Tiny Reviews are just that: a short but meaningful engagement with a publication (book, chapbook, zine). You can review a work of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. Try to summarize the plot in a sentence or two, and move onto engaging with the argument, the story, the tone/style, or whatever you think is most significant. If you don’t think the author succeeded at whatever they tried to do, or if you found a serious flaw, that’s okay, but remember that criticism should be specific and constructive; what would have made it work better? Reviews are not about whether you personally liked or connected with the book; a reader should learn from your work what they can expect to find if they choose to read the publication for themselves.
Tiny Reviews may be written or recorded as a video. Written reviews should be no more than 500 words; video recordings should be no longer than 5 minutes in length. $25 honorarium.
Our Tiny Reviews
Soperboy Grows Up Fast in “Efrén Divided” by Yvonne Su
Angela Narciso Torres’s Poems Cut "To the Bone" by Gustavo Hernandez
Mexican Gothic: Not Your English Class's Gothic by Icess Fernandez Rojas
We Needed Vitamins All Along by Reggie Peralta
Dishing on Eat Joy, by Sarah Rafael García
On Reclaiming and Reconstructing Wholeness, by Tryphena Yeboah
Andrew Tonkovich's Provocations by Mary Camarillo
In Fiebre Tropical, a Bilingual Teen Comes-of-Age in Miami by Rose Bialer
Alan Chazaro’s Piñata Theory by Gustavo Hernandez
A Stunning Snapshot of Graciela Iturbide’s Life by Yvonne Su