The Avery Review


The Avery Review seeks out reviews and critical essays on books, buildings, and other architectural media, broadly defined. Our essays are typically 2,500-4,000 words in length. We ask that all essays have some object of review at their core (whether book, building, project, or idea), and that authors engage with the work of others rather than addressing their own design or scholarly work. We like stylish, concise, and accessible writing, and we invite our contributors to experiment with tone and format as suits their topic. Most of all, we hope to publish pieces that are consequential and earnestly felt. We also welcome responses to the essays that have already been published.

Whether a pitch for a review or a long-form think piece, we welcome your thoughts—with the simple request that they critically engage the work of someone else. Please send all submissions, queries, and comments to editors@averyreview.com.


We’re eager to hear what our readers are thinking about, and in the spirit of spurring public conversation, here are a few things that have been on the editors’ minds (and which we’d enjoy receiving pieces about):