Wanted: Guest Posts for Tolkien Reading Event (March 2017)

Tolkien Reading Event 2017

During March 2017, Pages Unbound will be running our fourth Tolkien Reading Event.  Every year on March 25, the Tolkien Society celebrates Tolkien Reading Day, and we like to expand on the event by hosting several days’ worth of Tolkien-related content.  We have had some wonderful guest posts in the past and would like to invite you to submit a guest post this year.

Update: The Tolkien Society has announced that the 2017 theme will be Poetry and Songs in Tolkien’s Fiction.

Post Options

The Tolkien Reading Event is open to a wide variety of posts.  In previous events, we have featured everything from book reviews to quizzes to serious literary criticism.   Pitch us an idea for any type of post you would like!  You can also review books and movies that have been featured before; we love new perspectives! See a full list of past posts here.

If you need ideas, we are particularly open to posts about:

  • the official theme: poetry and songs in Tolkien’s fiction
  • any aspect of The Silmarillion
  • the art of Middle-Earth
  • a tour of your Tolkien collection (books or merchandise)
  • The Story of Kullervo (or Tolkien and the Kalevala)
  • Tolkien’s influence on other fantasy works
  • Tolkien’s villains
  • your personal journey reading Tolkien
  • reviews of books about (not by) Tolkien
  • reflections on Tolkien’s “minor” works (Farmer Giles of Ham, Smith of Wooton Major, Roverandom)


If you are interested in participating, please fill out the Google form below.  We will begin the event on Monday, March 20, and so would like to receive guest posts by March 13.  We will contact everyone with final details around that time (such as what day your guest post will be scheduled).  Please feel free to spread the word to fellow Tolkien fans!

Update: We had a couple questions about post length. We have no specific target length, just however long you feel you need to address the topic.

*LOTR clip art by Nesca at CuteGraphicSupply.

25 thoughts on “Wanted: Guest Posts for Tolkien Reading Event (March 2017)

  1. saraletourneau says:

    Reblogged this on Sara Letourneau's Official Website & Blog and commented:
    Calling all Tolkienites! Pages Unbound is looking for bloggers, readers, and writers who are interested in participating in next year’s Tolkien Reading Event. The 2016 edition in March featured a fantastic mix of Tolkien-related book reviews, discussion posts, and fun quizzes. (Example: I discovered my Hobbit name!) I was also on one several bloggers who was interviewed for their Tolkien Talks series, and I really enjoyed answering Briana and Krysta’s questions and chatting about Tolkien and his stories with their readers.

    If you’d like to take part in the 2017 Tolkien Reading Event, follow this reblog to Pages Unbound’s original post and fill out their online form. 🙂


  2. Risa says:

    I’ve signed up for this. Considering I’m doing a read-along of LotR in 2017, I thought this would be a nice in-between stop to make. 🙂


  3. Nandini Bharadwaj says:

    I’d be delighted to sign up, but I’m not able to submit the form. I tried refreshing it a few times and even logged into my Google account and tried again, but it still wouldn’t work. Has the time for entry expired? Is there any way I can get in touch?


  4. Jenna @ Falling Letters says:

    I think I will actually be around to participate this year! I’ll sign up once I know for sure 🙂


  5. Jackie B @ Death by Tsundoku says:

    This is my first year following your blog, so I think I’ll be an observer this year and see what happens. That will give me a good idea for what this might be like in 2018 when I *do* participate. 🙂 I’ll make certain to spread the love on Twitter, though.


Leave a Reply! We'd love to read your thoughts!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.