BYB 089: Write For Book Riot – Making Reading Personal – With Associate Editor, Kelly Jensen

In Editor Interviews by Susan Maccarelli | | 2 Comments

This week we talk to a site about reading and books, that goes way beyond book reviews. Book Riot Associate Editor Kelly Jensen joins Beyond Your Blog to discuss how they accept submissions and new contributors, the unique way they pay writers, and why they don’t publish articles about how to write. If you are interested in becoming a contributor and writing about two posts a month for Book Riot, don’t miss this episode!

Write For Book Riot Making Reading Personal - With Associate Editor Kelly Jensen Beyond Your Blog Podcast 89

The interview includes

  • What makes Book Riot unique in the book blog world
  • What a Book Riot-y’ perspective looks like
  • Demographics for Book Riot’s readers
  • Why they don’t publish pieces about how to write or how to get published and what they DO publish
  • The post format they don’t encourage for your first submission
  • Whether you need to be a book blogger to write for Book Riot
  • 2 ways to submit work to Book Riot
  • How payment to writers works and how you could make money for some time after your post runs
  • The types of blogs that can benefit by joining the Riot Ad Network
  • Contributor volume expectations

Resources (in order of mention)

Feminism For The Real World – Kelly Jensen (2017)

It Happens: A Guide to Contemporary Realistic Fiction for the YA Reader – Kelly Jensen

Stacked Books

100 Must-Read Books Of The American West – Annika Barranti Klein

Exploring BDSM Through Erotica – Patricia Elzie

The Genesis of Science Fiction – James Wallace Harris

Book Riot Podcasts

Writing For Book Riot

The Week’s Most Popular Posts: MAY 23 – 27, 2016 – Kelly Jensen

7 Standalone Novels For Science Fiction Lovers – A.J. O’Connell

7 Standalone Novels For Fantasy Lovers – A.J. O’Connell

A Library Scavenger Hunt For Exploring The Stacks – Sarah S. Davis

3 On A YA Theme – Kelly Jensen’s Weekly Column


Riot Ad Network

Book Riot Live

Book Riot Store

Write for Panels

Book Riot Newsletters


Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

Write For Book Riot - Making Reading Personal - With Associate Editor, Kelly Jensen - Beyond Your Blog Podcast 89

Subscribe to the BYB Podcast!




About the Author

Susan Maccarelli

Susan Maccarelli is the creator of Beyond Your Blog, a site helping bloggers successfully submit their writing for publishing opportunities beyond their personal blogs. She also offers online training and consulting to new bloggers looking for direction on submitting their writing for publication. Susan has interviewed dozens of editors from publications like The New York Times, Huffington Post, Brain, Child, Chicken Soup For The Soul, The Washington Post, and speaks at many respected writing and blogging conferences.

2 Comments on “BYB 089: Write For Book Riot – Making Reading Personal – With Associate Editor, Kelly Jensen”

  1. Since they just added so many new contributors, I wonder if there’s any benefit to waiting a few months before trying to join…?

    1. Hey Freya!

      No need to wait if you’re interested. The same criteria are used for consideration, new pool of contributors taken on or not.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *