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Book Review Policy

Author Interviews and Book Reviews

Before contacting Catholic Stand with a request to interview an author or to review a book, please read our policy and guidelines carefully.

Catholic Stand is committed to promoting and supporting Catholic writers who are respectful of the Magisterium, the Pope and the Truth the church teaches. Our book reviews are conducted by a resident book reviewer who actually reads the book cover to cover and offers an insightful assessment for prospective readers.

Catholic Stand does not enter into agreements with publicists, media strategists and publishing houses to produce fabricated book reviews solely for the purpose of selling books. When our subscribers read one of our book reviews, they have confidence that we have actually read the book and are offering an authentic review.

Due to the number of requests that Catholic Stand receives for author interviews and book reviews, we cannot respond to all requests, nor are we able to provide interview/reviews for every submission. As much as we’d like to review every book submitted, we cannot. We are a small online publication.  We review a relatively small percentage of the books submitted. If your book is chosen, know that it truly stood out.

If your book is declined for review, unfortunately, Catholic Stand is unable to provide an individualized explanation of why. We will not respond to requests.

The review process of considering books is a time-consuming effort, and can take 12 weeks or longer. Please do not contact Catholic Stand with review status requests, we are unable to respond.

Our Book Review Process:

  • Books must have merit based upon respect for Magisterium of the Catholic Church.
  • The book must have an ISBN or ASIN number to be considered.
  • The book must be available for purchase in the United States.
  • Hardcopy books submitted for consideration cannot and will not be returned.
  • We do not accept payment in exchange for a book review.

Thank you for your interest and your cooperation.

All inquiries should be directed to:

Anabelle Hazard
Managing Editor/ Book Reviews