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Want to submit to Drizzle?

Please note: we no longer accept reviews by pitch. 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 are looking for:

Long-form Book Reviews:

  • of books by authors that identify as queer, female, people of color, disabled or chronically ill, etc. or are works in translation
  • previously unpublished
  • between 500-1000 words
  • books may be in any genre, and we particularly enjoy captivating non-fiction, graphic novels, or hybrid works
  • we only publish 2-3 long reviews a month; as such, we are particularly interested in publishing long reviews that do the work a shorter review can’t do – i.e. play with the review form, dive deep into analysis of the text, or are particularly beautiful to read
  • you can see examples of experimental reviews we’ve published here and here.

Micro-reviews

  • of books by authors that identify as queer, female, people of color, disabled or chronically ill, etc. or are works in translation
  • previously unpublished
  • between 100 and 250 words
  • micro-reviews will be published as part of a bimonthly round-up of books we love – similar to our Recommended Reading lists
  • we are looking for regular contributors to these lists; if you are interested in contributing on a regular basis, please send us an email at drizzlereview[at]gmail[dot]com

Essays:

  • on subjects relating to literature, diversity & translation (if you have a piece you think may work for Drizzle that doesn’t fall into these categories, feel free to send us your essay with a sentence or two on why you feel it fits our mission)
  • between 1000-3000 words
  • Surprise us — we are looking for essays that captivate, provide insight, introduce up-and-coming¬†authors or take a look at an old work in a new way. We want to hear your voice. If it’s exciting to you, it will likely be exciting to us as well.
  • NOTE: We would love to see personal essays on your reading life or experience as it pertains to diversity in lit! Don’t be afraid to send us a piece if it falls in the personal essay category.

Interviews:

  • from under-represented authors, translators, or artists with a literary flair
  • between 750-1500 words (if you have an audio file, feel free to send that alongside the transcribed interview)
  • include links to a selection of published works from the featured author/artist/translator

To submit: please email drizzlereview[at]gmail[dot]com and include a brief bio (1-3 sentences). We hope to review your submissions in less than 30 days. If we haven’t read and responded to your submission after that time, please send a follow-up query.

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 drizzlereview@gmail.com 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 (i.e. a work in translation, written by queer authors, women, differently abled people, POC, etc).