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Welcome to Run Spot Run

Looking for a good book? You’ve come to the right place. We’re a collective of readers and writers dedicated to finding the best in new books – fiction and nonfiction – and providing thoughtful reviews to guide you through the innumerable choices available. More than anything, we love talking about books, and we welcome your feedback. What are you reading?

Submit Books for Review

Book publishers, publicists and agents are encouraged to send titles for consideration to contemporarylit [at] runspotrun [dotcom]. Please be aware that, due to the large number of review requests, we are unable to consider self-published material.

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If you’re interested in becoming a contributor, please send a note to contemporarylit [at] runspotrun [dotcom]. In it, please describe your writing experience and reading preferences.

Contributors

Jeff Alford

Jeff Alford

Jeff Alford is a critic and book collector based in Denver, CO and the Managing Editor of Run Spot Run. He is a contributor to Kirkus Reviews, Rain Taxi Review of Books and the New Orleans Review and author of the rare books and small press blog www.theoxenofthesun.com.
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Adam Clark

Adam Clark

Adam Clark is a writer and ardent consumer of all things media living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He loves dogs and OED's word-of-the-day and is pleasantly cynical.
Adam Clark
Mark Flanagan

Mark Flanagan

Mark is founder and editor of runspotrun.com. Formerly About.com’s contemporary literature guide, Mark is also a contributor to Kirkus Reviews. He typically refrains from referring to himself in the third person.
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John Formy-Duval

John Formy-Duval

John M. Formy-Duval graduated from the University of North Carolina in the growing distant past; lived two wonderful years in Thailand, courtesy of the US Navy; and spent a career in public school teaching and administration. After retiring, he worked part time in a job which required on-the-job reading! How sweet that was. Retired again, he and his wife travel and read. He has contributed articles to the National Community Education Journal and the NC Association for Community Education. He has written more than 250 reviews of contemporary literature over the past decade.
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Jessica Gribble

Jessica Gribble

Jessica Gribble is an acquisitions editor at an academic book publishing company in Colorado. When she’s not editing, she runs, bikes, camps, and hangs out with her husband and two young kids. In the occasional minute or two left over, she rides her Honda Shadow, roots for the Cleveland Browns, and reads books in the bathtub.
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Alex Yard

Alex Yard

Alex Yard is an ardent book lover and offbeat musician from Boston, Massachusetts. He successfully balances his obsession for salsa dancing with his personal and professional responsibilities.
Alex Yard

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Emily Young

Emily Young

Emily Young is an interior designer and painter. She lives in Denver, CO with her husband and anxious dog.
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