During the Spring of 2013, five young writers from four boroughs in New York City convened weekly to discuss
literature and establish the foundation of Raw Fiction, a youth-driven literary arts project. They discussed
literature, wrote stories and went on field trips to the theater, to museums, and to the cinema. Each writer trained
through the week - in between group meetings - with a mentor in the professional fields of editing, graphic design
web programming, project management and publicity. The result of these months of intense collaboration resulted
in the design of this website you are visiting, the Raw Fiction logo and Raw Fiction's first publication, The 3,452nd
Edition, featuring the work of founding participants Karen Huang, Amber Fraser, Cha-Lisa Johnson, Ruth Tirado,
and Nisha Wadhwani along with stories by New York residents including Akwaeke Zara Emezi, Mark Fusco, and
Lisa Sita. Click here to read The 3,452nd Edition.
Click here to learn more about Raw Fiction's writing collective in 2015.