Want to submit to Drizzle?
We are open to submissions! You can find a frequently-updated list of titles we’d like to cover here. Please submit completed pieces using the submission guidelines below — we no longer accept pitches.
What Drizzle Is:
We are a book review site that celebrates under-represented authors. Our reviews cover work by authors who are: Black, Indigenous, people of color, LGBTQIA+, women, disabled, chronically ill, rural and economically disenfranchised. We acknowledge that this list is not exhaustive. We welcome authors who live at the intersection of any or all of these categories. We especially want to uplift works in translation and books by Native authors, trans and non-binary authors, and authors with disabilities.
What Drizzle Does:
We publish reviews by contributors from all over the globe. We occasionally publish short essays and interviews, too. Anyone can be a contributor if: 1) you like to read books and 2) you want to talk about it!
How Drizzle Does it:
We love book reviews! Currently, we’re focusing on micro-reviews. These are quick and punchy reviews between 150-300 words, just long enough to give someone a taste of what the book is about and why they should read it. Micro-Reviews will be published as part of a bimonthly round-up of books we love – similar to our Recommended Reading lists.
We also accept long-form reviews (500-1200 words) on a rolling basis. For these reviews, we are looking for writers to actively challenge the review form, whatever that means for you. You can read examples of experimental reviews we love here, here, and here.
Essays (1000-3000 words) and interviews (750-1500 words) can also be submitted on a rolling basis — for these pieces, we accept pitches!
If you’re interested in contributing, please send us an email at drizzlereview[at]gmail[dot]com. We hope to respond to your submission within 30 days; if you don’t hear from us, please send a follow-up query after 30 days have passed. At this time, we are not able to pay reviewers for their contribution, but will happily promote their work on social media.
Do you have a book we should be reading?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your review request.
Please include the name of the book, the author, publication date, and a brief description of how the book fits our requirements.