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We're excited to announce the shortlisted pieces from our inaugural 2017 Short Forms Contest! After reviewing over 200 pieces of 500 words or less, here is the shortlist of shorts, as determined by our esteemed judge Jen Sookfong Lee.

Posted by: Sierra Skye Gemma

An intimate memoir about abortion, expressed through the language and imagery of the ocean, Month 7 of Deep Salt Water was a meditation on various modes of time—geological, human, musical, oceanic—and now Month Eight delves into the multiplicity of circles, the roundness of ripe fruit, the endless cycles of the ocean's seismic waves. 

Posted by: Cara Lang

In the words of our Festival Director, Arielle Spence, “Growing Room is a celebration, a protest, a reflection, a re-envisioning, a gathering, a question, and a dream. It is the culmination of forty years of hard work and creativity and the start of a new era.” If you're eager to attend but uncertain where to begin, we understand; when the festival was conceptualized two years ago, we did not foresee organizing a five-day festival with twenty... more

Posted by: Kayi Wong

Room is pleased to feature Month Seven of the captivating and thought-provoking Deep Salt Water, an interdisciplinary collaboration among four artists—author Marianne Apostolides, collage artist Catherine Mellinger, photographer Melanie Gordon, and composer Paul Swoger-Ruston—based on the forthcoming book by Apostolides of the same title. Deep Salt Water is an intimate memoir about abortion, expressed through the language and imagery of the... more

Posted by: Cara Lang

The results are in. Congratulations to the three winners of Room's Cover Art Contest 2016! Thank you to our judges, Hangama Amiri, and Jillian Tamaki, for being generous with their time and... more

Posted by: Kayi Wong

Congratulations to Slavka Kolesar for winning the honourable mention with her illustration, Metamorphosis!

Posted by: Kayi Wong

We're excited to announce the shortlisted artworks from our second Annual Cover Art Contest 2016! After reviewing over 250 artworks from over 100 artists, here is the shortlist as determined by our esteemed judges--Hangama Amiri, and Jillian Tamaki.

Posted by: Kayi Wong

Did you miss our deadline? Fear not! Room’s inaugural, genre-less Short Forms Contest deadline has been extended until Sunday, January 29, 2016 at 11:59 pm (PST).

Posted by: Sierra Skye Gemma

Room is pleased to feature Month Six of the captivating and thought-provoking Deep Salt Water, an interdisciplinary collaboration among four artists—author Marianne Apostolides, collage artist Catherine Mellinger, photographer Melanie Gordon, and composer Paul Swoger-Ruston—based on the forthcoming book by Apostolides of the same title. Deep Salt Water is an intimate memoir about abortion, expressed through the language and imagery of the... more

Posted by: Cara Lang

Join us for the launch of our December 2016 issue, 39.4 "This Body's Map", edited by Chelene Knight. There will be readings by Jen Sookfong Lee, Chantal Gibson, Beni Xiao, and Nefertiti, as well as an artist talk by cover artist Samantha deVries-Hofman. Entry by donation.

Posted by: Chelene Knight

In Anne of Green Gables—that beloved Prince Edward Island saga—Lucy Maud Montgomery wrote, “Tomorrow is always fresh with no mistakes in it.” Well, Lucy Maud Montgomery wasn’t around for 2016. The tomorrows (and yesterdays and todays, hours and even minutes) of 2016 were not only marked by mistakes, but by catastrophic anguish and an alarming amount of apathy. I won’t even mention the mistakes of 2016 in this blog post for fear of giving them... more

Posted by: Amber Dawn

2016 may have sucked, but on the bright side, it inspired some incredible writing (see #3 on this list). Last year we shared our top 15 most-read posts of 2015, and I thought I'd continue the trend—and so, here are the ten most-read posts on roommagazine.com in 2016.

Posted by: Meghan Bell

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  • Room Vol 40.1: Food
    Room 40.1, Food
    Edited by Rose Morris, Kayi Wong

    In this issue:

    Sarah Beck, Ashwini Bhasi, Kat Cameron, Lucas Crawford, Dora Dueck, Marilyn Dumont, Rebecca Fishow, Veronica Fredericks, Rachel Jansen, Jane Kirby, Alexis von Konigslow, Lee Lai, Tess Liem, Alice Lowe, Tanis MacDonald , sab meynert, Silvia Pikal, Marika Prokosh, Keyu Song, Sylvia Symons, Ivy Tang, Carol Wainio, Kayi Wong, Catriona Wright, Nicole Xu

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