Happy Winter Season:
DEADLINE & THEME FOR VOL. 18, #1-2, SUMMER, 2013, PRINT ISSUE
THEME: "WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO."
Theme: human behavior, rather than animal or plant behaviors, boils down to action, to human activity: "Why We Do What We Do." That's what makes it so damn interesting. Whether it's bungee jumping, going to war, singing in the shower, peeling an orange, trekking through the desert, throwing a tantrum, drinking sherry in secret, making tortillas, or Saturday night sex, it's all of it behavior, and all of it triggered by/in response to various mixes of cultural norms, social pressures, personal history, survival instincts, genetics, and brain chemistry!! In contrast, character—whether personal, cultural, national (whatever) — is a subjective assessment (of worth/lack of worth) based on behavior—i.e., the things a person, or nation, does or doesn't do.
ALSO: Seeking Writing/Art on regular features/themes:
Cultural Geography (translations); Food & Culture;
Family Corvidae; Nature Writing; Odes to Persons, Places & Things;
Poetics/Interviews; Rants, Raves & Reviews; Spoken Word
SUBMISSION DEADLINES: Jan. 1, 2013-March 15, 2013
Publication: Summer, 2013
Poetry: Thomas Hubbard
Fiction: Kathleen Alcala, Stephanie Lawyer
Non-Fiction: Anna Balint
Read specifics below for submission procedures.
We accept online submissions year-long for specific sections:
Food and Culture, Book Reviews, Nature Writing, and Northwest Writing.
E-mail us if you have questions about procedures.
General Submission Guidelines for Print Issues
The Raven Chronicles publishes work which reflects the cultural diversity of the Pacific Northwest, Canada, and other areas of America.
We promote art, literature and the spoken word for an audience that is hip, literate, funny, informed, and lives in a society that has
a multicultural sensibility. We publish fiction, talk art/spoken word, poetry, essays, reflective articles, reviews, interviews and
contemporary art. We look for work that reflects the author's experiences, perceptions and insights.
We seek uncommon poetry, fiction, essays, reviews, b/w art, interviews.
We publish work by emerging and veteran writers.
All work submitted must include a SASE (or we cannot return your work or reply to your submissions).
International submissions are welcome via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the following text in your subject line:
Please, no domestic e-mail submissions for our print issues (only for online submissions).
Cover letters should contain your contact information. Send BRIEF bios with submission.
We sometimes publish previously published work: inquire about it.
Simultaneous submissions are NOT accepted. This is a change in our policy.
In each issue we print work related to the following themes/context:
Spoken Word; Poetics (essays or interviews);
Memorials; Literary Recipes;
Odes to Persons, Places & Things;
Mapping the Terrain/Beyond Borders (translations);
Food & Culture; The Northwest.
E-MAIL SUBMISSIONS FOR OUR PRINT ISSUES:
We accept e-mail submissions ONLY from writers/artists living outside the U.S.A.
(Outside the USA e-mail to email@example.com) All other submissions must be mailed to (along with SASE):
The Raven Chronicles
12346 Sand Point Way N.E.
Seattle, WA 98125
IF YOU ARE SUMBITTING MORE THAN ONE GENRE (poetry, prose, non-fiction), mail in separate envelopes.
Different editors read different genres.
Send a maximum of 3 poems at a time. Focus is on content that melds with form - whether traditional or experimental.
Submissions e-mailed from outside USA: E-mail no more than 3 poems attached as RTF or msword.doc. Do not embed work in e-mail message.
Non-Fiction, Fiction & Essays:
On average, submit 10-12 pages, maximum, double-spaced, 12 point type.
Experimental work is always of interest. (Check with us for maximum length. We do print longer pieces.)
Submissions e-mailed from outside USA: E-mail no more than 1 story or essay at a time, attached as RTF or msword.doc.
Do not embed work in email itself.
Rants, Raves, Reviews and Interviews:
Do you have a book you would like to review? Someone you are dying to interview?
PLEASE let us know - we may feel the same way!
Black & White drawings, photos, illustrations, etchings. We are always looking for illustrators for stories, poems.
We are fond of well-drawn Ravens and other birds! Contact us for ideas. Preferred: b/w prints/artwork. E-mail as an attachment:
save as a jpeg for us to look at. If we choose your work, we will contact you about format to submit: Photos will need to be saved as
tiffs, with no compression; chosen photos will be scanned at 200 or 300 dpi for web press; images need to be converted to CMYK
or Grayscale (not RGB or Index).
PAYMENT & ETC.:
All contributors receive at least two copies of the magazine and, sometimes, a small payment, (generally in the $10-$40 range). We try to pay contributors, but this isn't always possible. Payment will be sent after the magazine has been distributed. We do copyright your work (Library of Congress), but all rights remain with you.
We try to respond to submissions within a reasonable period. If you haven't heard within 3 months,
write or email us. Our staff is small and dedicated: we do the best we can!
Revised May 29, 2012.