HotReview.org is a new on-line forum
for critical writing about the theater. Published by
College Theater Department and edited by Jonathan
the journal welcomes reviews, essays, articles, interviews, dialogues,
aspect of theater,
past or present, with an emphasis on contemporary productions in
New York City.
HotReview.org aims to be the liveliest, most informed and
informative venue for public discussion of New York’s most
vital art. It has been conceived as an antidote to apathy
and as a response to the scarcity of print forums today for serious
theater criticism that appears while the shows under discussion
are still running.
In most cases, we will publish the criticism we receive within a
week of acceptance. We have no predetermined length limits for submissions,
recognizing the extent to which space pressure has fomented a pandemic
of abbreviated thinking in today's magazines and newspapers. By
the same token, our assumption that every article should determine
its own length also means that we happily consider shorter pieces--provided
their brevity clearly derives from critical choice, not glibness
or facile partisanship.
A basic principle of HotReview.org is resistance to the ubiquitous
blurring of the difference between objective commentary and public
relations in our time. We hope to generate an atmosphere of vigorous
expression and lively public debate while also maintaining a value
for independent thinking. To this end, we hope to publish multiple
reviews of the same production and multiple, fervent responses to
HotReview.org articles. We welcome responses by artists--playwrights,
directors, performers, designers, and others--to the criticism
about them that appears in our pages. Our intention is to
foster dialogue where currently only monologue and silence
New content for HotReview.org is posted as it becomes available,
not on a fixed schedule, and past content is stored in our searchable
selected articles will be considered for print publication
by our partner journal Theater, published by the Yale School
of Drama. The authors of these selections will be contacted
and given the chance to revise their pieces for print publication.
Submissions to HotReview.org may be sent electronically
or by regular mail. If submitting electronically, please click to
access our submission form and to review
our writer’s agreement, which
must be accepted before submission. If submitting by mail, please
click on "Submit an article," print
out, click on "I agree" to access the submission form,
and send it along with your article to Jonathan Kalb, editor HotReview.org,
Hunter College, Theater Dept. 695 Park Ave., New York, NY 10021.
HotReview.org welcomes banner advertising and proposals for potential
Web partnerships. Inquiries and all editorial correspondence should
be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.