The Raven Chronicles
15528 12th Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155-6226
Established in 1991, The Raven Chronicles is a Seattle-based literary organization that publishes and promotes artistic work that embodies the cultural diversity and multitude of viewpoints of writers and artists living in the Pacific Northwest and other regions. Raven is dedicated to publishing and disseminating the work of both established and emerging/ underexposed writers/artists. We seek to foster both experimental work and traditional work; to marry the work of traditional storytellers (Native American, Armenian, Latino, etc.) with experimental writers (spoken word/concrete poetry, etc.). With our trans-cultural publications and our website, we attempt to encourage an audience that is hip, literate, informed, and lives in a society that is already multicultural. We promote helping writers and artists reach broader, more diverse audiences in King County, Washington State, the Pacific Northwest, and outside our regional boundaries. Raven is a part of the cultural fabric of the City of Seattle, Puget Sound region, and Raven endeavors to help enrich the cultural makeup of the City and encourage ongoing discussions about what it means to live in a multicultural city and nation.
Raven Chronicles has published hundreds of writers and artists since 1991 (early work by many) including Kathleen Alcala, Sherman Alexie, Alfredo Arreguin, Spike Mafford, Elizabeth Sandvig, Paul Hunter, Rebecca Brown, Shalin Hai-Jew, Peter Pereira, JT Stewart, Judith Roche, Donna Miscolta, Kevin Craft, Shawn Wong, and many others. In 2017, we worked with Seattle City of Literature to publish the work of 6 writers from Seattle's sister city, Christchurch, New Zealand. In 2016, Raven co-sponsored, along with The Seattle Public Library and It's About Time/Writers Reading Series, a "Poets Against Hate" reading at the downtown library, featuring over 50 poets, including Claudia Castro Luna, Seattle's Civic Poet.