We started off
as a simple fever dream
in a very ambitious poet named Ravven.
Ravven was an outcast. She found it hard to make friends, hard to exist, and hard to express herself.
At the time, she fondly (somewhat unfondly) referred to herself as a "squishy trauma ball." She tried several different homes—pious religion, country woman, college student, worship leader...but there was never really any room at the table.
Not for who she really was.
Curious Corvid Publishing
is proud to represent
The River of Souls by Mark Piggott, Firebird Award; Adhara's Sonder by Mark Alexander McClish, Next Gen Indie Book Award Finalist;
Corsair and the Sky Pirates by Mark Piggott, Firebird Award, The Last Man In Cleveland by Danny O'Dea, NGIBA Finalist; The Last Magus: Dragonfire & Steel by Mark Piggott, Firebird Award; Ashes by David Grinnell, Firebird Award
I Am Ravven & The Cry Of The Ravven by Ravven White, Threadbare by Adanna Moriarity, Adhara's Sonder by Mark Alexander McClish, Moonglade by David Grinnell, IPanoramic by Aimee Nicole; The Chimera by Michael Perret
Meet the Unkindness
Ravven White is a queer gothic poet and novelist. She dabbles in mystery and magic and spends most of her nights reading books or scribbling crazed stories from her pen. The founder of Curious Corvid Publishing, Ravven has a special love for the odd and the unusual and is deeply passionate about indie publishing and fair representation. Ravven lives in a castle by the sea with her husband, daughter, their two hellhounds, and her various familiars. You can usually sense her arrival by a curious flapping of wings.
You can read more about Ravven on her author's page, here.
Mark Alexander McClish is Curious Corvid Publishing's design director and something of a jack-of-all-trades. He has worked with Curious Corvid Publishing from close to the beginning, designing their business cards, member invitation cards, banner, the Magpie Messenger, the website you're currently using, and whatever else Ravven needs. Though he isn't particularly gothic himself, he loves the aesthetic and thoroughly enjoys designing for CCP.
You can read more about Mark on his author's page, here.
Alex operates as something of a mix between Curious Corvid's secretary, office manager, and P.R. director, helping to organize submissions and other content, and many other aspects of the business. Since she was born and raised in Florida, Alex has always had a fascination for the dark, mysterious, and spooky—but you wouldn't know it by looking at her. If you send an email to CCP for the first time, it's probably Alex who's going to be replying to you, and she's happy to help with whatever you or any of the Corvids need!
Editor in Chief
Anna Corbeaux is a lifelong lover of all that is dark and disturbing. As an editor, she thrives when she can conspire with authors to help them tell their stories, elevate their writing, and bend the rules that do not serve them. When she is not reading, she is painting her fingernails and lips black, convening with her clowder of cats, and haunting the catacombs of Seattle.
Fiercely principled, dedicated to quality, and possessing a sharp eye for detail, Jessica works hard to ensure manuscripts meet the high Curious Corvid standard before they proceed to the publishing stage. When she is not helping our authors improve their already excellent work, you'll find her onstage as a talented thespian and a staple of her local theatre community.
Aimee Nicole is one of the authors in the Curious Corvid house and helps make our literary magazine, the Magpie Messenger. She edits our submissions to make sure they shine! She is a poetess, cat mom, body-positive, a kink explorer, queer lover of libraries, tea, Korean food, dramas, pop, and more.
You can read more about Aimee and find her links on her author's page.
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