Raven Chapbooks, an imprint of Rainbow Publishers
Salt Spring Island
138 McAllister Road
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. A poetry chapbook contest is held each year, with the winning manuscript published the following spring.
Our mandate is to create beautifully designed chapbooks in small editions and to support the poets by providing a launching pad for wider audiences.
The press launched its first chapbook in Spring 2020 with A Curious Happiness in Small Things, the debut collection by Salt Spring Island poet, David Haggart. A second chapbook was published Fall 2020 with Lorraine Gane’s Arc of Light, and a third chapbook was launched in June 2021, with Kyeren Regehr’s Disassembling A Dancer. Zoe Dickinson’s intertidal: poems from the littoral zone launched June 25th, 2022.