Room with a View

North America’s only feminist literary festival, Growing Room, marks its fourth year by expanding to a literary and arts festival. The cross-genre celebration will feature more than 85 nationally-renowned authors, poets, filmmakers, comedians, dancers, musicians and artists from across the country, to celebrate inclusive storytelling in all its forms during readings, discussions, workshops and parties from March 11-15, 2020 at venues across... more

Posted by: Kayi Wong

Thank you to all the writers who shared their short form pieces with us and our esteemed fiction judge, Gwen Benaway! Here are the twelve longlisted submissions from this year's contest.

Posted by: Kayi Wong

Thank you to all the writers who shared their short form pieces with us and our esteemed fiction judge, Gwen Benaway! Here are the twelve longlisted submissions from this year's contest.

Posted by: Kayi Wong

Huge congratulations to the following three poets, whose works have been selected by our esteemed judge, Pamela Mordecai, as the winners and honourable mention for our 2019 Poetry Contest!

Posted by: Kayi Wong

Room Magazine is moving into its next chapter with a new publisher. Nav Nagra has assumed the role of publisher as of November 14, 2019. Nagra brings to the role a variety of skills and experiences in nonprofit management. As the communications manager and diversity and inclusion facilitator at Vantage Point, Nagra has had the pleasure of working with many organizations to find their path to better inclusion and equitable practices... more

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The 2019 poetry shortlist is here. Congrats to the nine poets whose submissions were selected by our esteemed judge, Pamela Mordecai!

Room's 2019 Poetry Contest: The Shortlist

Posted by: Kayi Wong

Whether rigorous journalism or expansive fiction, literature can be a crucial tool in thinking through complicated political realities – and imagining new ones. The 100+ authors attending the Vancouver Writers Fest this from October 21-27, 2019, do just that. Here are five events for anyone interested in nuanced and unapologetically feminist conversations on today’s most pertinent stories.

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You've waited long enough. Here are the fourteen longlisted poems from our 2019 Poetry Contest!

Room's 2019 Poetry Contest: The Longlist

Posted by: Kayi Wong

Congratulations to the following three writers, whose essays have been selected by our esteembed judge, Terese Marie Mailhot, as the winners and honourable mention for our 2019 Creative Non-Fiction Contest!

Posted by: Kayi Wong

The selection process is never easy, but here are the six shortlisted essays for the 2019 CNF Contest as chosen by our esteemed and hardworking judge, Terese Marie Mailhot!

Posted by: Kayi Wong

You've waited long enough. Here are the thirteen longlisted essays from our 2019 Creative Non-Fiction Contest!

Posted by: Kayi Wong

We wanted to make sure the writers amongst our community are fully inspired this warm and muggy season for some writing, perhaps in preparation for our annual poetry contest that’s now open, so we invited poet and artist Manahil Bandukwala to share some of her favourite poetry with us.

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    In this issue:

    Manahil Bandukwala, Dessa Bayrock, Megan Beadle, Brandi Bird, lue boileau, Rachel Burlock, Justina Chong, Mollie Cronin, Marilyn Dumont, Edzi'u, Ashleigh Giffen, katia hernandez velasco, erica hiroko, Jessica Johns, Shaelyn Johnston, Yume Kitasei, Mica Lemiski, Jessie Loyer, Annick MacAskill, Callista Markotich, Sonali Menezes, Kai Minosh Pyle, Natasha Ramoutar, Carmina Ravanera, Rohsni Riar, Jessica Rose, Rowan Siah, Eli Tareq El Bechelany-Lynch, Kelly S. Thompson, Arielle Twist, Phoebe Wang, Yu-Sen Zhou

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