Book Reviewers

We feature original book reviews in every issue and are always eager to meet new reviewers. We also publish brief discussions of interesting research findings from around the world in our “Current Papers in Paleontology” section.

If you’d like to be one of our reviewers, please first read our Submission Guidelines.

After that, feel free to send your clips or writing samples to, and tell us about your areas of expertise and interest. We’ll let you know if we have something on the shelf that might be right for you.

Book reviewers receive:  a copy of the book under review; a complimentary copy of the issue in which their review appears; and a choice of either a) two insertions of a display ad (up to one-half page) or b) 50% off the cost of an annual or gift subscription to Fossil News. 

Unfortunately, the high cost of shipping books overseas means that we’re limited to reviewers in the U.S. — at least for now. We hope that will change in the near future.

Please note: We don’t accept unsolicited book reviews, but we will happily consider readers’ pitches. If you’ve read a book you think we should feature or review, please write and tell us about it before you complete a review.

If you’ve written a book you think we should consider for review, please contact us for information about how to get a copy to us.

Sorry, we can’t reprint previously published reviews.

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