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Please note that most newspapers only review new books. So they need to see books (galley copies or advanced review copies) six to 12 weeks before the publication date of the book. This information comes directly

Anchorage Daily News, Mike Dunham, Book Editor, 1001 Northway Drive (99508-2098), P O Box 149001, Anchorage AK 99514-9001; 907-257-4305 (life section); 907-257-4200 (main number). Email: Web: Editor and reporter contacts: Only reviews books about Alaska and by Alaskans. Takes reviews off newswire. Updated 2/09.

The Arizona Republic, Dan Kincaid, Book Editor, 200 E Van Buren, Phoenix AZ 85004; 602-444-8000; Fax: 602-444-2417. Email: Web: 1.4 million readers. Updated 2/09.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Suzanne Van Atten, 72 Marietta Street, Atlanta GA 30303; 404-526-5747. Email: Web: Updated 2/09.

Austin American Statesman, 305 S. Congress Avenue (78704), P.O. Box 670, Austin, TX 78767; 512-445-3610; Fax: 512-445-3968. Web: or . Updated 11/09.

Jody Seaborn, Book Editor. Email: Joe Gross, books reporter and editor. Email:


Baltimore Sun, 501 N Calvert Street (21202); P O Box 1377, Baltimore MD 21278. 410-332-6100. Web: Editor and reporter directory:,0,1733934.htmlstory. Updated 12/09.

Sarah Kelber, Food & Books Editor. Email: Dave Rosenthal, Assistant Managing Editor, The Good Life. Email: Sarah Weinman, Mystery Columnist

The Baton Rouge Advocate, Greg Langley, Books Editor, 7290 Blue Bonnet Road (70810); P O Box 588, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-0588; 225-383-1111. Email: Web: Updated 2/09.

Boston Globe, 135 Morrissey Boulevard, P.O. Box 2378, Boston, MA 02125; 617-929-2000. Web: Reporters and editors: Updated 11/09.

In April 2006, columnist Alex Beam wrote a column about Jesus books, fiction and nonfiction. Email:

Kevin O’Kelly is a regular reviewer for the Globe and blogs at Amanda Heller is a critic and Globe correspondent. She does short book reviews for the Short Takes section.

Book events listings: Boston Herald, Book Editor, 1 Herald Street (02118), P.O. Box 55843, Boston MA 02205; 617-426-3000; Fax: 617-451-3506. Arts & Lifestyle: 617-619-6193. Email: Web: Sandra Kent writes about books and authors for The Edge section. Email: Updated 2/09.

Buffalo News, Gusto, One News Plaza, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo, NY 14240; 800-777-8680; Fax: 716-856-5150. Web: Editors: Update 2/09.

Jeff Simon, Sunday Arts & Books Editor. Email: Jean Westmoore, NeXt Editor, reviews children's books


Charlotte Observer, Deirdre McGruder, Editor, Living/Entertainment/News, 600 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte NC 28202; 704-358-5024; Fax: 704-358-5036. Email: Web: http://www. or Staff listings: Updated 11/09.

Chicago Sun-Times, Teresa Budasi, Books Editor, 350 N. Orleans Street, 10th Floor, Chicago IL 60654; 312-321-3000. Email: and Web: One of the ten largest newspapers in the U.S. “Each week we offer free local listings of author readings and feature an interview with a local author.” Updated 2/09.

Chicago Tribune, Attn: Books, 435 N. Michigan Avenue #400, Chicago IL 60611-4022; 312-222-3232; Fax: 312-222-3143 or 312-222-0236 (features). Web: Reviews very few independent presses. Now in the Saturday issue rather than Sunday. Updated 2/09.

Elizabeth Taylor, Literary Editor. Email: Mary Harris Russell, Book Reviewer, Children's Corner. Christian Science Monitor

Cincinnati Enquirer, Tom Callinan, 312 Elm Street, Library, 19th Floor, Cincinnati OH 45202; 513-768-8380; Fax: 513-768-8330. Email: Web: Updated 2/09.

Cleveland Plain Dealer, Karen Long, Books Editor, 1801 Superior Avenue NE, Cleveland, OH 44114-2198; 216-999-4800; 800-688-4802; Fax: 216-999-6354. Email: or Web: Karen's direct line: 216-999-4410. Updated 4/09.

Contra Costa Times, Sue Gilmore Richard, Book Editor, Bookends, 2640 Shadelands Drive, Walnut Creek CA 94598; 925-977-8482; main phone: 925-935-2525. Email: Web: http://www.contracosta and http://www.mercurynews. com/books. They have just reinstated their book review section in print. Other staff info: Updated 2/09.


Dallas Morning News, Michael Merschel, Assistant Arts Editor, Books, 508 Young Street, Dallas TX 75202; 214-977-8408. Web: http://www. Main phone number: 214-977-8222. Lifestyle editors: Lisa Cressel, primary lifestyle editor. Merschel's blog: features book reviews, news about Texas writers, the Dallas literary scene, writing events, and more. Updated 2/09.

The Denver Post, Tom Walker, Books Editor, 101 W Colfax Avenue #600, Denver CO 80202; 303-820-1624;Fax: 303-820-1679. Email: Web: Editors: Updated 3/10.

Detroit Free Press, Steve Byrne, Entertainment Editor, 615 West Lafayette Street, Detroit MI 48231; 313-222-5977; Fax: 313-223-4726. Email: Web: Main number: 313-222-6400. Editors: 200551101001. Updated 4/09.


South Florida Sun-Sentinel, 200 E. Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2293; 954-356-4710; Fax: 954-356-4612. Web: No current book editor. Primarily syndicated reviews. Updated 12/09.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 400 West 7th Street (76102), P O Box 1870, Fort Worth TX 76115; 817-390-7720. Web: com. Life & Arts Department: 817-390-7750; Fax: 817-390-7257. Email: Newsroom number: 817-390-7400. Editors: They don't really do original book reviews. Updated 2/09.


Hartford Courant, Donna Larcen, Arts Editor, 285 Broad Street, Hartford CT 06115; Main: 860-241-6200. Email: Web: Carole Goldberg writes freelance reviews and writes The Writestuff column featuring author appearances, library programs, and other book-related events; Email: Also cc event listings to Amy Ellis, CAL Listings Editor at aellis@courant. com. Reporter/editor listings: thc-news-submit,0,7366803.htmlstory. Updated 10/09.

The Honolulu Advertiser, Wanda Adams, Assistant Features Editor, Food, Books, and Travel, 605 Kapiolani Boulevard (96813), P O Box 3110, Honolulu HI 96802; 808-535-2412; Fax: 808-525-8055. Email: wadams@honolulu Web: Main number: 808-525-8090. Editors: section?Category=CONTACT. Updated 2/09.

Houston Chronicle, Maggie Galehouse, Book Editor, 801 Texas Street (77002-2904), P.O. Box 4260, Houston, TX 77210; 713-362-7171. Email: Web: Updated 4/09.


Indianapolis Star, 307 N. Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis IN 46204; 317-444-6133. Web: For a list of reporters, see Updated 4/09.

International Herald Tribune, 6 bis, rue des Graviers, 92521 Neuilly Cedex, France; (33-1) 41 43 93 22; Fax: (33-1) 41 43 93 32. General email: Web: A daily international English-language newspaper. Book reviews are taken from the New York Times (2/09).

Doreen Carvajal, Publishing Reporter Serge Schmemann, Editor of the Editorial Pages Richard Berry and Richard Allen, News Editors Liz Alderman Business Editor Victoria Shannon Technology Editor Peter Berlin Sports Editor


Kansas City Star, Lajean Keene, 1729 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City MO 64108-1413; 816-234-4141; Fax: 816-234-4926. Email: Web: Compiles short book reviews, primarily from other sources. Updated 12/09.


Los Angeles Times Book Review, 202 West 1st Street, Los Angeles CA 90012; 213-237-7778; Fax: 213-237-5916. Email: Web: Editorial staff:, 0,1090476.story. Jacket Copy book blog: jacketcopy. Updated 2/09.

David Ulin, Book Editor. Email: Nick Owchar, Deputy Book Editor. Email: Susan Salter Reynolds, Discoveries Columnist. Email: Louisville Courier-Journal, Keith Runyon, Book Editor, 525 W Broadway, P O Box 740031, Louisville KY 40201-7431; 502-582-4011; Fax: 502-582-4066. Keith: 502-582-4594 Email: Web: Keith is also the Editor of the Forum. For a list of other Courier-Journal editors (with phone numbers and email addresses), see their website at: apps/pbcs.dll/ section?Category=contact. Mary Geary, Lifestyle Editor; 507-582-7077. Updated 2/09.


Miami Herald, Connie Ogle, Book Editor, One Herald Plaza, Miami, FL 33132-1693; 305-376-3649; Fax: 305-376-8950. Email: Web: Updated 2/09.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 333 W. State Street, P.O. Box 371, Milwaukee, WI 53201; 414-224-2181; General: 414-224-2000. Web: Here's what their old book editor once wrote about self-help books: “I would never have bothered with them had it not been for a perverse idea to poke fun at them.” This is a common opinion among newspaper book reviewers. Updated 8/09.

Minneapolis Star Tribune, Laurie Hertzel, Books Editor, 425 Portland Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55488; 612-673-4380; Fax: 612-673-7568. Email: Web: General news: 612-673-4414. Updated 2/09.


Nashville Tennessean, 1100 Broadway, Nashville TN 37203; 615-259-8228; Fax: 615-259-8057. Web: Updated 2/09.

New Orleans Times-Picayune, Susan Larson, Book Editor, 3800 Howard Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70125-1429; 504-826-3457; 800-925-0000; Fax: 504-826-3186. Email: Web: and Updated 2/09.

New York Daily News, Sherryl Connelly, Book Editor, 450 West 33rd Street, New York, NY 10001; 212-210-2100; Fax: 212-643-7831. Web: Sherryl: 212-210-1651. Updated 2/09.

New York Observer, 915 Broadway, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10010; 212-755-2400; Fax: 212-688-4889. Email: Web: A weekly newspaper in New York City. Updated 2/09.

New York Post, 1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036; 212-930-8000; Fax: 212-930-8542. Web: Updated 2/09.

New York Times

Newark Star-Ledger, Fran Wood, Books Editor, 1 Star-Ledger Plaza, Newark, NJ 07102; 973-392-4040. Email: Web: Jonathan E. Lazarus, former news editor, also does many book reviews. Email: Updated 3/09.

Newsday, Tom Beer, Books Editor, 235 Pinelawn Road, Melville NY 11747-4250. Email: Web: Arts & Entertainment Editor, 2 Park Avenue, 8th Floor, New York NY 10016-5695; 212-251-6622; Fax: 212-696-0590. Features/Entertainment (Part 2): 631-843-2950; Fax: 631-843-2065. Option: 631-843-4659. Aileen Jacobson, Media Writer. Updated 2/09.


The Oregonian, Jeff Baker, Book Editor, 1320 S.W. Broadway, Portland OR 97201-9911; 503-221-8165; 877-238-8221, ext. 8165; Fax: 503-294- 5172. Email: Web: http://www.oregonlive. com. Editors: Updated 2/09.

Orlando Sentinel, Mary-Frances Emmons, Arts and Entertainment Editor, Books, 633 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando FL 32801; 407-420-5671; main number: 407-420-5000. Email: Web: Editors: about/orl-newsroom,0,7441013.htmlstory. After big papers do a review, send info on the book. They are followers not leaders. Updated 2/09.


Philadelphia Inquirer, 400 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia PA 19130; 215-854-5615; Fax: 215-854-5099. Web: Updated 7/09.

Michael Schaffer. Email: Ann Waldron, Children's Books Richard Fuller, Thrillers Sandy Bauers, Audios; 610-701-7635. Email: Also writes about environmental issues.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Bob Hoover, Book Editor, 34 Boulevard of the Allies (15222), P O Box 566, Pittsburgh PA 15230; 412-263-1601; Bob: 412-263-1634; Fax: 412-391-8452. Email: Web: Updated 2/09.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Rege Behe, Books Editor (Features Reporter), D. L. Clark Building, 503 Martindale Street, 3rd Floor, Pittsburgh PA 15212; 412-320-7990. Email: Web: http://www.pittsburgh Main phone number: 412-321-6460. Feature editors: http://www. Updated 2/09.

Providence Journal-Bulletin, Doug Riggs, Books and Travel Editor, 75 Fountain Street, Providence RI 02902; 401-277-7000; Fax: 401-277-7346. Email: Web: Editors and reporters: Updated 2/09.


Sacramento Bee, Cathie Anderson, Features Editor, 2100 Q Street, P O Box 15779, Sacramento CA 95852; 916-321-1000; Fax: 916-321-1109. Email: Web: Updated 2/09.

“I am a writer in the Sacramento Valley area, and have contacted the Bee numerous times concerning book reviews. The answer has been consistent, if not encouraging: They DO NOT do fiction reviews. They reprint syndicated review columns from Los Angeles, Chicago, Baltimore, et al. in their Ticket section — when they print book reviews at all. If a nonfiction book has some immediate relevance to something going on in Sacra-tomato, they might give it some coverage.”

Saint Louis Post-Dispatch, Jane Henderson, Book Review Editor, 900 N. Tucker Boulevard, Saint Louis, MO 63101; 314-340-8107; Arts and entertainment: 314-340-8124; Features Fax: 314-340-3080. Email: Web: Her Book Blog: Main phone: 314-340-8000. Editors: Updated 2/09.

Saint Petersburg Times, Colette Bancroft, Book Editor, 490 First Avenue S (33701), P.O. Box 1121, Saint Petersburg FL 33731; 727-893-8435; 800-333-7505. Email: Web: Updated 2/07. Pamela Davis, Staff Writer, HotStuff (in teen section). She reviews YA novels, music, movies, games, etc. of interest to teens. Updated 2/09.

Salt Lake Tribune, 90 South 400 West, Salt Lake City UT 84101; 801-257-8742; Fax: 801-257-8525. Opinion fax: 801-257-8515. Email: letters@ Web: Vern Anderson, editor of the editorial page. Email: Staff info: http://extras.sltrib. com/help/staff.asp. They don't have an official book page. Updated 2/09.

San Antonio Express-News, Steve Bennett, Book Editor, Avenue E & 3rd Street (78205), P O Box 2171, San Antonio TX 78297-2171; 210-225-7411; Fax: 210-229-9268. Email: Web: http://www. or Reporters and editors: newsmanagement. Updated 2/09.

San Diego Union-Tribune, Robert L. Pincus, Books Editor, P.O. Box 120191, San Diego, CA 92112-0191; 619-293-1321; 800-244-6397; Fax: 619-293-2436. Email: Web: http://www.uniontrib. com. Also web: Pincus's blog: Creative Reading. Updated 2/09.

San Francisco Chronicle, John McMurtrie, Book Editor, 901 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103; 415-777-6258; Fax: 415-957-8737. Email: Web: Main phone number: 415-777-1111. Chronicle staff: info/e-mail. Updated 2/09.

San Jose Mercury News, 750 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose CA 95190; 408-920-5924; main fax: 408-288-8060. Email: Web: http://www. Staff contacts: Updated 2/09.

Santa Fe New Mexican, Kristina Melcher, Pasatiempo Editor, 202 E Marcy Street (87501), P O Box 2048, Santa Fe NM 87504-2048; 505-995-3878. Main switchboard: 505-983-3303. News: 505-986-3030; Fax: 505-986-9147. Email: Web: http://www.santafenew Updated 2/09.

Seattle Times, 1120 John Street, Seattle WA 98109; 206-464-2357. Web: Reviews few independent presses outside region. Editorial staff listing: services/newsroomstaff.html. Updated 2/09.

Mary Ann Gwinn, Book Review Editor. Email: Michael Upchurch, book critic; 206-464-8793 Adam Woog, Mysteries Reviewer


Tampa Tribune, Kevin Walker, Book Editor, The News Center, 202 S. Parker Street (33606-2395), P.O. Box 191, Tampa, FL 33601-0191; General: 813-259-7711; Newsroom: 813-259-7600. Email: Web: For other reporters, see Updated 2/09.

Toronto Star, One Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1E6 Canada. Web: Updated 2/09.

Vit Wagner, book columnist. Email: Geoff Pevere, book columnist. Email:


USA Today

Voice Literary Supplement, Village Voice, 36 Cooper Square, New York NY 10003-4846; 212-475-3300; Fax: 212-475-8944. Web: http://www.village Staff listing: Zach Baron, Senior Associate Editor, blogs book reviews. Updated 2/09.


Wall Street Journal

Washington Post Book World, 1150 15th Street N.W., Washington, DC 20071; 202-334-6000; Fax: 202-334-7502. Email: Web: Book World web: Editor info: You can email staff members via that web page. The Post also provides a guide to all the DC area bookstores. Updated 2/09.

Marie Arana, Book Editor. Email: Jabari Asim, Deputy Editor, Book World. Jonathan Yardley, Book Critic; 202-334-7883; Email: Michael Dirda, Book Critic. Email: Dennis J. Drabelle, Mysteries Editor. He also writes the Book Notes column. Ron Charles, Fiction Critic and Senior Editor. Elizabeth Ward, Children's Books. Email: She reviews many children's books. She also works at the copy desk for foreign stories. Washington Times, 3600 New York Avenue NE, Washington DC 20002-1947; Main phone: 202-636-3000. Fax: 202-832-2235. Web: http://www. Updated 2/09.

Carol Herman, Books Editor. Email: Jennifer Harper, Media Issues Reporter; 202-636-3085. Email: She also covers book publishing. Don't send review copies. She doesn't do reviews, but she does cover interesting publishing stories if you have one to tell. Send her information on your innovations. Daniel Wattenberg, Arts & Entertainment Editor; 202-636-3227. Email: Westchester Journal-News, One Gannett Drive, White Plains NY 10604; 914-694-9300; Fax: 914-696-8396. Web: Editors: They don't have a book editor, but their monthly Mind section features many books and authors. They only review local authors. Updated 7/07.

Mary Dolan, Life&Style Editor; 914-694-5070; Fax: 914-696-8122. Robert Heisler, Entertainment Editor; 914-694-3507. Kathy McClusky, Arts/Events Editor; 914-694-5074.

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