Drizzle is a site dedicated to the celebration of a diverse literary culture — we publish short essays, interviews, book reviews, and reading lists that promote literary diversity and the work of under-represented authors from around the globe.
Drizzle began its life in Olympia, WA as the solo project of editor-in-chief Rebecca Valley, but has since developed into a blossoming community of contributing editors and reviewers. Our new home base is in western Massachusetts, but our editors and contributors live in Michigan, Oregon, California, and beyond.
We focus our attention on translations and books by queer authors, women, and people of color because we believe in the power of reading from a variety of perspectives. This, of course, is a complicated task — it is our mission not to tokenize authors and their work, but rather to intentionally include these books in critical conversation precisely because they are such an incredible, often untapped resource. We promote work that is beautiful, innovative, takes us to new places, and makes us question and reconsider our beliefs.
We read poetry, creative non-fiction, fiction of all genres, graphic novels, and hybrid works — any and all books that fit our parameters and are worth a second read. It’s our mission to advocate for work that deserves a wider audience, and we hope to build a community of readers to help us achieve that goal.