Membership

Criticism has never been a more vital and necessary force than it is today. Working critics can join the NBCC to share resources and help us celebrate the art and craft of book criticism. Learn more about NBCC membership.

The freelancer’s spreadsheet, long a members-only resource that lists editor contacts and pitching guidelines for more than 80 publications that cover books, is now public. You can find the spreadsheet here.

Current Membership Benefits

  1. Membership Directory

    Find and communicate with NBCC members

    Nan Cohen
    published a review on February 22, 2022

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    Jenessa Abrams
    published a review on January 1, 1970

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    Dan Kubis
    published a review on September 12, 2022

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    Dana Wilde
    published a review on August 6, 2021

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    Amy Reardon
    published a review on January 31, 2022

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  2. Happy Hours and Resources

    During virtual happy hours, NBCC members share resources, tips, and book recommendations, and connect with other members across the country passionate about criticism and the literary world.
    Freelancer’s Guide
  3. NBCC Newsletter

    Explore NBCC history with scans of newsletters dating back to 1975, including awards deliberations and messages from past board members.
    NBCC Newsletter
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Agni

$20 for a 1-year subscription (regular price $23)
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The Common

15% discount on any subscription

Kenyon Review

$10 off any subscription
$25 for a 1-year subscription (regular price $35)
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$75 for a 3-year subscription (regular price $85)

Poetry

50% off a one-year subscription to Poetry magazine.

A Public Space

20% off anything, including subscriptions.

Tin House

20% off books.

Bookforum

1 year/5 issues for $15.00 in the US (regular price $18)

Harper’s

12 issues for $10.50. Subscribe now and save 87% off the cover price. Plus, you’ll get access to the harpers.org archive of every issue since 1850. Special offer valid only for members of the National Book Critics Circle.

New England Review

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$55 for a 2-year subscription

Ploughshares

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Poets & Writers

6 issues for $12 (down from $14.95).

Publishers Weekly

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Virginia Quarterly Review

20% off anything in their store, including subscriptions.