2018 Raven Chronicles Pushcart Prize Nominations


The editors of Raven Chronicles, A Journal of Art, Literature & The Spoken Word, are pleased to announce our nominations for the 2018 Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses series, the prize chosen by Pushcart Press that anthologizes the best of the small presses publishing this year. The editors of Raven Chronicles nominate the following writers for their work published in Vol. 24 and Vol. 25, in 2017.

From Vol. 25, November, 2017: Balancing Acts—

1. Fiona Farrell, “Decline and Fall on Savage Street”— Novel Excerpt, pgs. 57-68. Novel excerpt from Decline and Fall on Savage Street, Penguin Random House, New Zealand, 2017.

2. Edward Harkness “Neighborhood Crows”— poem, pgs. 22-23.

3. Nic Low, “Ear to the Ground”— essay, pgs 77-90. “Ear to the Ground,” first published in longer form in Griffith Review 35: Surviving, January, 2012 (https://griffithreview.com/articles/ear-to-the-ground/).

From Vol. 24, June, 2017: HOME—

4. Diane Glancy, “It Is Over There by That Place, A Remix of English Influenced by the Loss of the Native Language”— essay, pg. 120-122.

5. Tom Hunley, “Tom Tripped On A Loose Stair And An Angelic Choir Sounded Like Falling Rain”— poem, pg. 130.

6. John Olson, “Yesterday’s Rain”— essay, pgs. 165-168.

Reading & Reception for Raven Chronicles, Vol. 25: Balancing Acts

RAVEN CHRONICLES PRESS  & JACK STRAW CULTURAL CENTER
A Reading & Reception for Raven Chronicles Journal Vol. 25, Balancing Acts
December 15, 2017, Friday, 7:00pm., Free
Jack Straw Cultural Center, 4261 Roosevelt Way N.E., University District, Seattle

MC Anna Bálint
Readings by: Avis Adams, Kathleen Alcalá,
Deborrah Corr, Anne Frantilla, Ed Harkness, Thomas Hubbard, Paul Hunter, Jed Myers, Heidi Seaborn, Willie Smith. & Recovery Café’s Safe Place Writing Circle readers: vivan linder levi, Dana Nelson Dudley.

Raven Chronicles Journal Vol. 25: writers and artists examine the theme “Balancing Acts,” how we live our life, fully, and maintain our relationship with the earth/planet and the diversity of life on it. Biodiversity is balance in the dance of nature. Edited by: Anna Bálint, Phoebe Bosché, Matt Briggs, Paul Hunter, Doug Johnson. The U.S. contributors in this Balancing Acts-themed Journal live in seventeen states—Washington, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, California, Oregon, Illinois, New Jersey, , Virginia, Idaho, New York, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Alabama, Wisconsin, Florida, Washington, D.C.; and 52% are from Washington State. Contributors, particularly visual artists, also hail from ten countries—U.S., Germany, Colombia, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Canada, Chile, Singapore. There are 58 illustrations/artworks in Vol. 25. We are pleased to present the work of a selection of established and emerging writers from New Zealand as part of the Sister Cities Program, a collaboration between Seattle and Christchurch, New Zealand.

Raven Chronicles is indebted to our 2017 co-sponsors for partial funding of our programs: Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture; 4Culture/King County Lodging Tax; ARTSWA/Washington State Arts Commission with NEA Project Support; and Jack Straw Cultural Center/Joan Rabinowitz, for co-sponsoring Raven readings, and for unflagging support for writers, literary groups, and music artists. And all Raven subscribers and donors.

Contact Information: ravenchronicles.org; 206.941.2955; editors@ravenchronicles.org,
Mailing address: 15528 12th Ave. NE, Shoreline, WA 98155