction, Indie Excellence Finalist Book Awards, I am a retired psychotherapist and teacher.
    If you are interested in reviewing this recently published book, please advise.
    Sincerely,
    Mathias B. Freese
    http://www.mathiasbfreese.com
    *WINNER OF THE BEVERLY HILLS BOOK AWARDS, 2015, FOR SHORT STORIES

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