Policies and FAQs

***All policies are subject to change as necessary without notification.***

What genre of books does Plot Monster review?

I enjoy reading a variety of books from romance to sci-fi to good ole fashioned who-done-its.  I love a good cozy mystery particularly with a paranormal theme. However, at this time, I am reading primarily YA fantasy and sci-fi.

If the book you are submitting does not fall into those categories you may still submit a review request with the understanding that it may not be accepted.  These are the current preferences.

One thing to remember:  I am  not a fan of pointless (and/or graphic) sex, cursing or violence.  We find that it distracts from the plot. That is not to say your book will automatically receive an unfavorable review from Plot Monster if it does contain these elements.  Everything in moderation…

Do you accept submissions?

Yes and I will accept submissions from self-published and/or previously unpublished authors.  If you would like to submit a book for review, please email a brief synopsis of your book, your contact information including your author website if applicable and a picture of your cover.

***Plot Monster is NOT currently accepting requests for reviews.  Please adhere to the submission policy.***

A response is not guaranteed.  With that in mind, I will generally send a response to notify you whether I will be able to review your submission or not.  If you have not received a response within 2-3 weeks, you can either resubmit or assume that your work will not be reviewed at this time.  I do reserve the right not to respond to every request.

***Acceptance of a submission does not guarantee a favorable review.***

Where does Plot Monster post reviews?

I currently post on this blog, Goodreads, Facebook and Twitter.  More places such as Amazon, and Barnes & Noble will be added in the future.

What format does Plot Monster accept?

I accept ARCs and finished copies in physical or electronic format from the author or publisher in return for an honest review.  I do not receive any financial compensation from authors or publishers.

Does Plot Monster do giveaways, book promotions, interviews or guest posts?


No ARCs will be given away without the author’s advance written approval.

If you would like to promote your book, be interviewed or post as a guest on Plot Monster please email plotmonsters@gmail.com to submit your request.  Include the type of request (i.e. – interview) in the subject line of your email for a faster response.

Details and rules for giveaways, such as how winner will be chosen, will be listed specifically with the post announcing the giveaway.

Guest Posts are required 48 hours in advance of publication date.

Is Plot Monster financially compensated for their reviews?


Are authors, publishers, guest posters or anyone else allowed to use content from Plot Monster?

Yes.  However, it is required that the content is attributed to Plot Monster.  For example, if an author/publisher would like to post a review, it is necessary to note that it was attained from Plot Monster and a link to Plot Monster must be provided.  It is not acceptable to portray any Plot Monster content as your own work.

Does Plot Monster host blog tours?

Not at this time.  Perhaps in the future.

How do I contact Plot Monster?

You can post on this blog or email comments, questions and concerns to plotmonsters@gmail.com

***All reviewed materials are either purchased, borrowed from the library or submitted by the author/publisher in return for an honest review.***