Comics and graphic novels hit the sweet sweet spot between art and literature. Here, Room editors share a few of our favourites.
Room with a View
Once again, we're excited to join the thousands of like-minded literary folks who attend WORD Vancouver each year. Here are five ways to check out Room magazine at WORD Vancouver 2015.
From portraying families tormented by terrible secrets to hostile landscapes that forsake their inhabitants, our national writing isn’t afraid to get morbid, creepy or just plain weird—while still somehow maintaining a sense of humour. In no particular order, eight Canadian Gothic literary works to inspire your submissions for our Canadian Gothic themed issue.
You have another two weeks to send us your best poems and short stories. Room is accepting submissions to our annual poetry and fiction contest until the extended deadline of Aug. 1 at midnight (PST).
In honour of pride season, here are some books you should read, from Room's past and present contest judges.
Room collective member Jónína Kirton shares her list of Canadian Aboriginal writers whose work she has either come to know and respect or that are on her "to read” list.
The CNF Writing Contest Winners for 2015 are...
From 150 entrants, here are the 10 still in contention to win
April is National Poetry Month. To celebrate, members of the Room editorial collective have compiled a recommended reading list of some of their favourite poetry books by Canadian women.
Happy International Women's Day, Room readers! Great news: we are extending the deadline to submit to our our 2015 annual CNF contest until March 22, 2015 at midnight (PST).
With 2014 about to wrap up, here's a list of 14 feminist (and women or non-binary directed) films from 2014, including Appropriate Behavior, The Babadook, Beyond The Lights, Obvious Child, and more!
From poetry and fiction to essays and memoir, 2014 was a stellar year for chroniclers of the rich tapestry of female experience. These award-winning books touch specifically on issues of gender inequality, identity politics, social injustice, sexual awakening and coming of age, and all resonate with a strong authorial voice.
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Room 41.1, Family Secrets
Edited by Rachel Thompson
In this issue:
Jennifer Amos, Fenn Archdekin-Leung, Jenn Ashton, Jamelie Bachaalani, Colleen Baran, Jenny Bartoy, Alexandra Chang, Kristina Corre, Maggie de Vries, Shirley Harshenin, Jia Hwang, Sharon Jinkerson-Brass, Elizabeth Johnston, Tamara Jong, Manal Kamran, Carrianne Leung, Lily Leung, Mary MacDonald, Alissa McArthur, Cosi Nayovitz, Margaret Nowaczyk, Deanna Partridge-David, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Rebekah Rempel.