Good advice from Alyse Bensel (along with four points of advice) in the Los Angeles Review. (especially for us journals always looking for a few good reviewers):
The course transformed the way I thought of myself as a writer. For the first time, at the AWP Bookfair, talking to presses and journals with a clear purpose in mind, I felt like a literary citizen. Someone who cared and contributed to this thriving, vibrant community. A cliché maybe, but nonetheless still true.
To read more, go http://losangelesreview.org/book-reviewing-primer/.