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. The press has now turned its focus to poetry chapbooks featuring emerging and established British Columbia poets.


Raven Chapbooks announces the 2024 Poetry Chapbook Contest
Winner and Finalists.. read more ..


2024 Poetry Contest Winner

In the Warm Shallows of What Remains by Andrea Scott

NEW fall 2023 release

doom eager by Karl Meade

INDIGO SERIES 2023/24 Chapbooks

Sentient Stones by Susan McCaslin

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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. I’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 — 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 2024 Poetry Chapbook Contest:

In the Warm Shallows of What Remains by Andrea Scott

Andrea Scott for
In the Warm Shallows of What Remains

Andrea Scott is a mother, writer and teacher living in Victoria, B.C., the traditional territory of the Lekwungen Peoples. Publications include The New Quarterly, The Dalhousie Review, FreeFall, Geist, Arc Poetry Magazine, The Humber Literary Review and The Antigonish Review. She was longlisted for the 2023 Room Poetry Contest and the 2023 CBC Poetry Prize. She won the 2022 Geist Erasure Poetry Contest and was a finalist for the FBCW 2022 Literary Contest and the 2020 CBC Poetry Prize.

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