VIRAL LOAD is a review project dedicated to giving a second promotional cycle to books affected negatively by the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is a list of titles available for review.

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Submissions & Info


Due to a surplus of submissions I am unfortunately going to have to cap the amount of reviews published in the anthology. I will publish 30 of the reviews in print, and in the back I will include a list of all of the titles and their publishers. I am sorry not to be able to include every one of them! I am just one woman!

Please note the following submission guidelines:


- 1-3 pages

- keep in mind that this project is meant to support authors struggling with new releases during the pandemic and although you are invited to engage honestly and critically with the work, this is not a time to pan a book

- all rights remain with you if you would like to submit your review for publication elsewhere (but do let them know it's been published here in case that goes against their own guidelines)

- if you are excerpting more than a line of the work please ask the author for permission

- .docx or paste your text in the body of an email, no .pdfs

- titles in red have been claimed for review!

- I will edit for clarity & consistency and all edits will be forwarded in advance for approval

All reviews due June 1 2022 for publication in October 2022. Feel free to review books scheduled for release any time prior to the deadline!


  1. Fuse by Hollay Ghadery

  2. We, Jane by Aimee Wall

  3. Once More, With Feeling by Sophie mccreesh

  4. Poetry is Queer by Kirby

  5. Like a Boy but Not a Boy by andrea bennett

  6. Happy Hour by Marlowe Granados

  7. Hell Light Flesh by Klara du Plessis

  8. Permanent Carnival Time by Colin Smith

  9. I will be more myself in the next world by Matsuki Masutani

  10. Subjects We Left Out by Naomi Washer

  11. The Apology by Christian TeBordo

  12. thick skin by N/A Oparah

  13. Letters in a Bruised Cosmos by Liz Howard

  14. The World is Mostly Sky by Sarah Ens

  15. Laser Moose and Rabbit Boy: As the Deer Flies by Doug Savage

  16. The World of Dew and Other Stories by Julian Smith

  17. Equipoise by Katie Zdybel

  18. Big Reader by Susan Olding

  19. What We Think We Know by Aaron Schneider

  20. Evie of the Deepthorn by André Babyn

  21. A Number of Stunning Attacks by Jessi MacEachern

  22. Shared Universe by Paul Vermeersch

  23. The Bones Are There by Kate Sutherland

  24. Butter Honey Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi

  25. Chainsaw Poems by Giacomo Pope

  26. The New Frontiers of Conceptual Art by Trevor Abes

  27. Tiny Ruins by Nicole Haldoupis

  28. The Bridge by Keith Maillard

  29. Tangled & Cleft by Matt Robinson

  30. Assassin by Ryan Madej

  31. Think of How Old We Could Get by tyler engström

  32. Nothing Will be Different by Tara McGowan-Ross

  33. Suture by Nicole Brewer

  34. The Most Precious Substance on Earth by Shashi Bhat

  35. Nowadays Lonelier by Carmella Grey-Cosgrove

  36. From Thistles to Cowpies by Jill Martin

  37. Murmurations by Annick MacAskill

  38. I Can Hear You, Can You Hear Me? by Natasha Nolan

  39. Life is Like Canadian football and Other Authentic Folk Songs by Henry Adam Svec

  40. Even So by Lauren B. Davis

  41. The Girl Who Could Fly by Ian Roy

  42. Personal Attention Role-play by Helen Chau Bradley

  43. The Good Arabs and Knot Body by Eli Tareq

  44. Vancouver Island Wildlife by Catherine Babault

  45. Ghost Face by Greg Santos

  46. The Loudest Things by Josh Adam Levy

  47. Not in Vain You’ve Sent Me Light by Cora Sire

  48. Other Mothers’ Funerals by Jessica Anne Robinson

  49. Memory Keeper by Dawn C Hill

  50. The Ghost in the House by Sara O’Leary

  51. The Silk the Moths Ignore by Bronwen Tate

  52. Lens Flare by derek beaulieu

  53. Frost & Pollen by Helen Hajnoczky

  54. On Nostalgia by David Berry

  55. Resilience is Futile by Julie LaLonde

  56. Dream of No One But Myself by David Bradford

  57. The City That is Leaving Forever by Rahat Kurd

  58. Whimsy by Shannon McLeod

  59. Ejecta by Justin Million

  60. Sulfurtongue by Rebecca Salazar Leon

  61. Notes from a Wood-Paneled Basement by Alan ten-Hove

  62. Seeking Shade by Frances Boyle

  63. Run Riot by Ash Winters

  64. The Shade Tree by Theresa Shea

  65. Full and Plum-Coloured Velvet by Anne Graue

  66. How to Lose Everything by Christa Couture

  67. Washed Away by Shiksha Dheda

  68. The Pain Itself by kevin mcpherson eckhoff

  69. Salaam of Birds by Rachel Neve-Midbar

  70. Her Kind by Cindy Veach

  71. The Water Engine by Ankh Spice

  72. Alone: A Love Story by Michelle Parise

  73. Good Morning to Everyone Except Men Who Name Their Dogs Zeus by Lonnie Stabile

  74. Mostly Human by Sheila Squillante

  75. Horizon by Jasmine Flowers

  76. On Opium by Carlyn Zwarenstein

  77. The Fool by Jessie Jones

  78. Pickpocket by Karen Spafford-Fitz

  79. Double Self Portrait by James Rob Lindsay

  80. The Only Card in a Deck of Knives by Lauren Turner

  81. Cephalopography by Rasiqra Revulva

  82. Girl Minus X by Anne L Stone

  83. Stella Atlantis by Susan Perly

  84. The Shadow List by Jen Sookfong Lee

  85. All the Animals on Earth by Mark Sampson

  86. You, Me, Then Snow by Khashayar Mohammadi

  87. I’m Good and Other Lies by Bev Katz Rosenbaum

  88. Sophia Lethe Talks Doxodox Down by Robert Savino Oventile & Sandy Florian

  89. The Spectacular by Zoe Whittall

  90. Squelch Procedures by MLA Chernoff

  91. Aether: A Out-of-Body Lyric by Catherine Graham

  92. Radium Girls by Sofi Papamarko

  93. Monster Child by Rahela Nayebzadah

  94. barangay by adrian de leon

  95. The Endless Garment by Marguerite Pigeon

  96. Wave Forms and Doom Scrolls by Daniel Scott Tysdal

  97. Everything Turns Away by Michelle Berry

  98. Dear Diaspora by Susan Nguyen

  99. Broken Dawn Blessings by Adam Sol

  100. Congratulations, Rhododendrons by Mary Germaine

  101. Palm Lines and Below Torrential Hill by Jonathan Koven

  102. Forever in Transition by Kevin Bertolero

  103. The Last Bridge is Home by Todd Whelpley

  104. Daydreams, Obsessions, Realities by Matthew McGuirk

  105. Problematica by George Murray

  106. Masses on Radar by David O'Meara

  107. Unbecoming by Neil Surkan

  108. Side Effects May Include Strangers by Dominik Parisien

  109. The Retreat by Elisabeth de Mariaffi

  110. Moldovan Hotel by Leah Horlick

  111. Entering Sappho by Sarah Dowling

  112. Exhibitionist by Molly Cross-Blanchard

  113. If We Had a Lemon We'd Throw it and Call That the Sun by Christopher Citro

  114. Hallelujah Science by Kelli Stevens Kane

  115. The Handsome Man by Brad Casey

  116. Sample Platter by Vannessa Barnier

  117. Listen My Friend; This is the Dream I Dreamed Last Night by Cody-Rose Clevidence

  118. Antonyms for Daughter by Jenny Boychuk

  119. The Tantramar Re-Vision by Kevin Irie

  120. Breath, Like Water by Norah Bowman

  121. Burning Province by Michael Prior

  122. I Know Something You Don't Know and Unlocking by Amy Leblanc

  123. Uncertain Acrobats by Rebecca Hart Olander

  124. the correct fury of your why is a mountain by Kevin Andrew Heslop

  125. Call Me Stan by Kevin Wilson

  126. Sophia Lethe Talks Doxodox Down by Robert Oventile

  127. In the Beggarly Style of Imitation by Jean Marc Ah-Sen

  128. Disintegration in Four Parts by Jean Marc Ah-Sen

  129. We Shed Our Skin Like Dynamite by Conyer Clayton


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