Books

Raptor publishes original anthologies of poetry, fiction, and essays under the chapbook series Headspace. Starting with MACK, every issue in the Headspace series will feature exclusively writers and artists of color, with special attention to queer folks, however they identify within the queer field.

I solicit artists and authors worldwide, create submission schedules and deadlines, and edit all accepted pieces for content and style. The editorial process follows that of Raptor Editing guidelines, as in I am here to support your voice.

A big part of Raptor is making sure artists get paid for their work. After production costs are recouped, proceeds from book sales are split amongst contributors and Raptor Editing (so we can make more books), so every piece bought brings support to art and artists across the globe. Chapbooks can be purchased over at our store in both physical and digital editions.

All Raptor Press books are designed in-house. Each piece is hand cut, painted, printed and bound in about 3-6 months. Books in the Headspace series are set in Abadi MT Condensed Light, and each issue is numbered.

If you are interested in submitting art, poetry, short fiction, or short essays for any future issues, please reach out to me at HouseofRaptor[at]gmail[dot]com and we’ll talk. Submissions for the next Headspace will open in Fall 2018, and it will hover around themes of possession.

 

Raptor Cover by DB

Headspace #1

Raptor Editing’s first chapbook is about belonging and all of the messy emotions that come along with it.

MACK

A book about kissing.

Hurricane Butterfly

Raptor’s first stand-alone book is a collection of poems dedicated to the spirit of the late Pete Burns written by Cody Ross Romero and Kevin Salvaggio.