About Us


Red City Review was created to be a place where authors can receive a professional literary book review for their work at an affordable price. We love books, and we want people to learn about the amazing new titles that we are fortunate enough to read. We have been reviewing hundreds of books every year since we first launched in 2013.

Our staff consists of editors, English professors, librarians, and people who work at publishing companies across the nation. Whoever reviews your book here at Red City Review will read your book thoroughly, and write a 250 – 350 word review for you within one to two months for only $40.

The review will be posted on our website, and can also be posted anywhere else you would like, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads, Smashwords, and more. To find out how to submit your book for review click here.

In addition to offering book reviews, we also offer editorial services including copyediting, proofreading, fact-checking, and interior layout design. It is our goal to help you make your book the best it can be. To find out more about our editorial services click here.



We also put on an annual book award contest, The Red City Review Book Awards. Everyone who enters the contest will receive a review of their book, which will be posted in the same way as all of our other reviews. To find out more about our contest, and to enter your book click here.


We publish a literary magazine that comes out three times a year. In January we release our contest issue, that features the winners and finalists from the previous year’s Red City Review Book Awards. This issue includes interviews with the winners, book reviews, short fiction, and helpful articles about publishing and writing. We then release a Spring/Summer issue in May, and a Fall/Winter issue in September that strictly includes short fiction from writers like you. To submit your short story of 4,000 words or less for free consideration in our magazine, visit our magazine page by clicking here.



Michael Ploetz -Editor-in-Chief

Olivia Maruca – Review Editor


Senior Reviewers

Rebecca Cepek
Anita Lock
Jacqueline Leftwich
Juliet Simon

Junior Reviewers

Janelle Alex
Robin Fraas
Katie Doughty
Gael Gilliland
Karsen Maruca
Sarah Martin
Quinn Hough
Taryn Ziegler
Vida Shi
Paige Lytle