Here are the twenty-one entries that have been shortlisted for Room's Annual Poetry and Fiction Contest. With over 420 entries this year, the selection was not an easy task for our esteemed judges, Shani Mootoo (Fiction), and Jen Currin (Poetry). Winners will be announced the week of October 12.
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Comics and graphic novels hit the sweet sweet spot between art and literature. Here, Room editors share a few of our favourites.
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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Edited by Jessica Johns
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.