Raven Chapbooks

Raven Chapbooks

Raven Chapbooks is an independent press located on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, founded by Diana Hayes.  This family venture first began in the late 1990s as Rainbow Publishers with five full length books published at that time. The press has now turned its focus to poetry chapbooks featuring emerging and established British Columbia poets.


2023 Chapbook Contest Open Now

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This contest is the chance of a lifetime for a poet. What you win is more than simply publication of your work. You win the chance to give your words their best, most beautiful home. Iā€™m a bookseller as well as a poet, and it was my dream to publish a book that I would be proud to stock in my store ā€” a book that was as satisfying an object to hold in my hands as the poems inside were satisfying to write. Raven Chapbooks fulfilled that dream.

Zoe Dickinson, winner of the 2022 Raven Chapbooks contest

Winner of the 2022 Poetry Chapbook Contest:

intertidal: poems from the littoral zone by Zoe Dickinson

Zoe Dickinson for
intertidal: poems from the littoral zone 

Zoe Dickinson is a poet and bookseller from Victoria, British Columbia. Her poetry is rooted in the Pacific coastline, with a focus on local ecology and human relationships with nature. She has been published in literary journals such as Existere, Prairie Fire, and Contemporary Verse 2, and her chapbook, Public Transit, was published in 2015 by Leaf Press. She is the co-Artistic Director of the Planet Earth Poetry Reading Series.

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