Submitting Review Copies

The Rap Sheet does very few straightforward book reviews. We generally reserve those for our partner site, January Magazine. Rap Sheet editor J. Kingston Pierce is also January’s crime-fiction editor.

Before trying to send Pierce an advance reading copy or finished review copy (he does not accept electronic versions of books), please shoot him an e-mail note at, asking for the appropriate snail-mail office address. He will advise you on whether he’s interested in receiving the book. Unfortunately, both The Rap Sheet and January Magazine are short-staffed, and we simply cannot read every work authors and publishers would like to send our way.

And in no case is any promise given that a book sent to January or The Rap Sheet will be the subject of an endorsement or review, either positive or negative.