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02 October 2009

Submission Guidelines


We have an arts page in many issues and are happy to receive 300 or 600 word reviews on new books, plays or exhibitions of interest to Friends. We also receive, or can request, review copies of new books so if there is a book you think the Society would be interested, give Clare a call (020 7663 1176) and she can advise on whether it is already being reviewed; send you the review copy if we have it; or request one if we haven’t.


If there is a book or video which you think The Friend should review, we should be glad to receive a review copy, or to be told of it so that we can request a copy from the publisher.

Becoming a reviewer

If you are interested in reviewing books for us, or know someone who might be, do let us know, including an indication of areas of interest. While reviewers are unpaid, they do keep the review copy!

If the book is bad

If we send you a book which, on reading, you do not believe to be of value or of interest to readers of The Friend, please let us know: don't struggle over reviewing no-good books.


If possible, find out whether there are photos available for press use of the exhibition you are reviewing and ask for them to be sent to

Further information is available on the following topics:

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Letters to the editor


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A testimony to Love
Judy Kirby, Editor
Circles of silence
Gerard Benson
A view of Quakers
David Wood
Testimony to peace
Helen Steven
Middle East witness
Ann Wright
Peace for all
Stephen Hanvey
Living the testimonies
Helen Drewery
Harvey Gillman
Testimony to Equality
Jonathan Dale
Committed relationships
Phil Lucas
Quaker thought in literature
Marina Lewycka
Quaker thought in poetry
Gerard Benson
Ros Smith
Marian Liebmann
Equality and social justice
Belinda Hopkins
Testimony to Simplicity
Jan Arriens and Marion McNaughton
Laurie Michaelis
Testimony to Truth
Linda Pegler
Integrity in public life
Tony Stoller

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