(Okay, these are mostly anticipated questions.)
What are your review guidelines?
Anything available to the public can potentially be reviewed. We’re particularly interested in things that have been commercially published, but self-published works and stories on online “archive” sites are all potential candidates.
Can I send you something to review?
Yes, although there’s no guarantee we’ll review it, especially in a timely fashion.
Do you have policies about negative reviews?
Sort of. While negative reviews can be fun to both read and write—and C&Q isn’t against publishing them—we think the best thing a review can do for readers is to turn them on to something terrific they might have otherwise missed. It’s worth critiquing things from commercial publishers, even when the critique is mixed or even negative. But calling attention to something bad that people would likely otherwise have missed is just being mocking, and we’re not interested in playing that game.
Do you have ratings or subject matter limitations for reviews?
Again, sort of. We recognize that there’s a lot of sexual material in furry fandom and that sometimes it’s worth paying special attention to non-sexy stuff that can get overlooked, but there’s a lot of terrific stuff that happens to have sex scenes. Tentatively we’ve come up with this formulation: is the sex there to serve the story, or is the story there to serve the sex? The former is more interesting to us than the latter. For all the grey areas that (intentionally) leaves, just ask. We’ll let you know.
What kinds of articles are you loooking for?
Please take a look at our submission guidelines.
How can I send you an article idea or something to review?
Use the contact form on the submission guidelines page.
Do you accept fiction or poetry?
Not at this time.
Do you have a conflict of interest policy?
As of yet, not formally. If you review a work that includes contributors who are also contributors to C&Q, we need a disclosure. (And of course you can’t review an anthology you’re a contributor to.)
What happened to the original C&Q “magazine” format?
It was a great idea in theory, but in practice a more conventional blog system—and one that can be updated by more than one person, which the old system couldn’t—is going to be easier to maintain and use.
Will you ever publish fiction?
We have nothing to announce at this time.