Bummed out that you missed our fiction and poetry contests? Not to worry! We've extended the deadline until Sunday, July 30! Now you've got two more weeks to get those entries in to us through Submittable.
Those entries give you:
- A chance to win $1,000, $250, or $50; get published; and have your work read by poetry judge Jónína Kirton or fiction judge Sigal Samuel.
- A one-year subscription to Room, a one-year extension on your subscription to Room, or a gift subscription for one of your friends (let us know the name and address of your friend in your submission, or email our contest coordinator at contests [at] roommagazine [dot] com);
- The ability to feel good knowing your entry fee will go to help supporting a feminist literary magazine!
We can't wait to read your contest submissions!
Sigal Samuel is an award-winning novelist, journalist, essayist, and playwright. Currently the Religion Editor at the Atlantic, she has also published work in the Daily Beast, the Rumpus, BuzzFeed, Electric Literature and the Walrus. She has appeared on NPR, BBC, CBC, and Huffington Post Live. The Mystics of Mile End, her debut novel, is nominated for the International Dublin Literary Award, and won the Fiction Prize at the Canadian Jewish Literary Awards and the Trade Fiction Book of the Year Award at the Alberta Book Publishing Awards in 2016. Sigal earned her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia.
Jónína Kirton is a prairie-born Métis/Icelandic poet, author, and facilitator. She currently lives in Vancouver, on the unceded territory of the Salish people. She graduated from Simon Fraser University’s Writer’s Studio in 2007 and is a member of its Advisory Board as well as the liaison for its Indigenous Advisory Board. In 2016, Jónína received the Vancouver’s Mayor’s Arts Award for an Emerging Artist in the Literary Arts category. Her work has been featured in a number of anthologies and literary journals, including the Humber Literary Review, Ricepaper magazine (Asian/Aboriginal Issue), V6A: Writing from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Other Tongues: Mixed Race Women Speak Out, Pagan Edge, First Nations Drum, Toronto Quarterly and Quills Canadian Poetry Magazine. Her first collection of poetry, page as bone – ink as blood was released to wide acclaim by Talonbooks in 2015. Her second collection of poetry, An Honest Woman, was published in spring 2017 by Talonbooks.
Entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Room, beginning with issue 40.3 (September 2017).