Submission Form for Review Requests & Promo Spots

Thanks for your interest in GraveTells!

We will be happy to consider your book for review once you complete the following form. Please fill out as many fields as possible so that we can most accurately gauge our ability to match you with an ideal reviewer. Before submitting any work for review, please read our Review Policy. By submitting your work for submission, you verify that you have read, understand, and accept our review policy.

GraveTells only accepts review requests via this form, NOT via email or the Contact Page!

… so if you are unable to use the form below, you can contact us to let us know. Submissions sent via the Contact Page or email will not be accepted, but we will work with you to help resolve the difficulty and possibly provide you with an alternate way to submit your work for review.  Thanks for understanding!  <3






Let us know whether you’re submitting your own book or are submitting it on behalf of an author you represent.

If you are NOT the Author stated in the form below, please let us know who you are so there is no confusion.

Your contact email



Please give the name of the series here.

Please tell us where in the series the book takes place.

Please choose an option other than “Not sure” if possible. This helps the reviewers know how much time they need to set aside to read the book.

Note: We feature a good number of self-published and indie works, so this is just for reviewer information and does not necessarily decide whether or not the book will be chosen for review. Different reviewers prefer different types of books and we want to match you up with someone who will best identify with your work.

… or the date the book was originally published…

Check all genres and sub-genres you believe are applicable to the book you are submitting.
If you choose “Other”, please explain in the “Additional Information” field at the bottom of this form.
* Be sure your book contains at least a nominal romance element. GT does not review stories that do not involve a romance of some kind.

What time period is the story set in?
If you choose “Other”, please explain in the “Additional Information” field at the bottom of this form.
* Please note that GraveTells currently does not review historicals unless they are set in a fantasy world. So a sci-fi romance set in an barbarian world that resembles Ancient Rome is fine, but a Highland historical or Regency would be out of our scope.

Choose all themes prevalent in the book you are submitting.
If you choose “Other”, please explain in the “Additional Information” field at the bottom of this form.

Choose the overall tone you believe best describes the book you are submitting.
If you choose “Other”, please explain in the “Additional Information” field at the bottom of this form.

Choose the target age group or market for the book you are submitting.
If you choose “Other”, please explain in the “Additional Information” field at the bottom of this form.
* Please note that GraveTells does not review Young Adult fiction.

Select the heat level that best describes the book you are submitting.
If you choose “Other”, please explain in the “Additional Information” field at the bottom of this form.
* Note that GraveTells does not usually review inspirational romance. If your book contains closed-door sex scenes, please be honest. It would be better for us to choose not to review a story than go in with incorrect expectations.

Choose the primary sexual orientation of the main characters in the book you are submitting. This pertains specifically to the central couple or group.
If you choose “Other”, please explain in the “Additional Information” field at the bottom of this form.

Choose all the various kinds of kink participated in by the main characters (couple or group) in the book you are submitting. This pertains specifically to the central couple or group, but if a significant scene involving a different kink is present in the story and does not involve the main characters, add that under “Other”
If you choose “Other”, please explain in the “Additional Information” field at the bottom of this form.

Does this work prominently feature any specific ethnicity, culture, or religion? This question is solely to identify reviewer comparability.

Please provide an overview or blurb of the content and style of your book here. We’re not looking for spoilers, only general information of what to expect. Feel free to copy the book’s description from its listing on a bookseller site.
You can specify genres above, but feel free to elaborate here.

The excerpt should be between 1000 and 2000 words. We’re looking for representation of your writing style and the characterization of at least one of your main characters.

Choose “no” if you are just requesting a promotional spot.
* Please note that GraveTells gives promo priority to books for which we also have access to review copies.

If you choose “Other”, please explain in the “Additional Information” field at the bottom of this form.

If you would like us to publish your review within a specific time frame, state it here as accurately as possible. Please let us know if this time frame is a requirement for us accepting your review.

If your book is being published in more than one type of media (for example: hardcover and ebook), please list all types here.
If the different types of media are being published on different dates, please also try to provide us with these individual dates.
If your book has already been released in any format, or is a re-release, please tell us when the original publication date was and what type of media it published as.


Feel free to select more than one type of Guest Spot above.

If you are interested in appearing on GT for a publicity spot, check all the options above that interest you most, then explain in more detail in the “Additional Information” box at the field of this form.

*NOTE: We typically only do Q&A/Interviews for books/authors that we have reviewed, so please be willing to do a guest blog of some sort and do not request a GT-facilitated interview. We’ll let ya know if we want to do an interview! 😉

If you would like to participate in/host a GraveTells give-away for our readers, choose Yes above. We don’t have to talk details until the post is ready to go.
*Note: GT reserves the right to not offer a giveaway even if requested by the author. We’ve found that flooding the blog with too many giveaways takes value away from the prize and the post, and we don’t want to negatively impact any of our contributing authors or readers.

Let us know how you found us! Feel free to add as many sources as are applicable. =)


You should receive an auto-response with more information about your submission almost immediately.  If you don’t, check your spam folder and be sure to add “davincikittie@gravetells.com” to your spam filter’s accepted email list so you don’t miss any communications from us! If we choose to review your book, it can take anywhere from 1-3 months for the review to be posted.  If you have a strict timeline or are looking to have a title reviewed to coincide with a specific release date, it’s best to pre-plan by at least 2 months we so can be sure to find the right reviewer for you and make sure s/he has enough time to complete it.

Thanks for your interest!  Have a great day!