Requesting a Review

Joyfully Jay is happy to accept requests for review.  We read and review a variety of LGBTQ romance and try to include all sexualities and gender identities under the rainbow. While we primarily review adult romance, we also do occasionally review LGBTQ fiction and non-fiction, as well as YA romance. We generally do not review books that are exclusively m/f romance without an LGBTQ component unless it is part of a larger series that also includes LGBTQ pairings.

If you are interested in submitting a book for review, please complete the following form:

Review Request Form

A form to request a book review from Joyfully Jay

  • Please indicate name of Publisher or use "self published"
  • Indicate number of pages or number of words
  • Please use the following format: MM/DD/YY
  • Please indicate relevant subgenres, including all that apply: Contemporary, historical, paranormal, fantasy, menage, BDSM, futuristic/science fiction, steampunk, holiday, western, non-fiction, general fiction, young adult, alternate world, etc.
  • Please provide any additional information we need to consider your request for review.


You can also email Jay at Please include the following information in your message:

  • Book title, author, and publisher
  • Book length (page or word count)
  • Book blurb or summary
  • Relevant genre or other key

It is not necessary to send a copy of the book with your request.

At Joyfully Jay we are lucky enough to receive a large number of requests for review, typically upwards of 160 a month. Unfortunately, we are only able to review a fraction of these, even with eight dedicated reviewers. A list of potential review books is distributed to our reviewers once or twice a week and Jay will contact you directly if we are able to take your book on for review. It may be a week or more before a decision is made depending on reviewer schedules. Thanks for your understanding!

While we do make every effort to review all books we receive for review purposes, on rare occasions we may be unable to review a book we have accepted for various reasons. However, we do review the vast majority of the books we accept.

Please note that Joyfully Jay will not accept any books for review with a ratings requirement of any kind. This includes requirements to only run reviews of a certain rating during tours or promotional events.

Feel free to email me if you have any questions. Thanks! Jay

(Note: As of 6/12/14 we are no longer directly contacting authors if we are unable to take a book on for review. This will allow us to keep the book available for consideration by our reviewers for a longer period of time, increasing the likelihood that someone will be able to review it. If we are able to accept your book, Jay will contact you directly.)